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                                                                               6514 E. 69th Street | Tulsa, OK 74133 | 918.494.9696

April 16, 2020

To Whom It May Concern:

During national emergencies such as the COVID-19 outbreak, continued operation of retail, commercial, aviation and emergency generator fueling systems is essential to the security and resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure. TANK TECH, INC. and other members of the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) make certain that goal becomes a reality.

PEI ( is the nonprofit trade association representing the companies that manufacture, distribute, service and repair the complex systems used to store, meter and dispense fuel for light-duty automobiles, heavy-duty trucks, commercial fleets and airports, as well as high-end commercial emergency power generators. PEI’s 1,400 member businesses can be found in all 50 states and 81 foreign countries.

Gas stations, convenience stores, truck stops, fleet fueling facilities, aviation facilities, marinas, data centers and hospitals all depend on our members’ expertise to keep the complicated electronic, mechanical and hydraulic components in their fueling systems fully operational. Because of PEI members’ specialized training, experience and dedication:

  • Long haul truckers can deliver urgently needed medical supplies.

  • Moms and dads can buy food for their family at the local grocery store.

  • Emergency vehicles are able to transport critical care patient.

  • Hospitals and mission-critical data centers have reliable backup power.

  • A rural accident victim can be life-flighted to a trauma center.

PEI members stand ready to help our great nation fight and prevail in this current crisis. And PEI respectfully urges that all our members be recognized as essential services if and when any restrictions are imposed on normal commercial activities to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Thank you for your consideration. If you have any questions or if I can provide additional information, you may reach me at: 918.236.3970 or


Rick Long
Executive Vice President & General Counsel

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