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Titanic Change for the Petroleum Industry | January 1917

Reginald Fessenden filed another patent on January 15, 1917. Just one more of the over 500 radio-related patents by the "father" of radio. Patent 1.240.328 didn't change the way we enjoy music- it changed how we got fuel.

Reflecting on the Past, Looking Towards the Future

Before jumping into 2017, Shields, Harper & Co. reflects on the history of the industry. From the invention of the first gas station to the direction of the future, a lot has changed over the last 100 years.

Flammable Liquids Basics

A shared article on PEI's safe practice basics for flammable liquids.

Underground Service Tanks: Implementation Schedule for 2015 requirements in Non-SPA States.

There is some confusion among members regarding the implementation time frames for states without program approval (non-SPA states) to comply with EPA’s UST requirements. In particular, members and the regulated community want to understand when UST owners in non-SPA states will be required to conduct the first test or inspection of the following:

Are you compliant with the EPA's underground storage tank rules?

With the second phase of the new EPA requirements taking effect in April 2016, Shields Harper will help you identify and meet the new state and federal requirements for your locations.

Being Prepared During Unexpected Winter Months

It's important to be prepared throughout the winter months and have extra supplies on hand.

Underground Storage Tanks and the EPA's Final Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency published its final rule for regulations in the first major revision of the federal Underground Storage Tanks.

Fresh Starts for Your Service Station

Shields Harper has been helping clients plan and develop fresh starts for almost a century.

How safe are independent fuel retailers from hackers? Hint: they're not.

Automated Tank Gauges (ATG) that are designed to make compliance with federal regulations a little easier could also provide hackers with a back door to shut down your station’s operations.

3 Steps to Deal with Upcoming DEF Demand

Whether your business is a string of c-stores or a remote diesel source for farm equipment, DEF availability will retain diesel customers.

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