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Company Asks for Help in Notifying Amish Families of Kerosene Recall

August 21, 2008

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ — Pittsburgh Terminals Corporation is urging the public to help notify members of the Amish community that the company has issued a recall of kerosene that may be contaminated with gasoline, creating a risk of fire or explosion. The company is making a special appeal on behalf of the Amish because they often use kerosene in stoves and lamps but, due to limited access to the media, may not be aware of the well-published news reports regarding the kerosene recall announced earlier today by the company.

“We are asking for anyone who has contacts or expertise in the Amish community to help us reach out to families who may have contaminated kerosene in their homes,” said John Arnold, company spokesman. “Earlier tonight I spoke with Robert French, Director of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, who offered to enlist all of the Emergency Management Agencies in the affected counties to help in our notification efforts.”

Anyone with information that may be helpful to the company’s efforts to reach out to the Amish or who would like more information about this important recall is urged to call 717-939-0466, 1-800-692-6016, or email kerosenerecall@ppcterminals.com.

Since the company first learned of the possible contamination on Wednesday, Pittsburgh Terminals Corp. has contacted all 37 of its kerosene distributors, conducted extensive sampling of its products, notified other suppliers in the affected area, set up 16 collection centers, held two press conferences and prepared warning notices for widespread public distribution.

The company stresses that anyone who purchased kerosene from a retailer in western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, northern West Virginia or southwestern New York between May 1, 2008, and August 19, 2008, should not use the kerosene. Instead, the company is urging customers to immediately return the potentially contaminated kerosene to one of the Kerosene Recall Collection Centers listed below. Customers will be fully reimbursed for the kerosene and the returned container upon completion of a simple form.

The process for collection is very simple:

1. Take your container of potentially contaminated kerosene to a collection center during open business hours and leave it with an attendant.

2. Fill out a simple form which will enable Pittsburgh Terminals Corp. to reimburse you for the kerosene and your container.

3. If you need directions, visit the company’s website at http://www.ppcterminals.com/ for MapQuest directional links to each collection point.

   PA Collection Centers:    Reed Oil Company           Days of Collection:   M-F: 7:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M.   511 Montgomery Avenue                              S: 8:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M.   New Castle, PA 16102   724-658-6692    Harned Oil Company         Days of Collection:   M-F: 7:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M.   10470 Pymatuning Ave.   Connneaut Lake, PA 16316   814-382-2642    Bradigan's Inc.            Days of Collection:   M-F: 7:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M.   114 S. Water Street Ext,                           S: 8:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.   Kittanning, PA 16201   724-548-7654    Veado's                    Days of Collection:   M-F: 7:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.   181 Hadley Road                                    S: 8:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.   Greenville, PA 16125   724-588-1661    Export Fuel Company Inc.   Days of Collection:   M-F: 7:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.   231 York Lane                                      S: 8:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.   Export, PA 15632   724-468-4185    PPC Lubricants Inc.        Days of Collection:   M-F: 7:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M.   150 Bonnie Drive   Butler, PA 16001   888-721-5823    PPC Lubricants Inc.        Days of Collection:   M-F: 7:00 A.M.-3:30 P.M.   725 S. Main Street (BLDG#5)   Greensburg, PA 15601   888-721-5823    Gnagey Gas & Oil Inc.      Days of Collection:   M-F: 8:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M.   8 Gardner Street   Uniontown, PA 15401   724-437-7241    Jacobs Petroleum Products  Days of Collection:   M-F: 8:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.   424 S. Washington Street   Waynesburg, PA 15370   724-627-3757    Heath Oil Co               Days of Collection:   M-F: 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.   5609 State Route # 8   Harrisville, PA 16038   814-437-7802    Glassmere Fuel Service     Days of Collection:   M-F: 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.   Dispatch Trailer   1967 Saxonburg Blvd.   Tarentum, PA15084   724-265-4646    Shortway Service           Days of Collection:   M-F: 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.   311 Jackson Street   Reynoldsville, PA 15851   814-653-9633    Klasen Oil                 Days of Collection:   M-F: 7:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.   2988 Old Highway 322   Cochranton, PA 16314   814-425-7498    Pittsburgh Terminals Corp  Days of Collection:   M-S: 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.   9 Thorn Street   Coraopolis, PA 15108   412-264-8240    WV Collection Centers:    Valley Fuels Inc           Days of Collection:   M-F: 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.   Bull Run Road   Masontown, WV 26542     Contact:   Karen Walsh   (717) 982-8194   kwalsh@neimangroup.com  

Pittsburgh Terminals Corporation

CONTACT: Karen Walsh, +1-717-982-8194, kwalsh@neimangroup.com

Web site: http://www.ppcterminals.com/




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