Western Petroleum, Vernal UT, has achieved solid success as a petroleum marketer that is focused on industrial customers, including oilfield operators. The marketer's fleet of 43 transports operates in Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, and Nevada. The marketer also operates a network of seven bulk plants across the region.
Western Petroleum's management team includes [from left] Ronnie Bastian, Sam Taylor, and Perry Taylor. It is very much a family-owned business.
Members of the Western Petroleum sales team include [standing from left] Wayne Johnson, Scott Pederson, Sam Taylor, and Alan Ballard. Kneeling in front of the sign are Bruce Payne, Ryan Canty, Justin Bastian, Kenyon Zager, Andrew Patton, Shawn Abplanalp, and Randy Ensign.
Truck-and-trailer combinations account for 14 of the 43 fuel transports in the Western Petroleum fleet. The rest are tractor-trailer combinations. Kenworth trucks and tractors predominate in the fleet. Beall Corp has built most of the petroleum cargo tanks used by the fleet.
Mason Duncan stands with one of the Western Petroleum trucks used to distribute bulk lubricants.
One of seven bulk plants in the Western Petroleum network, this facility is in Roosevelt UT. This plant has a 250,000-gallon capacity for refined fuels. Average capacity through the system is 200,000 gallons. Bulk plants typically receive six to eight inbound fuel shipments each day. All of the locations meet the new SPCC storage terminal regulations.
Bulk plant equipment includes Pneumericator tank level gauges and monitoring, Liquid Controls meters, Scully overfill and grounding, and Goodyear hoses with OPW fittings.
Loading arms and API couplings are from OPW Engineered Systems.
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