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A respected industry publication for ILTA members, this monthly newsletter highlights legislative and regulatory activities affecting terminal facilities. It also provides news on recent business development within the terminal industry, including new construction, expansions, acquisitions and additions to ILTA's membership, as well as important information about ILTA's committee meetings, conferences and training events. ILTA also offers ILTA News Plus to members. This publication, sent on weeks that ILTA News is not published, aggregates industry and member news.

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ILTA Member Feature: Meridith Wilson, Buckeye Partners

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Meridith Wilson, Vice President, Sustainability for Buckeye, has spent her career in the oil and gas industry, including having touchpoints with terminal operations as part of oil and gas midstream operations.

In her current role, Wilson enjoys many aspects of her job, but especially the interactions she has with the various functions across the organization in evaluating climate-change risks and opportunities.

“A close second would be simply supporting and watching Buckeye’s business strategy unfold,” Wilson said. “I’m excited about what the future holds for us at Buckeye.”

Over the course of her career, Wilson has seen a variety of constant changes, emphasizing that the industry is always evolving, whether it’s changes in technology, policy changes, or market conditions that spur different business strategies.

Liquid Terminals’ Role in a Growing International Market for Low-Carbon Fuels

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As the energy transition continues on a global scale, the demand for new and increased storage and transportation of liquid fuels in North America is likely to both grow and shift. Energy and fuel demand are projected to increase through 2050 and, due to the nature of biofuels, hydrogen and other low-carbon fuels, there is a predicted change in global markets with new trade dynamics and roles for different regions.

ILTA Meets with EPA on Air Permitting Technology Review

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On July 21, ILTA and a team of terminal industry representatives met with Brenda Shine and Michael Cantoni of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Durham, North Carolina to discuss pending rulemaking regarding the Gasoline Distribution Industry package of air regulations that EPA proposed last year and the NSPS Subpart Kb storage tank standard that EPA is currently reviewing.  In addition to the 5-person delegation representing ILTA, over fifty additional members called into the meeting.  

ILTA to Submit Comments on EPA’s Proposed Technology Review of Tank Emissions

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ILTA held a call on EPA’s proposed technology review of tank emissions on June 22 with Trinity Consultants’ Rob Ferry. Discussed was the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) field visit to a terminal facility on June 7 and the conversations that followed with EPA personnel. Observations were made regarding slotted guidelines, aluminum domes, Kb clarifications, tank degassing controls, and service life.

Mr. Ferry also overviewed the working group’s proposed edits to ILTA’s draft comments on EPA’s technology review of tank air emissions regulations. After receiving more edits and advice from fellow ILTA members, ILTA will be submitting preliminary comments to EPA in July.

Call for Papers for ILTA 2023 TOPS!

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The 2023 iteration of ILTA’s Terminal Operating Practices Symposium (TOPS) will be held on December 5 in Houston, Texas at the Marriott Marquis, Houston. ILTA’s room block will open in the near future.

TOPS is an educational series designed to provide terminal operator with a forum to exchange lessons learned from facility incidents and near hits and discuss effective operating practices with their peers. Presentations are provided by terminal operator employees, who will share their experiences in addressing natural disasters, environmental releases, malfunctions, worker injuries and illnesses, near misses/hits and other abnormal operating events at their facilities.

If you would like to present at this year’s TOPS, please reach out to Jay Cruz: