Category Archives: Petroleum Industry

Aral envisions the gas station of the future

German fuel retailer Aral has published a new report by the DLR Institute of Transport Research predicting mobility trends in the urban area. It has also created its concept of a city filling station for 2040. The need for mobility will grow, according to the study. On the roads alone, experts estimate that the number…
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Trends within North American underground tank market

Tom Tietjen, VP of Fuel Markets, ZCL | Xerxes, and writing consultant Ann K. Ryan, Keen Consultants US, describe changes in the fuel storage market, the risks of corrosion with new fuels, new forms of monitoring and the growth of fiberglass in their piece for PetrolPlaza. Since the early 1980s, fiberglass underground storage tanks (USTs)…
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Gazprom Neft reveals concept of robotic fuel station

The fuel filling process was automated with the help of a robot manipulator and implemented for the first time in Russia without the participation of personnel. The robot manipulator is currently being tested for further implementation at airport fuel stations. Gazpromneft-Aero and the Digital Innovations Center of Gazprom Neft in cooperation with the Central Research…
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PEI Links UST Owners TO Testing Procedures, Contractor as EPA Nixes Compliance Deadline Extension Request

  U.S. owners of underground storage tanks (USTs) need not fear a contractor shortage after the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) July 24 denial to extend by six years its Oct. 13 compliance deadline for portions of the 2015 federal UST regulations. Several trade associations, 25 U.S. senators and 20 U.S. representatives requested the extension. The parties questioned the feasibility…
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