ILTA Monthly Newsletter
February 2, 2021
Issue Update
ILTA is extremely pleased to announce that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on January 19 finalized its new rule expanding the use of in-service tank inspections.
President Biden issued a series of executive orders within hours of taking the oath of office to reverse many of Trump’s orders, including a host related to climate, the environment and energy.
Following an election on November 3 that defied nearly every norm and many expectations, Democrats won unified control of the federal government after two January 6 U.S. Senate runoffs in Georgia were called in their favor.
The Biden Administration has ordered the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and a subagency to determine by March 15 if there is a need for emergency temporary standards to protect workers from on-the-job COVID–19 infections. If Labor determines that such an ETS is necessary, a future ETS could require employers to follow a specific set of rules and regulations aimed at protecting the health and safety of workers. The Executive Order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety also directs the Department of Labor to issue updated guidance to employers on workplace safety during the COVID–19 pandemic.
The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers Association has prepared a spreadsheet with information relative to each state’s COVID-19 vaccination plans, including phasing information for essential manufacturers (like terminals), links to each state’s plan, other relevant links, and information on how to become a vaccine provider as point of dispensing (POD). Special thanks to AFPM for allowing us to post this useful information.
The oil and natural gas industry can help lead the United States out of its economic recession and build back stronger through innovation and new technologies that will supply affordable, dependable energy while continuously improving environmental performance," American Petroleum Institute President and CEO Mike Sommers said January 13 during API’s annual State American Energy report.
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Member News
BIC Magazine, January 22, 2021
Affiliates of Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P and Enterprise Products Partners have entered into an agreement to develop a futures contract for delivery of approximately 2 million barrels of crude per day to the Houston-area market.  
CSP, January 22, 2021
Created to streamline fuel-ordering processes, Motiva Enterprises and fuel delivery and logistics firm The Now Network have developed a digital platform that increases supply chain transparency while optimizing efficiencies, according to Motiva Executive Vice Present Bill Spurgeon.
The Motley Food, January 23, 2021
Kinder Morgan CEO Steve Kean and others met January 20 for the company's Q4 2020 Earnings Call, focusing on the company's large-scale natural gas business, and its commitment to producing the cleanest possible fuels.
Market Screener, January 27, 2021
Looking to further its position as an integral part of the global energy evolution, Buckeye Partners announced an equity investment in OneH2, a provider of hydrogen fuel supply and logistics solutions.
Market Screener, January 27, 2021
Green Plains Partners LP have agreed to the sale of its Green Plains Ord, Nebrask ethanol facility to Green Plains Ord LLC for an estimated $27 milllion and the transfer of several railcar leases. The sale allows parent company Green Plains, Inc. to reallocate monies to its protein technology initiatives, according to Green Plains Partners President and Executive Officer Todd Becker.
Markets Insider, January 15, 2021
International-Matex Tank Terminals announced that long-time President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Courtney will retire from the company and become a member of the Board of Directors for IMTT.
CStore Decisions, January 14, 2021
Marathon Petroleum Corporation announced Maryann T. Mannen will take over as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mannen succeeds retiring CFO Donald C. Templin effectiive January 25, 2021.
Market Screener, January 11, 2021
Energy Transfer LP has named Bradford (Brad) Whitehurst as Chief Financial Officer. Whitehurst will oversee Energy Transfer's taxation functions and continue managing and serving on a host of Energy Transfer divisions and committees.
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ILTA News
ILTA President Kathryn Clay recently participated in two high-profile industry panels and used the opportunities to highlight the importance of the liquid storage industry to the smooth functioning of supply chains. 
ILTA is launching a new Career Center. Whether you are seeking to hire a new employee or looking for a job, the ILTA Career Center is the go-to source for opportunities in the terminal industry. The terminal industry offers various careers in operations, engineering, environmental management, safety, business development, marketing, sales, information technology, and many other disciplines. Get starting today by logging into your ILTA members-only site and exploring: https://www.ilta.org/News-Resources/eJobs. 
ILTA hosted its first-ever January Environment, Health and Safety, and Security subcommittee meetings last week virtually.
Long-time ILTA conference speaker and fan favorite, Walter Nusbaum, served as a guest speaker for January’s terminal membership call to discuss how to reach your full productivity potential, both in work and in life.
Because ILTA had to cancel its 2020 conference and trade show and moved the 2021 event to October, we’ve tried to find new ways to support our supplier members and exhibitors in getting their goods and services in front of our terminal members.
ILTA advocates for the tank and terminal industry and brings peer professionals together—but we can’t do it without your support!  
ILTA launched its Think Tank Blog and featured eight posts in January. Topics included: an explanatory piece on tank terminals; a feature on the benefits of committee membership; a discussion on the new makeup of the U.S. Senate and what it could mean to the industry; a piece outlining the Biden administration’s new energy and environmental nominees; an update on the Kb tank rule, which was finalized in the waning days of the Trump administration; a recap of the early-January EHS&S Committee meetings; a detailed how-to guide for members to update their personal and company profiles; and highlights from the Walter Nusbaum talk to terminal members on increasing productivity in the new year. If you haven’t already, look at Think Tank. We’d love to hear your feedback and ideas. Please reach out to Cathy Landry, clandry@ilta.org.
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Upcoming Events
LHT Terminal Vice President Greg Johnson will present his white paper on vapor recovery unit valve failures at ILTA’s next terminal-member virtual roundtable on February 18 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time. ILTA intends to leave time to discuss the results of a recent worker-vaccination survey.
Look for the ILTA 2021 Conference and Trade Show’s website later in February. The website, which will be linked to the www.ilta.org site, will feature all the information you need to know about exhibiting, sponsorship opportunities, venue information, and we’ll even feature some of our conference sessions. This year’s show has shifted from the usual June dates to October 4-6, 2021, and we are so excited that we will be able to be together in-person again! ILTA will hold the conference at the Marriott Marquis in Houston and the trade show at the nearby George R. Brown Convention Center. For information about reserving a booth or sponsorship opportunities, please email info@ilta.org.