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3 11 26 19 4 AST SHOW GUIDE Schedule of Events 06 Check out the events during your stay Welcome Reception 10 Kick off the show with this social event on Dec 5th Network Mixer 10 Meet up with some professional peers after the show 8th Annual Golf Tournament 12 Show off your swing during our annual golf tournament Co-Located Event: Tanks 101 13 A comprehensive and broad course of the storage tank industry Co-Located Event: AMPP’s Corrosion Fundamentals Course 15 Basic overview of the theoretical and practical aspects of corrosion List of Exhibitors 16 Connect with exhibitors at the Free Trade Show AST Conference Agenda 18, 20 View the 2-day conference sessions of topics & speakers Free Trade Show 22 Walk the exhibit hall for free Hotel Information 22 Accommodation Info at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott NEW Co-Located Event: SB900: A New Era for Storage Tanks and Its Effect on Asset Owners & Operators 23 Learn about the new Senate bill mandate Save the Date for 2023 24 Mark your calendars for Orlando, FL Exhibitor Registration Info 29 Connect face-to-face with tank & terminal owners by showcasing your latest products and services. Registration Form 31 Register today to attend the show in The Woodlands ARTICLES Buckeye Partners Completes Acquisition of Bear Head Energy 04 Howard Energy Looking to Double Natural Gas Capacity in South Texas 07 Freeport LNG Agrees to Corrective Measures Ahead of Restart 11 Kinder Morgan Reports Solid Growth in Natural Gas Segment 17 CapturePoint Solutions Sign Letter of Intent with Energy Transfer 19 TC Energy Aims to Continue to Increase Keystone Pipeline Volumes 26 Shell USA and Shell Midstream Merger 28


Texas-based petroleum firm Buckeye Partners has closed the acquisition of Bear Head Energy, which owns an LNG and clean energy project in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Bear Head Energy is developing a large-scale green hydrogen and ammonia production, storage and export project in Point Tupper, Nova Scotia with hydrogen electrolyser capacity of over two gigawatts.

On July 13, Buckeye said that it closed on the previously announced acquisition of Bear Head.

“Buckeye’s intention with this acquisition is to develop a largescale green energy production, distribution and export hub,” said Buckeye CEO Todd Russo. “Given the project’s unique features and the geographic advantages of the region, including its status as one of the top locations globally for wind energy generation, we believe that this has the potential to become one of the world’s premier green hydrogen production facilities.”

As part of the project’s phased development, Buckeye plans to partner with on-shore and offshore renewable energy developers to build out a large-scale green hydrogen hub for Atlantic Canada.

Buckeye and Bear Head believe this development will help support Nova Scotia’s carbon emissions

reduction targets and establish the region as a global leader in the production of green hydrogen.

Bear Head CEO John Godbold said: “Under Buckeye’s ownership, we believe that the Bear Head project will become a premier asset in the global hydrogen value chain by matching Nova Scotia’s considerable renewable resources with the world’s growing need for green fuels.”

Buckeye established its Alternative Energy operating segment as a clean energy business that focuses on alternative energy projects, including hydrogen, wind, and solar-powered energy solutions. The Bear Head project is to position Buckeye to meaningfully participate in the energy transition.

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Lower 48 midstream giant Howard Energy Partners (HEP), through joint venture Dos Caminos LLC, said it plans to double its natural gas gathering, treatment and transport services in Texas to 2 Bcf/d as it eyes opportunities for LNG and Mexico exports.

The expansion, planned in the Austin Chalk formation and Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, would be done through HEP’s partnership with an affiliate of Eagle Ford Midstream (EFM).

“Given our unique pipeline footprint and history in South Texas, we are best situated to respond to the significant natural gas production growth in the Webb County area,” said HEP CEO Mike Howard.

“These projects will be completed in phases with the initial phase anticipated to be completed in the third quarter of next year and the remainder in 2024.”

Dos Caminos throughput would be expanded by enhancing existing systems and greenfield projects. San Antonio-based HEP operates Dos Caminos. Together with EFM, whose 158-mile pipeline runs through the Eagle Ford, HEP now gathers, treats and transports up to 1 Bcf/d, which is destined for Mexico and Gulf Coast liquefied natural gas exports.

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Freeport LNG Development LP and the Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) have entered into a consent agreement related to the June 8 incident at Freeport LNG’s 15-million ton/ year liquefaction plant on Quintana Island, Texas.

The obligations under the agreement are intended to ensure that Freeport LNG can safely resume initial LNG production and thereafter ultimately return to full operation of all liquefaction infrastructure, the company said in a release August 3.

The agreement includes corrective measures, many of which are currently underway, that Freeport LNG is to take to obtain approval for an initial resumption of LNG production from the plant.

Freeport LNG currently expects to complete necessary corrective measures, along with applicable repair and restoration activities, and resume initial operations in early October 2022. Initial operations are expected to consist of three liquefaction trains, two LNG storage tanks, and one LNG loading dock, which are expected to enable delivery of about two

bcfd of LNG, enough to support its existing long-term customer agreements, the company said.

In addition to the repair and replacement of physical infrastructure that was damaged, and as part of the corrective measures under the agreement, the company is evaluating and advancing initiatives related to training, process safety management, operations and maintenance procedure improvements, and plant inspections, the company said.

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12 NISTM8th Annual Golf Tournament Monday, December 5, 2022 Shotgun Start: 8:00am REGISTER TO PLAY! Foursome Golf Teams are $1,000 | Individuals are $250 each JOIN THE PAR-TEE Before the main event “tees” off, join us for our highly anticipated annual golf tournament. To Register, Visit or call 800.827.3515 Two Ways to Participate BECOME A GOLF SPONSOR Drive brand awareness with a golf sponsorship opportunities starting at just $275. Available Golf Sponsorships: • Golf Tournament Title Sponsor • Hole-In-One Sponsor • Beverage Cart Sponsor • Longest Drive Sponsor • Closest to the Pin Sponsor • Hole Sponsor REGISTER TO PLAY Put together a foursome or join solo and meet some new players (you never know who you might get paired with). Golf Players: • Individual Players $250 • Foursome Team $1,000 DO ONE THING. DO IT RIGHT. Jensen Mixers started designing, engineering and building sideentry mixers over 70 years ago and we’ve never lost our focus. No wonder we’re considered the most respected side-entry mixer company in the world. Single Mechanical Seal (Double Seal Option) Draw-Lock NEW PRODUCTS: 800 Series (Belt Drive) 900 Series (Gear Drive) Pictured Engineered design with new features and benefits. Phoenix Propeller Additional info at

NISTM offering this unique aboveground storage tank course taught by industry authority Philip Myers and Andrew Yearwood of PEMY Consulting.

This comprehensive and broad course is aimed at engineers, inspectors, regulators, administrators, and managers responsible for storage tank facilities who wish to improve their overall knowledge and understanding of these facilities in the petroleum, chemical, aviation and paper and pulp industries. More importantly, this course offers an excellent opportunity to network with others in the same situation and ask questions and consult with experts. The course has recently been expanded into two major sections each occurring on different days.


Complete overview of various kinds of “tanks” used aboveground and underground in both vertical and horizontal configurations. We cover the fundamentals for the design, construction, operation, maintenance, and inspection of petroleum terminal and tank facilities. We discuss the different kinds of designs, best practices and the general considerations associated with storage tanks including the hazards of petroleum storage. Also addressed is the knowledge you need to know about keeping tank personnel safe.

Tanks 101 will also provide an overview of all the important tanks standards such as API 2610, API 2350, API 653. It will mention API 650 and API 620 but these will be covered in more detail in the Afternoon Segment. In order to provide sufficient background to prepare for Tanks 102, we provide the basic principles of floating roofs, foundations, fixed roofs, when and how to use of release prevention barriers, hydrostatic tests, materials of construction, and many other issues associated with existing tanks.

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Having designed and built a good tank the next problem is to ensure it remains safe and leak free. The focus is on the well-known tank inspection standard, API 653. The rules of API 653 will be covered and the contents of API 653, and API 575 will be explained in detail as time permits. We cover some of the various damage mechanisms such as brittle fracture, excess internal and external pressure, settlement, repairs and more. Mar ch 28 - 30 , 201 2

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EARLY REGISTRATION AND GROUP RATES I nte rnati on al A bov eg r oun d S tor a ge Ta nk Confe r ence & Tr ad e S ho w LATE REGISTRATION AND GROUP RATES
Attendee $500 Two Attendees $800 Three or more $325 per person Discount rates for Early Registration Ends February
2012 One Attendee $600 Two Attendees $900 (50 % Discount on second attendee) Yes, please email me information about the 9th Annual Golf Tournament held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Club on April 19, 2016 Registration Fees: □ 1 Attendee is $325.00 □ 2 Attendees is $550.00 □ 3 Attendees or more is $225.00 per person Philip Myers PEMY Consulting Andrew Yearwood PEMY Consulting DECEMBER 5, 2022 | 8:30AM – 4:30PM
14 Some Past Conference Attendees • 3M • Allied Energy Corporation • Allied Terminals • Amerada Hess Corporation • American Petroleum Institute • Ashland Inc. • Atlanta Hartsfield International • Airport • Bahamas Oil Refinery • BNSF Railway Company • BP • Buckeye Partners LP • Buckeye Pipeline • California Department of Environmental Protection Agency • Cargill Inc. • Chevron • Citgo • Colonial Terminals • Conoco Phillips • Consumers Energy • CSX • Cummins Terminals, Inc. • Defense Energy • Delta Airlines • Detroit Edison • Dow Chemical Co. • Exxon Mobil • Flint Hills Resources • Florida Department of Environmental Protection • Florida Department of Transportation • Florida Power & Light • Georgia Pacific • Honeywell • HWRT Oil Company • IMTT • Kinder Morgan Pipeline • Koch Pipeline Company • Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality • Magellan Midstream Partners • Marathon Ashland Petroleum • Maryland Department of Enviromental Control • Michigan Department of Environmental Quality • Minnesota Pollution Control Agency • Mosaic • Motiva • Murphy Oil, USA • New Jersey Department of Environmental Quality • New York State Department of Environmental Conservation • New York State DOT • Noco Energy Corporation • Northwest Airlines • NuStar Energy, LP • Office of Pipeline Safety • Oiltanking Houston, Inc. • Oklahoma Corporation Commission • Onyx Mansfield Oil Company • Orlando Utilities • Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection • Phillips Petroleum Co. • Proctor & Gamble Chemical • Progress Energy • Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority • Shell • South Dakota Petroleum Release Compensation • Sprint • State of Delaware (DNREC) • Sunoco • Tampa International Airport • TECO • Texas Commission of Environmental Policy • TransMontaigne • U.S. Air Force • U.S. Army • U.S. Coast Guard • U.S. Department of Agriculture • U.S. Navy • Unocal • US EPA OPC • Valero • Virginia Department of Environmental Quality • Vopak Terminals N.A. Inc. • Westway Terminal Co., Inc. • Wisconsin DNR Environmetal Protection • Wolf Lake Terminals INDUSTRIAL by ForeverLawn® provides a low-maintenance solution to problem areas like berms and retention banks. INDUSTRIAL Can help your Facility: • Control Erosion • Reduce Maintenance • Increase Safety • Improve Appearance INDUSTRIAL is an environmentally-friendly solution made from recycled material, reducing water use and emissions. FOREVERLAWN.COM 866.992.7876 INDUSTRIAL BY FOREVERLAWN Natural grass berm ForeverLawn synthetic turf berm installation Industrial-Grade Synthetic Turf for Berms and Retention Areas

½ Day Corrosion

Fundamentals Course

Monday, December 5, 2022 from 1pm to 5pm

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center 1601 Lake Robbins Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380

Held in conjunction with the 15th Annual National Aboveground Storage Tank Conference & Trade Show hosted by NISTM

In the ½ Day Corrosion Fundamentals Course, gain a basic overview of the theoretical and practical aspects of corrosion. Learn the definition of corrosion, types of corrosion, the costs and impact of corrosion, and why corrosion control is important. This abbreviated course serves as an introduction to corrosion and corrosion control.

This class will be taught by Lou Koszewski, who is an AMPP certified instructor with 30 years of experience in CP systems in above-ground storage tanks, a Cathodic Protection Specialist (CP 4), current Chairman of API 651 Committee, and past Chair of SPO193-2016.

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16 To View A Current List of Exhibitors, Visit 15th ANNUAL National Aboveground Storage Tank Conference & Trade Show December 6-7, 2022 | The Woodlands, Texas NISTM 2022 EXHIBITORS List of Registered Exhibitors as of September 15, 2022 • Advanced Polymerics Inc • AEIS – American Environmental & Industrial Services • Allentech • AMPP Association for Materials Performance and Protection • ATEC Steel, LLC SPONSOR • Baker Tank/Altech SPONSOR • Basic Concepts, Inc (BCI) • BBB Tank Services, LLC • BIC Alliance • BlackWolf Inspection • Butterworth, Inc. • Caldwell Tanks, Inc / Preload, LLC • Clemtex • CLIIN Robotics • Coating Society of Houston Area • Concrete Canvas U.S. • Cyntech Construction • DCI, Inc. - Springfield Division • DeHumidification Technologies, LP • Denso North America • DJA Inspection Services, Inc. • Eddyfi Technologies • Element 13 • Emerson Rosemount Tank Gauging • Endress+Hauser • Enerquip Thermal Solutions SPONSOR • EnviroCon Systems. Inc. • EnviroEye LLC • Evoqua Water Technologies • Fisher Tank Company SPONSOR • FQE Chemicals • G2 Integrated Solutions • G.R. Birdwell Construction • Gauge Point Calibration • Gauging Systems Inc. • Gecko Robotics • GMA Garnet (USA) Corp. • Great Basin Industrial • HMT Tank LLC SPONSOR • HUVRdata • Inpro • Industrial Specialists LLC - Division of BrandSafway • Intero Integrity Services • Intsel Steel Distributors / Triple S Steel • ISO Services SPONSOR • J2 Resources LLC SPONSOR • James Machine Works, LLC • Jensen Mixers International SPONSOR • Kanon Loading Equipment B.V. • Keller • Kelley Construction Inc. • Lift-Off Pipe Supports • Lightning Master Corporation • Linde Services Inc. • Long Industries • Magnum Piering • Mason Construction, LLC • Mass Technology Corp SPONSOR • MATCOR, Inc. - Division of BrandSafway • Matrix Service Company • Menard USA • Metal Samples • MFE Inspection Solutions • Midwest Steel Co., Inc. • MMI Tank & Industrial Services • Mott-Smith Consulting, Inc. • National Foam • North Shore Steel • PAT Tank, Inc. • Path Environmental Technology • PEMY Consulting • Perceptive Sensors Technologies • PK Companies • Pond & Company • Protego USA, Inc. • Qi2 Elements • Ranger Inspection™ • RCP • Relevant Fuel Solutions • RMF Tank Services SPONSOR • Roundtable Engineering Solutions, LLC • S&B Infrastructure, Ltd. • Safety Lamp of Houston • Schroeder Environmental Cleaning Services Inc. • Seaman Corporation • Shelton Services, Inc. • Spill Genie LLC • Stainless Structurals America • Storage Terminals Magazine SPONSOR • Streamtech Industrial • Tampa Tank • Tank Builders, Inc. • Tank News International • Tank Storage Magazine • Tanknology SPONSOR • • Tarsco SPONSOR • TechnoSoft Inc. SPONSOR • Texas Aquastore Inc • Traeger Brothers and Associates • Triton Industries • US Tank Protectors, Inc. • USA DeBusk • Varec • VCI/Cashco • Versa Integrity Group, Inc. • Vista Precision Solutions, Inc. • Zerust Oil & Gas SPONSOR


“Our Natural Gas Pipelines segment continues to see strong demand for the extensive firm transport and storage services we offer, as well as favorable contract renewals. We are also prepared to invest more in the near term to support LNG growth as we pursue a robust set of opportunities for additional LNG transport capacity.”

Steve Kean, CEO of Kinder Morgan, reported: “Each of our business segments also outperformed the prior year period this quarter, with solid growth in our base natural gas business.

Kinder Morgan’s terminals segment reported improved earnings, with liquids volumes increasing in both truck rack terminals and refined product hub facilities.

Kim Dang, president of Kinder Morgan, said: “Persistent, steep backwardation in refined product futures price curves continued to present a headwind for product storage and blending economics, contributing to lower utilization rates and modest rate pressure, principally in our New York Harbour hub.”

Tank conversion work is continuing at the Harvey terminal in Louisiana to create a renewable feedstock storage and logistics hub for Neste. The facility is expected to begin operations in early 2023.

Kinder Morgan has reported adjusted earnings of $621m for the second quarter, up from $516m a year ago.
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18 MORNING BREAKFAST Sponsored by Jensen Mixers International WELCOME RECEPTION Sponsored by Fisher Tank Company 7:30 A.M. 8:30a.m. – 5:15p.m. 8:30 A.M. 8:45 A.M. 9:30 A.M. 10:00 A.M. 10:30 A.M. 12:00p.m.-1:30p.m. 12:00p.m.– 1:30p.m. 1:30 P.M. 2:15 P.M. 3:00 P.M. 4:00 P.M. 4:45 P.M. 5:15 P.M. 5:15 P.M. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m 7:30 P.M. TRADE SHOW OPENS Introduction Marshall Mott-Smith, NISTM Aboveground Storage Vessel Safety Program (SB900) Becca Moore, TCEQ Texas AST Regulation Program – Panel Discussion with the TCEQ & Industry Experts Allie Alderson, HMT, Moderator API 2350 5th Edition Earl Crochet, Crochet Midstream Consulting MID-MORNING BREAK Sponsored by Jensen Mixers International | TRADE SHOW LUNCH BREAK* | TRADE SHOW Co-Located Event: Tanks 101 Course Phil Myers, Andrew Yearwood, & Brock Trotter, PEMY Consulting Co-Located Event: AMPP’s Corrosion Fundamentals Course Lou Koszewski, AMPP Certified Instructor Many Inspection Reports are not API 653 Compliant John Cornell, H.I.R. Technical Services Regulations, Resignations, and Robots: A New Era for Storage Tanks John Evans and Earl Crochet, HUVRData A case study and historical review of the API Standard for Lightning Protection George Morovich, TETI, and Andrew Yearwood, PEMY Consulting Insights from over 630 Tank Farm Fires – An Update Henrique Martini Paula, Galvani Risk Consulting Which AST Inspection Standard Applies? An STI vs. API Comparison Bo Bowman, CGRS and Gary Diewald, Antea Group Soluble Salt Contamination: Why Remediation is Necessary Cortney Chalifoux, Pond & Company Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Integrity Management Rule - Leak Detection Methods Romulo Lakip, Arseal Blast Analysis of Storage Tanks Yangyang Wu, Roundtable Engineering Solutions Afternoon Split Sessions CONFERENCE AGENDA | 15TH ANNUAL NATIONAL ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANK CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW AST SESSION 1 AST SESSION 2 AST SESSION 1 AST SESSION 2 NETWORK MIXER Sponsored by ATEC Steel, LLC and TechnoSoft, Inc. CONFERENCE ADJOURNS & TRADE SHOW CONCLUDES AFTERNOON BREAK Sponsored by ISO Panels/ISO Services | TRADE SHOW Monday, December 5, 2022 Tuesday, December 6, 2022 *Lunch is not provided



CapturePoint Solutions LLC (CPS), a subsidiary of CapturePoint LLC based in Allen, Texas, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Transfer to participate in a feasibility study to capture CO2 emissions from Haynesville Shale natural gas production facilities for sequestration in the CPS Central Louisiana Regional Carbon Storage Hub (CENLA Hub).

The CENLA Hub has the potential to be one of the largest onshore deep underground carbon storage centers in the United States, with the capacity to permanently secure millions of tons of CO2 annually that would otherwise be emitted into the atmosphere.

Upon completion of the feasibility study in 2022, a positive Financial Investment Decision (FID) based on the commercial viability of the project would launch the first joint venture of Energy Transfer and CapturePoint Solutions. The proposed initial joint endeavor would capture, transport and

sequester CO2 emissions from natural gas processing facilities in the Haynesville Shale in Northwest Louisiana, one of the largest natural gas fields in the United States.

Energy Transfer would capture the CO2 from Energy Transfer’s affiliated natural gas facilities in the Haynesville Shale, and build and operate a pipeline to the CENLA Hub storage sites. CPS would build and operate capture services for third-party Haynesville Shale facilities, as well as develop the sequestration sites where all captured CO2 would be permanently secured in geologic storage up to two miles underground.

CPS is evaluating and developing several proposed storage sites in the CENLA Hub and filed for an EPA Class VI permit in June 2022 to advance the first operational location. The geology of deep underground carbon storage in the region, pending federal and state approvals, could ultimately allow the CENLA Hub to permanently sequester several hundred million tons of CO2. Beyond the CO2 sourced from the Haynesville Shale natural gas facilities, CPS will continue to seek additional industrial sources of carbon dioxide emissions for capture and storage in the hub.

Tracy Evans, CEO of CapturePoint Solutions, said: “The joint project with Energy Transfer could capture millions of tons of CO2 every

year from the Haynesville Shale natural gas industry to be permanently stored deep underground rather than emitted into Louisiana’s air. This is a significant first step in the development of the Central Louisiana Regional Carbon Storage Hub, and it highlights our expectations that the CENLA Hub will become one of the most important carbon storage projects in the nation.”

Mr Evans also stated that the potential partnership could have a decisive positive impact on the future of US Carbon Capture and Storage efforts: “Together, CapturePoint and Energy Transfer have the resources and expertise to deliver on the promise of deep underground carbon sequestration with world-class CO2 capture and transport via a pipeline network connecting to premier deep underground geologic formations where CPS can safely, securely and permanently store incredibly large volumes of CO2 that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere.

“This announcement is the culmination of a tremendous effort from the entire CPS team. Since we began CPS in 2020, we have assembled a cohort of professionals with unparalleled experience in all facets of carbon sequestration. They are ready to demonstrate that Carbon Capture and Storage is feasible on a large scale today, and their work is laying the foundation for reducing CO2 emissions even more significantly in the future.”

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20 MORNING BREAKFAST Sponsored by RMF Tank Services TRADE SHOW OPENS MID-MORNING BREAK Sponsored by RMF Tank Services | TRADE SHOW 7:30 A.M. 8:30a.m. – 12:30p.m. 8:30 A.M. 9:00 A.M. 9:30 A.M. 10:00 A.M. 10:30 A.M. 11:00 A.M. 11:30 A.M. 12:30 P.M. 12:30 - 2:00 P.M. 1:30 - 4:30 P.M. 2:00 P.M. 2:30 P.M. 3:00 P.M. 3:30 P.M. 4:00 P.M. Case Studies of GRP Composite Floating Roof Installations in Southeast Asia and North America in the Midst of the Pandemic – Challenges and Opportunities Rüdiger Steffen, WLI Protecting your Fuel and Fuel Assets Howard Chesneau, Fuel Quality Services, Inc. PHMSA and AMPP Status on VCI’s Kelly Baker, Zerust Oil and Gas Tank Settlement & Remediation - Case Studies Joe Brejda, Argus Consulting Evaluating Secondary Containment Volume of Earthen Containment Dikes Patrick Gere & Thalia Harrington, St.Germain Predictive Tank Shell Insights through Robotic Inspections and Software Modeling Ron Preston, Gecko Robotics Dike Issues, Management, and SPCC Compliance Implications John Carroll & Travis Keener, Witt O’Brien’s / Hydration Engineering Insulative Coatings – Fit for Purpose Arin Shahmoradian, Superior Products International II, Inc. Better Business Decisions Made Easy George Gregory, Virtual Tank Solutions I Met the 100 Mv AMPP Criterion and have Tank Bottom Soil Side Corrosion – How Can This Be? Louis Koszewski, US Tank Protectors, Inc. Improvements to a Lean Duplex Stainless Steel, Enhancing Options to Replace Carbon Steel, and Reducing Carbon Footprint Claes Tigerstrand & Richard Duncan, Outokumpu Stainless USA Pipe Flexibility – Tank Settlement Arlene Chase, Hyspan Precision Products, Inc. In-Service Robotic Inspection for Challenging-to-Inspect Tanks Mick Collins, Intero Integrity Services Interface Level Management Using Sonar Jozef Gluszyk, Transducer USA Inc Afternoon Session AST SESSION 1 AST SESSION 2 CONFERENCE ADJOURNS & TRADE SHOW CONCLUDES The agenda is subject to change. Periodically visit for an updated agenda. Co-Located Events are separate and subject to course fees. TRADE SHOW TRADE SHOW CONCLUDES LUNCH BREAK Wednesday, December 7, 2022 | Morning Split Sessions CONFERENCE AGENDA | 15TH ANNUAL NATIONAL ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANK CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW New Co-Located Event: SB900: A New Era for Storage Tanks and its Effect on Asset Owners & Operators Earl Crochet, The Tank Whisperer & John Evans, HUVR
21 The Woodlands Waterway Marriott The Woodlands, Texas NATIONAL ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANK CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW 15th ANNUAL December 6-7, 2022 | 800.827.3515 International 011.813.851.1700 PEMY CONSULTING WILL HAVE A FULL DAY COURSE AT NISTM: • Tanks 101 Course on December 5, 2022 - See page 13 To register, visit or call 800.827.3515 1 API Inspection, Repair and Maintenance · Tank Overfill Assessment · Tank Emissions, Blanketing and Breathing Analysis · API Standards Training · Incident Investigation · Risk Assessment S E R V I C E SS E R V I C E S OVERSRAY REMOVAL CAR PAINT REMOVAL PAINTLESS DENT REPAIR FLOOD/SMOKE SERVICES DISINFECTANT AND DECONTAMINATION SERVICES INDUSTRIAL PAINT REMOVAL REMEDIATION SERVICES STRUCTURAL CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE PRESSURE WASHING 1-866-746-1445 J u s t L k e N e w O v e r s p r a y R e m o v a l h a s b e e n t h e # 1 c h o i c e f o r o v e r s p r a y & c o n t a m i n a t i o n r e m o v a l f o r o v e r 3 0 y e a r s W h i e w e s p e c i a l i z e i n o v e r s p r a y r e m o v a l s o u t i o n s f o r c a r s b o a t s R V s a i r c r a f t a n d e v e n b u i d i n g s , o u r l i s t s o f s e r v i c e s c o n t i n u e t o e v o v e a n d n c l u d e a n a r r a y o f c l e a n u p s e r v i c e s s u c h a s g r a f f i t i r e m o v a l , c h e m i c a o v e r s p r a y r e m o v a l , a n d t h e r e m o v a l o f h a r m f u b i p r o d u c t s o n b u i l d i n g s & v e h i c l e s a r o u n d i n d u s t r i a l r e f i n e r i e s R e g a r d l e s s o f y o u r l o c a t i o n , n o j o b i s t o o b i g o r s m a l l A l o f o u r s e r v i c e s a r e p e r f o r m e d b y h i g h y s k i l e d t e c h n i c i a n s w h o a r e p r e p a r e d t o h a n d e a n y o f y o u r n e e d s Get Your Quote Today! Available 24/7! 316L SS upgrades Thermal Fluid & Hot Oil Heaters with serpentine and helical coils Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers Tank Heating Coils Bayonet Immersion Heaters Steam Generators Waste Heat Economizers Other Custom Fabrication ENERQUIP.COM 715.748.5888 Innovative Design Meets Robust Manufacturing American Heating Company is now Enerquip
22 FREE ADMISSION To register for the Trade Show, please visit or call 800.827.3515 Trade Show December 6-7, 2022 Come visit the industry’s top event for connecting aboveground storage tank professionals with new services, products, and technology. December 6, 2022 8:30am to 5:00pm December 7, 2022 8:30am to 12:30pm Trade Show Hours Access more than 10,300 contact details of general, commercial and terminal managers. Access operational data of more than 11,340 tank terminals and production facilities. Compare tank terminals based on operational and infrastructural data. Acces key performance indicators of thousands of marine terminals. Target a responsive audience of 15,000+ tank storage industry professionals via online marketing. e-mail: info@tankterminals.comPhone: +31 850 662 520 The Tank Terminal Data You Need To Make Smart Business Decisions Sign up today for a 14 days trial. CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW LOCATION: 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380 Single/Double Rooms: $209.00 Room Block: NISTM Call 800.228.9290 to make your room reservations Through print, online, e-newsletters and associated events, Gas Processing & LNG covers the latest advances and trends in the global gas processing industry. SIGN UP FOR A FREE TRIAL



DECEMBER 7, 2022 1:30PM - 4:30PM


The devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in August 2017 and the following incident at a tank farm near Deerpark, TX in March 2019 spurred Texas legislature to pass into law SB900 a new Senate bill mandating that API construction, inspection, and repair standards as well as spill preparation and prevention measures that previously only applied to belowground storage tanks now be applied to all ASTs with >21,000 gallon barrels. The law is set

non-compliant. Coupled with the “Great Crew Change” and new NDT technologies creating massive amounts of data and new inspection strategies, these industry changes are brewing up the “perfect storm.”

In this course, Earl “The Tank Whisperer” Crochet of Crochet Midstream Consulting and John Evans from HUVRdata will provide tank specialists with more information about this “perfect storm,” including the implementation of SB900, what this law means for asset owners and operators today, and possible solutions to the impending storm. This course also will cover how seemingly burdensome regulations can be delicately applied and address the immediate need, but also improve operating performance, ROI and safety.


$100. Please visit page 31 of the show guide mailer to register.



Earl Crochet, owner of Crochet Midstream Consulting, brings over 34 years of experience in pipelines and terminals and was the director of engineering for asset regulatory support for Kinder Morgan Terminals. He has served on several API committees and subcommittees since 1994, and also served on the Board of Directors for the ILTA until 2015, and currently Square Robot. Earl is also part of an ad hoc advisory committee of industry professionals that to aid the practical regulatory execution of SB900.


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On July 28, TC Energy said that, using an open season that dates all the way back to 2019, it aims to continue to ramp up Keystone volumes through the end of 2022, but declined to provide specific volumes, citing commercially sensitive deals. TC says that it placed almost one-third of its open season contracts into service during the past quarter. The goal also is to grow the southern leg of the Keystone network, the Marketlink Pipeline, which runs from the Cushing, Oklahoma storage hub to the Texas Gulf Coast.

François Poirier, CEO of TC Energy, said during a July 28 earnings call: “We safely reached nearly 610,000 b/d a day as we placed about 30 percent of the 2019 open season contracts into service. We’re increasing long-haul volumes on Keystone, and we’re also working to increase utilization on Marketlink.”

The earnings call comes just five days after Keystone returned to normal service following a nearly weeklong reduction in capacity triggered by damage at a third-party electric substation.

TC Energy continues to take smaller, measured steps to grow Keystone after the 2021 cancellation of the infamous Keystone XL Pipeline project, which became the political epicenter of the climate change battle, and had its permits revoked when president Joe Biden entered office. The $8 billion Keystone XL project would have increased production to 830,000 b/d of heavy crude. The 1,200-mile XL pipeline from Alberta to Nebraska would have connected to the existing Keystone system.

In 2021 TC Energy also put its base Keystone system open season on hold, following the axing of Keystone XL and a reduction in crude

demand during the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, TC Energy now wants to move more Canadian volumes — and US shale barrels — through its 2,700-mile Keystone system, which includes Marketlink. The Marketlink Pipeline can move 750,000 b/d from Cushing to Nederland, Texas. The Keystone Houston Lateral provides an additional, 47-mile expansion to Houston markets.

The question is how much higher TC plans to grow base Keystone’s capacity.

TC Energy for years has planned and delayed a 50,000 b/d capacity expansion to Keystone through optimization efforts. Also, TC sought to add 80,000 b/d to base Keystone through open season contracting if other barrels were moved onto Keystone XL. Former President Donald Trump in 2020 issued a permit to allow the existing Keystone system to expand its capacity up to 760,000 b/d from 590,000 b/d.

On July 28, TC Energy said it has $200 million in capital dedicated to overall liquids pipelines capacity increases from 2022 through 2023.

Bevin Wirzba, the company’s executive vice president of strategy and group executive of Canadian pipelines, said profits in the second quarter benefited from stronger Keystone volumes, but suffered headwinds from some weaker Marketlink volumes. TC Energy has an open season in 2022 for new Marketlink contracts amid higher crude oil prices and rising US and Canadian production volumes.

TC Energy also recently expanded its Houston storage tank terminal to accommodate more volumes. And, currently, TC is building a 3.5-mile pipeline link from the Netherlands to North America’s largest refinery by the Motiva Terminal at Port Neches, Texas. That project is expected to come online by the end of the third quarter.

Wirzba said of Marketlink and the Port Neches lateral: “Both of those open seasons

were very successful.” He explained that the aim is to soon turn Marketlink from a financial headwind to a tailwind.

In the meantime, the FBI is investigating the July Keystone disruption that forced the nearly weeklong reduction in capacity.

Keystone operated at a reduced capacity from July 17 after vandalism damaged a transformer at an East River Electric Power Cooperative substation in rural South Dakota that solely services the TC Energy flagship oil pipeline.

The company declared force majeure on the pipeline network on July 18 and operated all of the following week at a reduced, but unspecified, capacity, while electric transformer repairs were completed. Pricing impacts were limited due to the relatively short nature of the disruption and because some crude oil flows continued at a lesser capacity.

East River Electric Power Cooperative, which operates the Carpenter Substation in Beadle County, said a criminal investigation remains underway. East River said the damaged transformer was leaking mineral oil when the problem was detected.

AJ O’Donnell, product team director for East Daley Capital, said the disruption shines a light on the vulnerabilities of North America’s energy infrastructure and how easily the second-largest source of Canadian crude into the US can be impacted. US refiners, especially along the US Gulf Coast, are increasingly reliant on heavy Canadian barrels with supplies limited from the rest of the world.

O’Donnell said: “It’s always concerning when a huge pipeline like this goes down, especially in a constrained market like Canada is right now. It definitely can impact prices and send more volumes to rail.

“Obviously if the situation had dragged on, the situation starts to compound. We just don’t have the diversity of supply right now with Russia cut off.”

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Shell USA and Shell Midstream Partners have executed a definitive agreement and plan of merger, pursuant to which Shell USA will acquire all the common units representing limited partner interests in SHLX, held by the public at $15.85 per Public Common Unit in cash, for a total value of approximately $1.96 billion. A subsidiary of Shell USA currently owns 269 457 304 SHLX common units, or approximately 68.5 percent of SHLX common units.

SHLX’s assets include interests in entities that own crude oil and refined products pipelines and terminals that serve as key infrastructure to transport onshore and offshore crude oil production to US Gulf Coast and Midwest refining markets, and deliver refined products from those markets to major demand centers. Also included

are storage tanks and financing receivables that are secured by pipelines, and storage tanks, docks, truck and rail racks and other infrastructure used to stage and transport intermediate and finished products. Its assets also include interests in entities that own natural gas and refinery gas pipelines that transport offshore natural gas to market hubs and deliver refinery gas from refineries and plants to chemical sites along the US Gulf Coast.

The board of directors of Shell Midstream Partners GP LLC, the general partner of SHLX, delegated to a conflicts committee of the SHLX Board (the Conflicts Committee), consisting solely of independent directors, the review, evaluation, negotiation and determination of whether to approve and to recommend that the SHLX Board approve the Transaction. The Conflicts Committee, after evaluating

the Transaction in consultation with its independent legal and financial advisors, unanimously approved and recommended that the SHLX Board approve the Transaction. Following receipt of the recommendation of the Conflicts Committee, the SHLX Board reviewed the terms of the Transaction and the Merger Agreement, and unanimously approved the Transaction.

The Transaction is expected to close in 4Q22, subject to customary closing conditions.

A subsidiary of Shell USA, as the holder of a majority of the outstanding SHLX common units, has delivered its consent to approve the Transaction concurrently with the execution of the Merger Agreement. As a result, SHLX has not solicited and is not soliciting approval of the Transaction by any other holders of SHLX common units.

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