ILTA Monthly Newsletter
December 3, 2019
Issue Update
A day after a meeting at which ILTA members and staff planned conference sessions for ILTA’s 40th Annual Conference and Trade Show scheduled for June 8-10, 2020 in Houston, ILTA hosted meetings with the Department of Homeland Security and with staff of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee to discuss CFATS issues. 
ILTA on November 6 filed comments on the Surface Transportation Board’s proposal to modify its regulations regarding demurrage billing requirements.
ILTA participated in a meeting with the Office of Management and Budget and the Council on Environmental Quality on November 20 to encourage the Trump administration to expeditiously propose and finalize changes to National Environmental Policy Act regulations governing reviews of projects requiring federal agency approvals.
The Oil and Natural Gas Subsector Coordinating Council met November 6-7 in Houston to discuss ongoing support of the critical infrastructure sector and coordination with government agencies.
ILTA joined other supporters of the U.S. Coast Guard Foundation as a sponsor of the Foundation’s Annual Houston Awards Gala, on November 14.
After considerable angst and political bickering, the House and Senate approved, and President Trump signed another short-term spending fix that avoided a government shutdown on November 20 and extends current funding levels for federal programs through Dec. 20.
A coalition of business and energy trade associations, including ILTA, sent a letter November 19 to members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee urging the panel to oppose H.R. 535, the “PFAS Action Act of 2019,” as well as the amendment offered as a substitute to H.R. 535. 
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on November 21 reversed key portions of a chemical safety rule implemented by the Obama administration.
The House Financial Services Committee on October 30 passed a bipartisan seven-year reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act.
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ILTA News
Ten member companies joined an in-depth ILTA workshop to help plan for the 2020 annual conference and trade show.
The initial meeting of the 2020 ILTA Board of Directors and the 2019 Annual Members Meeting, was held in Philadelphia October 31 and November 1.
ILTA is excited to be extending its reach on social media. By bringing the terminal industry's story to platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube, it is better able to represent terminal professionals everywhere and ensure that industry priorities are part of the digital conversation.

Hey ILTA Members: Keep an eye out in your mailbox or email for the new ILTA Member Directory, which will be released in mid-December. The directory includes the same great information you are used to in a new magazine format that includes feature stories, information about upcoming meetings, a staff email and phone directory, fact sheets and other useful information. We hope you enjoy it!

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Member News

ILTA welcomed three new Supplier Members in November: Petroleum Measurement Integrators Ltd.; HalenHardy LLC; and Total Valve & Equipment. Petroleum Measurement, based in Mount Pearl, NL, Canada, provides distribution and service of engineered fluid systems (sales@pmintegrators.com). HalenHardy, based on Bellwood, PA, specializes in spill-response products (www.halenhardy.com). Houston-based Total Valve & Equipment provides new and remanufactured valves, controls, automation and related equipment to the oil and gas industry (www.total-valve.com/)

USA News Hub, Nov. 7, 2019
Energy Transfer LP said earlier this month that although a final investment decision was still pending, its project to build an offshore crude export facility in Texas that would connect with its Nederland, Texas crude terminal was proceeding as scheduled and would be in service by late 2022.  
Houston Chronicle, Nov. 21, 2019
NuStar has filed an investors' presentation with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regarding new projects at the Port of Corpus Christi that include extending pipeline networks to the port, improving dock space, and expanding capacity for refined products shipping to Mexico.
El Paso Herald-Post, Nov. 9, 2019
In partnership with Marathon Petroleum, the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso have created the Discover-E Mobile Engineering and Computer Lab, a 24-foot, fully outfitted cargo trailer that will travel throughout Region 19.
Oil & Gas Journal, Nov. 11, 2019
Magellan Midstream Partners LP is adding a supplemental open season to solicit additional commitments on its West Texas pipeline. The results of the bidding, due by December 20, may lead Magellan to add an additional 25,000 b/d capacity to the pipeline. 
S&P Global, Nov. 4, 2019
In compliance with IMO 2020 mandates, Royal Dutch Vopak reported earlier this month that it had completed most of its fuel capacity conversions and will begin expanding chemical product storage capacity in Belgium, Mexico and China.
Seeking Alpha, Nov. 1, 2019
Magellan Midstream Partners announced earlier this month that it would revise its Voyager oil pipeline proposal, saying that in seeking a "capital efficient solution," it had trimmed costs to a fraction of the original estimate.
mrt, Nov. 14, 2019
Oryx Midstream has agreed to buy Targa Resources' Permian Basin assets for $135 million, said Oryx CEO Brett Wiggs, announcing the sale on the same day that Oryx, and joint partner Diamondback Energy, closed on the previously announced acquisition of Reliance Gathering. The Targa deal is expected to close in December 2019.
Pipeline News, Nov. 15, 2019
Moda Midstream has begun expanding Berths 4 and 5 at its Moda Ingleside Energy Center (MIEC) in Ingleside, Texas, to accommodate Very Large Crude Carriers and Suezmax class vessels. Moda is also considering a new pipeline between the MIEC and its Taft Terminal in Taft, Texas.
Oil & Gas Journal, Nov. 15, 2019
Michael Jennings has been named as the new president and chief executive officer for petroleum refiner HollyFrontier Corp. of Dallas, Texas. Jennings succeeds George Damiris who retires on December 31.
Beaumont Enterprise, Dec. 1, 2019
The city of Port Neches has approved a request to add two sections of crude oil pipeline to its corridor to move Keystone Pipeline crude to Motiva and TC Energy. The sections are unusual for their size: 30-inches and 36 inches to Motiva and TC Energy respectively.
Zacks, Nov. 29, 2019
Market trading in NuStar Energy closed at $28.32, November 28, up 2.34% on the heels of Chairman Bill Greehey's acquisition of 527,426 units worth $14.99 million. The company projects a 35% year-over-year reduction of its 2020 capital spending.
BIC Magazine, Nov. 25, 2019
Royal Vopak has been chosen to design, build, own and operate a new industrial terminal at the Port of Corpus Christi. The new terminal will include a planned 1.8 million tonne ethane cracker and serve all liquid petrochemical products moved by marine vessels. Total tankage is estimated at 130.000 cmb with pipelines connecting the terminal to the cracker complex.
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Upcoming Events

Members of the ILTA EHS&S Committee: Take a moment to put the ILTA Spring Meeting on your calendars. The meeting will be held in New Orleans March 31 and April 1. Make plans to come in a day early to participate on behalf of the terminal industry in a community volunteer opportunity.