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Member Feature: William B. Lee III

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William B. Lee III began his journey in the liquid terminals industry years ago in 1991 when he moved back in with his parents in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Lee was working for a temp agency as he worked to finish a history class as part of earning his chemical engineering degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

“I was assigned to work in the supply department at CITGO Petroleum and when my supervisors heard that I was soon to graduate, they circulated my resume to several other departments,” said Lee. “The Corporate HSSE group decided to hire me as an environmental specialist. Most of the initial work I did was related to air for CITGO’s Terminal and Pipeline Operations group. Over time, the terminal group decided to employ me directly as a regional EHS&S specialist.”

Today, as a Regional Environmental, Health, Safety, and Security (EHS&S) Manager for CITGO Petroleum, Lee enjoys that his role is extremely varied and always offering something new.

Ammonia Industry Expansion at Port of Rotterdam Signals Growing Demand for Global Ammonia Storage

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This is the first piece in the new Energy Transition section of the newsletter. This section will highlight news related to the role of terminals in the Energy Transition.

Led by the Port of Rotterdam Authority, a pre-feasibility study on the establishment of a large-scale ammonia cracker at the port is expected to release its first results soon.[1] The initiative, a joint effort between eighteen companies including Shell, BP, and ExxonMobil, aims to evaluate the cracking facility’s potential to convert imported ammonia into one million tons of hydrogen per year. If the findings are positive, the establishment of this facility would help meet Europe’s decarbonization and climate objectives, while driving demand for increased ammonia storage.



Nominate a Colleague for the Inaugural ILTA Leadership Awards!

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Exciting news for the liquid terminal industry! The International Liquid Terminals Association is proud to announce two new awards to be presented at the annual conference on May 22-23, 2023. These awards recognize individuals who are making exceptional contributions to our industry and setting a new standard for excellence. 

The first award, the Distinguished Service to the Industry Award, will be presented to someone who has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to the industry and has made significant contributions to advancing our field. 

The second award, the Outstanding Early Career Professional Award, will honor individuals who are off to a strong start in their careers and are already making a difference in the industry. This award is a recognition of potential and a celebration of the next generation of leaders in our field. 

We're thrilled to have these new awards as a way to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of those who are making a difference in the liquid terminal industry. Don't miss this opportunity to recognize the contributions of your colleagues, peers, and friends. We can't wait to see who will be recognized at the annual conference! 

Part Two of the New 2023 ILTA Safety Survey to Launch in February

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ILTA is excited to be moving forward with a newly improved safety survey and awards program.

A working group made up of a subset of our Health and Safety Committee, led by Chair Shannon Caldwell of Zenith Energy, has been reviewing and remodeling the program since March 2022.  The working group has delivered a product focused on leading indicators to complement the reliance on lagging indicators such as the total recordable incident rate (TRIR). 

This Excel based survey is the second of two parts of data submission by terminal operator members for consideration for the ILTA Safety Excellence Award.  The survey is the 2023 Terminal Member Survey of 2022 OSHA Statistics and is based on U.S. OSHA Forms 300 and 300A. 

Member Feature: Jon Hunt

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Jon Hunt, Senior Vice President of Operations at Energy Transfer, first began his career in the liquid terminals industry by working in oil refining—an area he stayed in for the first 20 years of his career.

“I’d worked for a refining company when I was in engineering school on a summer internship basis, and they hired me out of school,” Hunt said. “The refining business in the in the U.S. particularly has been a challenging business, as gas production and supply has become a global business. At the time, I was working with Sunoco, and then transitioned to Sunoco’s logistics affiliate, which is how I specifically got into the liquid terminal part of the business.”