ILTA Monthly Newsletter
October 5, 2021
Issue Update
The House of Representatives was scheduled to vote on September 30 on the Senate-passed $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Jobs and Investment Act that includes $550 billion in new spending over 5 years. The unusual bipartisan agreement passed the Senate in August by a vote of 69-30, with 19 Republican Senators joining all 50 Democrats to vote in favor of the bill. 
On September 21, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) that would fund the government until December 3. The measure was designed to avoid a government-wide shut down that would have occurred on September 30 with the end of the 2021 fiscal year.
On September 9, President Biden directed OSHA to issue a new Emergency Temporary Standard that would require many employers to provide paid time for employees to get and recover from getting vaccinated.
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Member News
ILTA welcomed four new supplier members in September: Actuation Plus, Altamira Technologies, Fibergtate Composite Structures, Inc., and Versa Integrity Group, Inc. 
The News of San Patricio, Sept. 22, 2021
Ingleside Moda Midstream, LLC announced it will sell the Moda Ingleside Energy Center in Texas and other Moda assets to Enbridge Inc. for about $3 billion.
Market Screener, Sept. 21, 2021
Kinder Morgan subsidiary Tennessee Gas Pipeline announced initiation of a responsibly sourced natural gas strategic agreement to reduce methane emissions across the natural gas value chain.
Market Screener, Sept. 16, 2021
Energy Transfer announced a $75,000 donation to the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army to aid in immediate relief efforts in communities impacted by Hurricane Ida in early September.
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Market Screener, Sept. 17, 2021
In support of a local volunteer firehouse, Phillips 66 donated $35,000 to the Hominy Ranchers Rural Fire Department to add five monitors for enabling cab control of the department's truck nozzles.
Chelsea Record, Sept. 23, 2021
The New England Patriots and Gulf Oil have partnered in a $25,000 donation to the Jordan Boys and Girls Club to support the technology program at the organization's Willow Street clubhouse.
Reuters, Sept. 13, 2021
Kinder Morgan announced it will convert some of its Louisiana tank and piping infrastructure for use in storing used cooking oil and other feedstocks for Finnish renewable-fuels operator Neste.
AP News, Sept. 13, 2021
Chevron U.S.A., Inc and an Enterprise Products Partners subsidiary announced a joint study to evaluate carbon dioxide capture, utilization, and storage in the U.S. midcontinent and Gulf Coast regions.
HMT Inc.
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On August 30, BASF Corporation, one of the world’s largest chemical producers, sent letters to its oil and gas customers in North America declaring force majeure on the sale of Gasoline Performance Packages (GPP) sold under the Keropur® brand name. 
ILTA’s 2021 Safety Survey and Awards Program has come to a close! Every year, ILTA terminal member companies can voluntarily submit their OSHA-required safety information to compare against their industry colleagues anonymously.
ILTA’s September terminal membership call featured a presentation from Ralf van der Ven, Peter van Loon and Koen Loage of Agidens, a Dutch technology firm helping companies improve their operations in the areas of security, reliability, efficiency and sustainability. The trio focused largely on digital security, detailing how important it is to ensure your organization is safeguarded from cybercrime. 

If you are interested in learning more about Agidens and their services, you can contact Ralf van der Ven at:

You can also watch a recording of the call on ILTA’s website:
The Gasoline Distribution Working Group, co-chaired by Bill Lee of CITGO and Terri Holloman of Magellan Midstream, continues to prepare information to educate EPA officials on the potential implications of changes to air emissions standards for gasoline storage tanks. Working Group members are collaborating with representatives of John Zinc to prepare a presentation which will explain the technical elements of Vapor Recovery Units (VRUs) and Vapor Combustion Units (VDCs). The meeting with EPA is expected to take place in mid to late October. Any member company wishing to be added to the working group should please contact Jay Cruz at
ILTA participated in an international event to discuss the global transition away from firefighting foams based on PFAS chemistries. Held in Paris September 15-17, the summit was hosted by LASTFIRE, a research group originally formed a consortium of 16 oil companies a project was initiated in the late 1990s to review the risks associated with large diameter open top floating roof storage tanks.
CST Industries, Inc
Upcoming Events
ILTA’s annual Terminal Operating Practices Symposium is back and better than ever in 2021!
ILTA’s next monthly terminal membership call, set for October 21 at 4:00-5:00 pm EST, will be led by Dennis Mendenhall of Marathon Petroleum Corporation. Mendenhall, a long-time partner of ILTA’s safety survey program, will lead a discussion on the Platinum Safety Award application and suggest potential changes to the form. If you or your company are interested in learning more about how Platinum Award applications are judged, or you have your own suggestions on how to improve the application overall, we strongly encourage you to listen in!
To register for the call, please contact Leakhena Swett:
Our annual conference and trade show returns to June next year, and we need your help to make it great. Now is the time to share your ideas with us for conference sessions and speakers. We want to know what issues, trends, and technologies you see as important to our industry and meaningful to you and your company. We also want to hear from you the topics would like to see at the conference to advance your own professional development. Please check the ILTA website for more information about submitting your proposal today!
Midwest Steel Company, Inc.