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HOUSTON -- FuelQuest Inc., an on-demand software and services company for the energy industry, awarded 7-Eleven its 2007 Innovator Awards. The awards were distributed at GRAIL, an annual user's conference and training seminar for FuelQuest customers.
The 2007 Innovator Awards recognize those organizations that have contributed to the advancement and continued expansion of FuelQuest's industry standard supply chain and tax automation solutions.
"The technology innovations made by these industry-leading award recipients benefit all of our customers and the downstream energy industry in general," said Rich Cilento, FuelQuest's president and CEO. "This award recognizes their efforts and we congratulate the recipients for their vision and understanding that one fully integrated technology platform benefits the entire industry. We are proud to partner and innovate with our Innovator Award customers."
7-Eleven received the Innovator Award based on its strong commitment to the environment, which led to enhancements in FuelQuest's Fuel Management System, environmental compliance module and service delivery. The chain also assisted in FuelQuest's storage tank compliance and alarm response capabilities, allowing all of the company's customers to be environmentally responsible, the company stated.
BNSF, a rail transportation company, and Aventine Renewable Energy, a renewable fuel producer and marketer, also received a 2007 Innovator Award from FuelQuest. GRAIL 2007 saw approximately 100 companies and 200 attendees including motor fuel retailers, transportation industry representatives, commodity traders and refiners.