NATIONAL PETROLEUM MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

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Kent Bredehoeft Joins the NPMA Board as Vice President

NPMA is pleased to announce that Mr. Kent Bredehoeft has accepted the position of Vice President of the Board of Directors. Kent Bredehoeft, as the President and CEO of Argus Consulting, is responsible for the strategic, operational, financial and cultural leadership of the firm to create corporate growth, increased profitability and opportunities for employee improvement. […]


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NPMA Mourns the Loss of David A. ”Tony” Custer

This year continues to be one of challenge and transition for the NPMA.  We are sad to relate the passing of Tony Custer, our long time associate and friend, he will be sorely missed.  Tony and Jack were like two peas in a pod with Tony constantly and consistently supporting the NPMA in any way […]


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POL fuels the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing 

332D AIR EXPEDITIONARY WING —   Every time a 332d Air Expeditionary Wing member flips a light switch or starts a vehicle, the fuel required is a direct result of the efforts of the 332d Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels flight. “The fuels flight here is responsible for receiving, storing, sampling, and distributing petroleum products […]


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Kinley Construction at Columbus Air Force Base

Kinley Construction is nearing completion of the fuel system scope of a new Air Force jet fuel facility as a subcontractor to a small business joint venture, whose client is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District. Major features of the project include installation of three 50,000 gallon above ground storage tanks and catwalks […]


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2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity

The FAA has released a Notice of Funding Opportunity for the first round of Airport Terminal Program (ATP) grants authorized by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which allocates $1 billion to the program each year for the next five years and earmarks at least ten percent ($100 million/year) for non-primary and non-hub airports. Any airport eligible for […]


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The Passing of an Icon

John F. “Jack” LavinJanuary 22, 1937 – February 24, 2022 John “Jack” Lavin, 85, of Spotsylvania passed away Thursday, February 24, 2022. Jack Lavin was an esteemed member of the Petroleum Community for over 50 years. He was the founder and managing director of the National Petroleum Management Association from Sept. 2009 to present. Mr. […]


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ATA 103 Modified to Allow Water Barrier Filters 

Airlines for America (A4A), publishers of ATA 103-Standards for Jet Fuel Quality Control at Airports, announced via Bulletin 2022.1 that water barrier filters (WBF) meeting EI 1588 qualifications would be permitted for into-plane use. The move represents a significant advancement toward complete phase out of filter monitors containing super absorbent polymers (SAP) by modifying ATA 103 to incorporate WBFs as the […]


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Award Spotlight: 2021 Silver Nozzle

The 2021 NPMA Silver Nozzle Award was presented to Swissport Fueling – Miami International Airport.  For this spotlight, we’d like to the nomination for the award, submitted by Mr. Stan Livingston.     Nomination: Year: 2021 Organization & Location: Swissport Fueling Management:Swissport Fueling in MIA refuels over 14,000 flights a month. Swissport’s MIA operation has […]


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Gammon Technical Products Issues Warning on Aftermarket Filters

Gammon Technical Products (GTP), the world’s leading manufacturer of aviation fuel quality control, refueling and fuel handling equipment recently notified NATA and other industry stakeholders that an aftermarket version of their Gammon Gauge GTP-2233 replacement filter does not meet the specifications of their product. The GTP-2233 filter, which requires annual replacement, is used with GTP […]


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Award Spotlight: 2021 Golden Nozzle

2021 NPMA Golden Nozzle Award Winner – DGC, International – Iraq Operations DGCI had 87 personnel supporting direct delivery and into plane fuel operations for U.S. and coalition military operations across Iraq and Syria.  During this timeframe, all were “outside the wire” or in other terms outside a U.S. military or coalition secured compound. DGCI Iraq received and dispatched over 15,000 trucks and delivered more than 44 […]