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    June 24, 2009
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Tanknology Announces New South African Licensee

Austin, TX – Tanknology Inc. announced today that a new licensee in South Africa has joined its international network. Tanknology SA (Pty) Ltd, is a new company, formed by Maintenance Technologies Solutions (Pty) Ltd (MTS), specifically to provide underground storage tank (UST) and line testing services, utilizing Tanknology’s proprietary systems. MTS, based in Cape Town, is a leading South African fuel services company, which provides tank inspections, tank cleaning, and fuel filtration services, in addition to a Total Fuel Management System, which coordinates stock control, management information, leak detection and remote site monitoring.

With the creation of Tanknology SA, MTS will be adding Tanknology’s patented UST tank and line testing technologies to its fuel services offerings, specifically, the VacuTect® tank tightness testing and TLD1 line testing systems.

“MTS is an exceptional fit for Tanknology’s international licensee program,” said Ignacio Allende, Tanknology’s Director of International Operations. “They provide in South Africa many of the same services Tanknology provides in the US. Their current involvement in tank inspections, tank cleaning and fuel filtration, position them perfectly in the market for the addition of tank and line testing using Tanknology’s industry-leading systems. Their existing strength in the market, combined with an increasing focus on UST environmental compliance in the region, position Tanknology SA and MTS very well for success.”

The Tanknology VacuTect tightness testing system that MTS will employ utilizes a vacuum-based approach. It is the world’s leading tank testing technology. Developed and patented by Tanknology, the VacuTect system has been used on more than 1 million UST tests around the world.

With locations in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Natal, MTS services large clients across a broad spectrum of industry, including major oil, transport, mining and marine companies.

Directors Adrian Fourie, Anton Steenkamp and Leonard Kitching, lead the company’s efforts in this market sector.  Their team is currently completing training and certification on the Tanknology systems and will be fully operational within weeks.  They can be reached via e-mail at adrianf@mts.co.za, leonardk@mts.co.za and antons@mts.co.za  or phone at +27 21 987-7366.

Based in Austin, Texas, Tanknology operates across America and around the world, providing UST environmental compliance testing and related services at more than 50,000 sites per year, for more than 3,000 customers. Internationally, Tanknology licensees span more than 25 countries, providing services to the largest petroleum retailers in the world.

For more information about Tanknology's services worldwide, call us at 1 (800) 964-1250 or visit us online at www.tanknology.com.