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Fuel Oil News April 2015

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www.fueloilnews.com | FUEL OIL NEWS | APRIL 2015 15 above-normal temperatures expected in the western and parts of the northern United States. The WSI seasonal outlooks reference a standard 30-year normal (1981-2010). According to WSI Chief Meteorologist Dr. Todd Crawford, "The pattern that drove the brutal cold across much of the eastern US in February will retrogress a bit as we head into early March, allowing the worst of the cold to shift westward to the northern Plains. This will allow more seasonable temperatures to re-emerge across much of the eastern United States. Meanwhile, the weak El Nino event that impacted the pattern earlier this win- ter has faded, but will likely quickly be replaced by a new, stronger event as we head deeper into 2015. The return of El Nino conditions, combined with an expected lack of summer blocking and relatively cool Atlantic Ocean tempera- tures, will likely reduce the chances for big summer heat again across much of the eastern two-thirds of the United States." Head over to FuelOilNews.com for the full breakdown. PRODUCTS ATEK ACCESS TEChNOLOgIES LAUNChES ALL-IN-ONE TANKSCAN MONITOR ATEK Access Technologies today launched the TankScan Cellular Ultrasonic series of liquid tank monitors, a fully integrated cellular-enabled tank level monitoring solution for fuel and lube distributors, waste oil collectors and others managing liquid assets. The TankScan TCU moni- tor provides remote access to liquid tank data anywhere there is Internet access via the TankScan Global customer web portal. Using CDMA cellular technology, TankScan TCU can be installed on tanks up-to 12 feet in height in locations where network infra- structure may not be available. It features an integrated non-contact ultrasonic sen- sor, a durable NEMA 4X enclosure and long battery life. The TankScan TCU provides the tools necessary to accurately and cost- effectively monitor fluid levels in single tank sites, from the convenience of any computer using ATEK's TankScan Global customer web portal. ATEK technical support per- sonnel supervise all monitors in the field using the ATEK Service Platform, a dash- board within Salesforce.com that provides alerts when any monitor operates outside of a set of pre-defined parameters. ATEK technical support personnel can then easily generate a case within Salesforce.com and proactively follow-up with customers about their cellular data usage or ship them a new battery, for example. TankScan—www.tankscan.com

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