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    July 8, 2010
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Tanknology Announces New Licensee
in Turkey

Austin, TX — Tanknology Inc. announced today that a new licensee in Turkey has recently completed certification training and has begun providing the company’s underground storage tank (UST), line and leak detector testing services throughout the country. Istanbul-based INTERPET is a nearly 20-year-old petroleum equipment distribution and services company, with an extensive presence across Turkey.

INTERPET is offering Tanknology’s premiere tank testing service, utilizing the exclusive and patented VacuTect® tank testing system, in addition to the company’s TLD1™ Line Testing and leak detector systems.

According to Ignacio Allende, Tanknology’s Director of International Operations, INTERPET is uniquely positioned to capture a large share of the tank and line testing business in Turkey.

“INTERPET is well established in the Turkish market,” Allende said, “representing more than 20 first-rate petroleum equipment lines. They are largest equipment distribution company in Turkey, providing a unique perspective on the environmental testing needs of the marketplace and strong relationships with the key customers. We are very pleased to have such a strong industry player as our exclusive partner in Turkey.”

Tuten Aluc, INTERPET’s Business Development Manager, said the company is excited about the prospects for considerable success providing Tanknology’s UST testing services in Turkey.

“It is clear to us that Tanknology offers the best technology, service and support in this industry,” Aluc said. “Their reputation with customers worldwide is first-rate. We are the leading supplier and installer of piping in Turkey, and given our intensive increased focus on service technologies, we are an ideal fit as Tanknology’s partner in our country. We look forward to a long and profitable partnership.”

Aluc added, “INTERPET was founded in 1991, and expanded into the services side of the business in 2002. Our customers are concerned about potential environmental impact from their UST systems. They know, and we know, that Tanknology offers the best solutions for this area of their business and we are pleased to now be able to provide them with Tanknology’s industry-leading services.”

The Tanknology VacuTect tightness testing system is a vacuum-based technology, and is the most popular UST testing methodology in the world. Developed, patented and used exclusively by Tanknology and its international licensees, the VacuTect system has been used to test more than 1 million USTs over the past 20 years.

Aluc can be reached in Turkey via e-mail at tuten@interpet.com.tr, or telephone at +90 216 540 65 00.

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.