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June 2017 Issue

Onsite Fueling

Vendor View: Addressing Corrosion and Microbial Growth in Today’s Fuel Environment

Photo: A corroded flapper valve from a diesel tank, next to another flapper valve from the gasoline tank at the same site.   By Brad Hoffman, Tanknology, Inc.   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began to phase in ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) in 2006, with stringent regulations intended to virtually eliminate sulfur from...

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Changes Have Arrived at Commercial Fuel Buyer

May 16, 2017 • Business Operations, Fleet Operations, Fuel Price News, Fuels & Supply, Offsite Fueling, Onsite FuelingComments Off on Changes Have Arrived at Commercial Fuel Buyer

As we announced at the end of March, Commercial Fuel Buyer (CFB) would soon be taking advantage of a range of data offerings generated by our parent company, EPIC News+Data. That day has arrived. We have just made a wholesale pricing index available for...

EPA Approves PMAA’s Low Liquid Level Alternative Test Method for Sumps

May 12, 2017 • App Homepage, Onsite FuelingComments Off on EPA Approves PMAA’s Low Liquid Level Alternative Test Method for Sumps

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) announced this week that it has approved the Petroleum Marketers Association of America’s (PMAA’s) low liquid level integrity test as an alternative...

Vendor View: Do You Know the ABCs of the EPA 2018 UST Regulation Deadline?

May 1, 2017 • App Homepage, Featured Articles, Onsite FuelingComments Off on Vendor View: Do You Know the ABCs of the EPA 2018 UST Regulation Deadline?

By Peter J. Cochefski   It was 1988 when the world of retail fueling in the United States changed forever—and for the better. That’s when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—in response to the shocking revelation that thousands of...

SPATCO Petroleum Solutions Acquires PetroTech, LLC

April 26, 2017 • App Homepage, Onsite FuelingComments Off on SPATCO Petroleum Solutions Acquires PetroTech, LLC

SPATCO Petroleum Solutions (www.SPATCO.com), a wholly owned division of SPATCO Energy Solutions, announced it has acquired the assets of PetroTech, LLC, a Mississippi-based supplier of equipment and services to the petroleum industry. PetroTech is an...

Vendor View: Bugs Cause Fuel System Damage, Part Two

April 17, 2017 • App Homepage, Featured Articles, Onsite FuelingComments Off on Vendor View: Bugs Cause Fuel System Damage, Part Two

Frederick J. Passman, Ph.D., Biodeterioration Control Associates, Inc.   My last article discussed the opportunity costs caused by dispenser flow-rate reduction. I’ll open today’s article with a few photos that I’ve selected from my collection...

PEI Publishes First 2017 Safety Video: Service Vehicle Safety

April 5, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Operations, Onsite FuelingComments Off on PEI Publishes First 2017 Safety Video: Service Vehicle Safety

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced the release of its first industry safety video of 2017.   “Service Vehicle Safety,” based on the popular “Dos and Don’ts” series of PEI safety tips, offers video examples...

Vendor View: Managing Aging USTs with Facts and Confidence

March 25, 2017 • App Homepage, Featured Articles, Onsite FuelingComments Off on Vendor View: Managing Aging USTs with Facts and Confidence

By Brian Derge, Tanknology   In the 1980s, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was at work developing the first comprehensive set of regulations governing underground storage tanks (USTs). Simultaneously, the retail fuel industry was working...

API Welcomes EPA Action to Put an Administrative Stay on the Agency’s Risk Management Plan Rule

March 15, 2017 • App Homepage, Onsite FuelingComments Off on API Welcomes EPA Action to Put an Administrative Stay on the Agency’s Risk Management Plan Rule

PI Downstream Group Director Frank Macchiarola said that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) action to put an administrative stay on the agency’s Risk Management Plan Rule is important to protecting the security of industrial...

Atlas Oil Hot Pumping Solution Receives First U.S. Patent

March 8, 2017 • App Homepage, Onsite FuelingComments Off on Atlas Oil Hot Pumping Solution Receives First U.S. Patent

Fuel Automation Station (FAS), a hot fueling solution co-created by Atlas Oil Company, was awarded its first of many expected patents. This technology enables equipment to be refueled when engines are operational, or “hot.”   Fuel Automation...