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Northern Oilfield Solutions Kicks Off New Season Committed to Dependability

Press Release

New leadership and investment reinvigorate  fuel operations at Northern Oilfield Solutions to meet customer growth demand on Alaska’s North Slope

Deadhorse, AK – Northern Oilfield Solutions is committed to becoming the most dependable oilfield solutions and fueling partner for businesses operating on the North Slope.  Broadly projected growth in the market is exciting for business operating in the Arctic.  To ensure success during increased activity, Northern Oilfield Solutions has appointed Sam Amato as General Manager.  Mr Amato has decades of experience designing and delivering solutions to customers on the North Slope. He served as VP of Delta Leasing in Deadhorse for five years, and prior to that he excelled in sales and oilfield solutions for Lynden Transport for six years.  His deep understanding of oilfield logistics and market realities equip him to anticipate and deliver the solutions customers require as they enter a period of renewed growth and exploration. In his own words:

“There’s one word I’ve come to recognize as key to success in the arctic: ‘Dependable.’ For us this means showing up where and when we are expected with the solution we have promised.  To be successful, we have to consider the entire supply chain, from procuring quality fuel, to ensuring our import logistics are reliable with pre-established contingency plans, to employing the right team and taking care of them, to prioritizing equipment, including replacing or rebuilding assets. But for any of that to matter we have to start by truly understanding what our customers need and the problems we can solve for them.”

The enhanced focus on people and customers is at the core of Northern’s reinvigoration.    Through all of this, Sam and his team will be taking a hard look at how Northern operates, designing new and better ways for the company to enhance efficiency and deliver value to its remote customers.

Delta Western Successfully Executes Joint Response Preparedness Exercise in Juneau

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United States Coast Guard and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation join private sector partners for environmental table top drill

Juneau, AK – This week, employees from NorthStar Energy and Delta Western gathered in Juneau to complete a table top exercise with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC).  The Tuesday exercise simulated a coordinated response to a severe earthquake causing an imaginary tank rupture and subsequent release of diesel fuel into Juneau’s Gastineau Channel.

“We now have an established, demonstrated knowledge on how to respond to and manage major incidents that spread throughout multiple Delta Western Sites, Inlet Energy, Northern Oilfield Solutions and NorthStar Energy,” said Nathan McLellan, Director of Business Operations and Risk Management for NorthStar Energy.  “Furthermore, this exercise established appropriate drill training and resources that equip our people to respond even more effectively in the event of an actual incident.”

Preparedness and safety, including environmental safety, are an important component of Delta Western’s business offering in Alaska.  To assist in response, Delta Western has engaged SEAPRO, an oil spill response organization (OSRO) for SE Alaska and Witt O’Brien, an incident management team. By regulation, Delta Western maintains a written contingency plan.  This week’s table top drill was an opportunity to comply with the ADEC regulatory requirement to demonstrate the ability to respond to obligations set forth therein.

Joel Lawrence, president of Inlet Energy summarized, “because of this exercise and the participation, we all came away learning so much more about these incidents and how to respond.  It prepares us to act quickly and effectively in the event of a true incident, which is essential for a business in this industry, especially in the costal communities we serve.”

About Delta Western

Delta Western is a leading independent distributor of petroleum products and lubricants in Alaska. Delta Western delivers an average of 200 million gallons of fuel annually and employs approximately 150 people, providing vital energy resources in support of communities, individuals, and Alaska’s most essential industries.

Media Contacts:

Piper Pettersen
NorthStar Energy 

Communications Manager

425 503 8716

pettersen@nsenergy.com

NorthStar Energy Acquires Alaska Petroleum Distributing in Fairbanks

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Local family business joins NorthStar’s growing fuel network in Alaska 

Fairbanks, AK – NorthStar Energy, an energy holding company in the Saltchuk family of businesses, has acquired Alaska Petroleum Distributing (APD), a family owned petroleum distributor serving residential, commercial, and retail customers in Fairbanks, North Pole, and surrounding areas. 

Primarily a heating oil distributor, APD also owns and operates a local retail gas station including a convenience store and car wash.  NorthStar Energy has acquired many of APD’s assets and will continue to operate as Alaska Petroleum Distributing in the Fairbanks region.  Additionally, APD has moved operations to a new location on 1733 Well Street, a 24,000 square foot warehouse, which will provide the expansion space to grow their locally operated business and better serve their customers.

“We are proud to continue the APD brand the Johnson family has built over the past four decades.  Alaska Petroleum Distributing is known for their exceptional service and strong reputation with their customer base,” says Don Stone, VP of Supply and Logistics for NorthStar Energy.  “It’s exciting to welcome the Johnson family to the NorthStar Energy Petroleum group and provide the additional resources that allow APD to continue to serve the local market more efficiently and provide complementary product offerings.”

APD joins Delta Western Petroleum, Inlet Energy and Northern Oilfield Solutions in NorthStar’s network of Alaskan energy distribution businesses.  APD’s historic brand will remain in the care of second generation family members who will continue to manage and operate the business locally. NorthStar Energy looks forward to supporting Alaska Petroleum’s ongoing success for  years to come.

About NorthStar Energy

NorthStar Energy is a Seattle-based energy holding company in the Saltchuk family of businesses. NorthStar invests in fuel and energy distribution companies in Alaska and Hawaii with a mission to be the vital link to the most reliable, best in class, integrated energy solution, guiding customers to the future of fuel.

Media Contacts:

Piper Pettersen
NorthStar Energy 

Communications Manager

425 503 8716

pettersen@nsenergy.com

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