September 25, 2020 | Vol. 70, No. 19
Dear PEI Member:
The past two weeks saw lots of electric vehicle (EV) activity among automakers, governmental authorities and research organizations. PEI’s response includes a new online event to help members determine whether EV charging installation and service could grow their business.
Government and Research Organizations
by e-mail to the editor, Rick Long at email@example.com
In the U.K., the Association for Petroleum and Explosives Administration (APEA) and Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) published Electric Vehicle Charging Installations at Filling Stations to address the logistical and safety considerations in placing EV chargers at busy retail fueling facilities. The APEA/IET document follows the late August U.S. release of the Fuels Institute’s State of Transportation Energy and Vehicle Electrification (See Sept. 10, 2020 TulsaLetter.)
Fuels Institute Executive Director John Eichberger will moderate the discussion. Panelists include Patrick Fiedler, Fiedler Group; Justin Spence, Oscar W. Larson Co.; and Bo Sasnett, D&H United Fueling Solutions.
VIRTUAL CONVENTION & EXPO DEADLINES
The U.S. presidential and congressional elections will affect distributors, contractors, manufacturers and other stakeholders for years. In this one-hour session, West will answer attendees’ questions and discuss the election’s likely effect on:
Exhibitors. Exhibitors who apply by Sept. 28 for the Virtual Convention & Expo will be included in the printed Exhibitors Guide in the Q4 2020 PEI Journal. Standard, enhanced and premium booths are $1,000, $2,000 and $3,000, respectively. Download the Expo prospectus and application form here.
For more information, email Tom Leibrandt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The exhibitor count is growing rapidly. PEI will update and post the current exhibitor list here each day.
A Sept. 21 Oil Express article reported that effective Oct. 1, 2020, “Marathon will begin passing through fraudulent chargebacks to non-outside EMV sites that are deemed to have excessive outside fraud, including counterfeit and lost and stolen (card fraud).”
Chevron recently announced a similar high-fraud liability timeline. CITGO and Shell are pushing some chargebacks to high-fraud retailers.
EMERGENCY GENERATOR RP: COMMENT PERIOD OPENS
PEI/RP1400 covers the design and installation of shop-fabricated tanks, piping and auxiliary equipment for oil burners and stationary systems fueling primary, standby or emergency pumps and generators. The document is used by architects, engineers, system operators, regulators, contractors, consultants and end users. The PEI Generator Fuel Installation Committee released the first edition of PEI/RP1400 in 2014.
To submit suggestions for RP1400-21, visit www.pei.org/rp1400 and click the “Comment Now” button. The comment period ends Monday, Oct. 26.
“The US Department of Transportation reported yesterday that US motorists drove 11% fewer miles in July than during the same time last year. Drivers drove 262.4 billion miles in July, which was 33.2 billion miles fewer than in July a year ago. It was, however, a 4% increase from the month prior. Summer is usually the peak driving season in the US but due to the lockdowns, people are taking fewer road trips.” — Fuels News, Sept. 23
“The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and CarMax Auto Superstores Inc. have reached a settlement to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at the company’s Independence, Missouri, car dealership. According to EPA, CarMax discharged thousands of gallons of gasoline into a creek adjacent to the facility from corroded piping attached to a petroleum storage tank used to fill up the facility’s cars. Under the terms of the settlement, the company agreed to pay a $119,440 civil penalty.” — U.S. EPA, Sept. 21
California service company. Fuel Oil Systems, 17500 Murphy Parkway, Lathrop, CA 95330, applied for service and construction division membership. Jackie Imtyaz is the controller for the company, which was established in 2000. Fuel Oil Systems offers underground and aboveground storage tank equipment sales and service; remote fills; programming and repair; and design, build and consulting services. Sponsored for PEI membership by Don Petroni, Petroleum Marketing Equipment, Placentia, California. www.fueloilsystems.net
Florida service provider. A & D Petroleum & Maintenance, 11510 Americana Lane, Jacksonville, FL 32218, applied for service and construction division membership. Allen David Shutt owns the company, which was established in 2008. A & D Petroleum & Maintenance services fiberglass pumps and double-walled lines and swaps dispensers. Sponsored for PEI membership by Ken Neeley, ESCO Manufacturing Inc., Tampa, Florida. www.ad-petroleum.com
ADMITTED TO PEI
● Rancho Factory Inc., Saquel, California (manufacturer)
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