A calendar month, except where the commencement, expiration, or termination of the Store Agreement occurs during any calendar month. In that event, the portion of said month which follows the commencement date or precedes expiration or termination shall be an accounting period.
the process of transfer of fluids (vapors or liquid) through a geologic formation in response to a pressure gradient that may be caused by changes in barometric pressure, water table levels, wind fluctuations, or infiltration.
the process of bringing air into contact with a liquid (typically water), usually by bubbling air through the liquid, spraying the liquid into the air, allowing the liquid to cascade down a waterfall, or by mechanical agitation. Aeration serves to (1) strip dissolved gases from solution, and/or (2) oxygenate the liquid. The rate at which a gas transfers into solution can be described by Fick's First Law.
Business concerns, organizations, or individuals that control each other or that are controlled by a third party. Control may include shared management or ownership; common use of facilities, equipment, and employees; or family interest. The calculation of a firm's size includes the employees or receipts of all affiliates. Affiliation with another business concern is based on the power to control, whether exercised or not. Such factors as common ownership, common management and identity of interest (often found in members of the same family), among others, are indicators of affiliation. Power to control exists when a party or parties have 50 percent or more ownership. It may also exist with considerably less than 50 percent ownership by contractual arrangement or when one or more parties own a large share compared to other parties. The affiliated business concerns need not be in the same line of business.
an off-gas posttreatment unit for control of organic compounds by thermal oxidation. A typical afterburner is a refractory-lined shell providing enough residence time at a sufficiently high temperature to destroy organic compounds in the off-gas stream.
chiefly aquatic, eucaryotic one-celled or multicellular plants without true stems, roots and leaves, that are typically autotrophic, photosynthetic, and contain chlorophyll. Algae are not typically found in groundwater.
of or pertaining to a broad category of carbon compounds distinguished by a straight, or branched, open chain arrangement of the constituent carbon atoms. The carbon-carbon bonds may be either saturated or unsaturated. Alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes are aliphatic hydrocarbons.
the homologous group of linear saturated aliphatic hydrocarbons having the general formula C(n)H(2n+2). Alkanes can be straight chains, branched chains, or ring structures. Also referred to as paraffins.
A separate tax calculation in which a taxpayer must pay the higher of its regular tax or AMT liability. The corporate AMT rate, although lower than the regular tax rate, is applied to a different, typically higher, taxable income than for regular taxes. This form of tax makes it more difficult to avoid paying
When an oil company offers up front cash to induce an independent dealer to brand with that oil company. Normally, as long as the dealer continues to purchase product from that company, the money does not have to be paid back. It is amortized over the term of the contract, which is typically a ten-year agreement.
A Brand That Stands Apart Powerful, distinctive branding is the cornerstone of ampm's high visibility in the convenience-store industry. Wherever our stores are located, ampm enjoys broad name recognition as a result of our familiar trademarks and distinctive marketing. By combining top brands with our own unique, in-demand offerings, ampm franchises will continue to lead in the convenience-store industry.
- Proprietary offers such as Fast Food, Coffee & Fountain Drinks differentiates ampm from the competition - Innovative marketing, branding & media advertising helps support business growth - ARCO and ampm combine to enable our customers to enjoy a one-stop experience with two highly visible brands Day or Night, ampm Stores are Always There to Serve Their Customers Our success depends on your success. At ARCO and ampm facilities you will find commitment to excellence and an emphasis on respect in how we treat our customers and each other. ampm convenience stores offer a fast, fun, dynamic and rewarding experience. The World of ampm Petroleum - convenience store growth is an unstoppable force—an evolving industry with high customer demand. Americans want to get in, indulge and get out. The ARCO and ampm brands are uniquely positioned to meet these needs. An ampm franchise stands out from the typical convenience store with a unique emphasis on having the right products for our customers. With ampm you get a thoroughly distinctive brand, a history of success, comprehensive support for your business and award-winning marketing support. A key element of ampm's convenience strategy is the delivery of a differentiated and distinctive offer focused on meeting the needs of its target customer segments. ampm is an established brand on the west coast with high brand awareness and customer loyalty. The ampm brand has meaning to its customers - it has established itself as part of the west coast's culture. ampm Customers Come in for Breakfast, Maybe Even Brunch. It is the Quick and Satisfying way to "Do Lunch." Our "Vision" store format offers an exciting ampm customer experience. The new vision format helps grow the ampm c-store business with an expanded fountain, coffee and food offer, increased targeted ethnic product selection and increased selling space at the cooler and checkout counter. The vision ampm stores are similar to snack-food theme parks. With a bigger selection, more variety, special hot and cold food stations and beverage bars, ampm offers an extraordinary convenience-store experience. Our "To Go" dispenser area features baked, grilled and chilled edibles such as salads, fruit cups and sandwiches. A fresh ampm condiment bar lets customers load up on hot dogs, hamburgers and tasty sandwiches. And to cool things off, the new "Thirst Oasis" bar boasts 24 different fountain drinks with a choice of "crunch" or cubed ice. http://www.ampm.com/