November 2, 2021
More than 70 days ago, the U.S. Senate handed President Biden his biggest bipartisan victory yet — an infrastructure bill providing $550 billion in new spending, and $1.2 trillion overall, for highways, transit, water and broadband. ILTA, along with most in industry, supports the infrastructure legislation.
On October 18, 2021, EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan announced the agency’s PFAS Strategic Roadmap, laying out a whole-of-agency approach to addressing PFAS.
Working with Conn Maciel Carey LLP, ILTA continues to monitor developments regarding the Biden Administration’s planned wider COVID-19 emergency temporary standards for companies with more than 100 employees.
ILTA welcomes new Terminal Members Pacific Coast Terminals and Blueknight Terminals, and Supplier Member Palacios Marine & Industrial.
Market Screener, October 27
Phillips 66 will acquire all publicly held common units of Phillips 66 Partners. The agreement is an all-stock transaction and is expected to close in Q1 2022.
Royal Vopak announced on October 20 that Dick Richelle will take the reins as executive officer as of January 1, 2022, succeeding Eelco Hoekstra.
Plains All American Pipeline LP Cushing Terminal to Become Delivery Point for the Benchmark WTI Crude Oil Futures Contract
Plains All American announced that effective November 8 CME Group will add Plains' Cushing Terminal as a delivery point to the NYMEX WTI Crude Oil Futures for the February 2022 contract month.
Enbridge Inc. announced October 12 that it had closed its $3.0 billion acquisition of the Moda Ingleside Energy Center from Moda Midstream and EnCap Flatrock Midstream. Ingleside has 1.6 million barrels per day loading capacity, and includes 15 million barrels of storage, 100% ownership of the Viola pipeline, and a 20% share of the 670,000 Cactus II pipeline.
NuStar Energy has completed divestiture of eight of its storage terminals, including seven along the U.S. East Coast and one in Florida, for a total of 14.8 million barrels, about a fifth of NuStar's available storage capacity.
CSX Corporation's 27th Annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award honors 71 of its chemical, biofuel, and waste and fertilizer customers for their commitment to the safe handling of hazardous material.
Market Screener, October 27
Marathon Petroleum's Veterans Employee Network, HONOR, and its Well ALL Ways teams hosted their first Spirit of Freedom 5K race on October 16, raising more than $25,000 for K9s For Warriors, the country's largest service dog provider to veterans in need.
The News of San Patricio, October 24
Phillips 66 has gifted the Taft Police Department, located in San Patricio County, Texas, $20,00 to aid the Department in upgrading its digital communications system.
Federal Register Notices
ILTA’s 2021 annual Conference and Trade Show was held on October 4-6 in downtown Houston, with almost 400 people attending the educational conference portion and over 3,000 people attending at least some part of the event.
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.
Nearly 40 individuals from ILTA Member Companies are continuing to participate in the ILTA Gasoline Distribution Working Group (GDWG).
Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg convened a discussion between government officials and industry leaders to discuss cybersecurity concerns in the maritime sector.
ILTA’s annual Terminal Operating Practices Symposium is back and better than ever in 2021!
Please join us at our ILTA Annual Membership Meeting in person at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, AZ, on November 11. ILTA urges our members to attend this in-person meeting as we will touch on many important topics that you will not want to miss. There will be no virtual option available. If you plan on attending, please reach out to Meredith DeZemler at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
It was great to be with everyone in person in October at our conference and trade show – and we are getting ready now to do it again in June!
Rebooking for the 2022 show is currently underway! If you have not filled out your application, please connect with Heather Brown at email@example.com. Booth selection will begin in November.