TAC Energy Expands Caddo Mills Fuel Storage Facility

The two phase expansion poises TAC Energy for future growth

CADDO MILLS, Texas (June 28, 2008) – TAC Energy, a division of Truman Arnold Companies (TAC) based in Texarkana, Texas, completed a two year and $6.5 million expansion of its Caddo Mills fuel storage facility.

Over the last 24 months the Caddo Mills terminal, located approximately 40 miles northeast of Dallas, has undergone two major expansions. The first phase of the expansion includes adding three additional storage tanks, an additional two-bay truck load rack, product pumps, a vapor combustor, an oil-water separator and overhead piping. The new tanks increase total terminal capacity by nearly 30 percent. One of the tanks holds 80,000 Bbl. (one Bbl. equals 42 U.S. gallons) of regular (87 octane) RFG/RBOB gasoline; the second is a 50,000 Bbl. tank for premium (93 octane) RFG/RBOB gasoline; the third is a 20,000 Bbl. tank for Ethanol. RFG, or reformulated gasoline, is blended to burn cleaner and reduce pollutants in the air, and it is required for vehicles in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area.

The second phase of expansion involved adding an 110,000 Bbl. storage tank for conventional regular gasoline and a third lane to the recently completed west load rack, providing a total of five lanes at this facility. The latest load lane will give TAC Energy the ability to blend conventional gasoline with Ethanol for our customers that desire a gasohol product. This addition is a proactive move that provides, with a simple change, the ability to convert the lane from a conventional to BOB resulting in three lanes for loading RFG products.

“This expansion enables TAC Energy to be a viable supplier of petroleum to the Dallas Metroplex while continuing to serve our customers in the surrounding areas,” said John Rettiger, Vice President of Wholesale Marketing. “We are excited about this growth opportunity and the ability to serve customers in an extended market.”

Before the expansion, the 20-year-old Caddo Mills terminal already had fuel storage capacity for 510,000 Bbl., including multiple loading lanes with both generic and proprietary gasoline additive packages with smart injectors. The completed expansion brings the total storage capacity to 770,000 Bbl.

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Clark Brands Announces Preferred Supplier Agreement with TAC

 

TEXARKANA, Texas (February 18, 2008) – Clark Brands has selected TAC Energy, a division of Truman Arnold Companies, as a Preferred Vendor for Petroleum Supply. TAC Energy will be recommended by Clark to those Clark Licensees seeking to expand and improve their petroleum supply options.

“We believe the addition of TAC Energy to our Preferred Petroleum Suppliers further enhances the value of the Clark brand for our Licensees,” said Karl Goodhouse, Clark’s president. “Clark Licensees manage their own supply cost of goods by purchasing their best supply cost everyday. We’re pleased to be able to recommend TAC Energy to those Licensees who are seeking to enhance their businesses with a new source of competitive supply. TAC Energy has fuel available in every one of the 26 states we’re in today and, because they have a strong fuel supply network that encompasses all 50 states, they’ll be there as we enter new markets.”

John Rettiger, TAC Energy Vice President, said, “We are excited to be partnering with the Clark brand as a Preferred Petroleum Supplier. We find that the Clark Brand is very appealing to retailers who want all the benefits of a branded retail program, while maintaining complete control over how they run their business. Our role at TAC Energy is to provide each Clark customer with guaranteed fuel supply at the lowest possible cost, every day.” TAC Energy is also a Clark Brand Licensee with several locations flying the Clark brand in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.

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