Safety-Kleen Acquires Gateway Petroleum, Expands Used Oil Management Capabilities

    PLANO, Texas, Feb. 17 /CNW/ -- Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc., has acquired
the assets of Gateway Petroleum Company, Inc., based in Belleville, IL, a
high-quality, oil management services firm.  Gateway provides used oil
management services to customers in the eastern Missouri, central and southern
Illinois, and Cape Girardeau areas.

    "The acquisition of Gateway Petroleum continues our strategic plans for
growth in the oil services sector, and Gateway customers will now have access
to the full range of Safety-Kleen's environmental services and products," said
Safety-Kleen CEO and President Frederick J. Florjancic.

    With approximately 4,300 employees and more than 200 facilities across
the US and Canada, Safety-Kleen operates North America's largest network of
used oil collection and re-refining, industrial cleaning and environmental
services providers.

    Since 1974, Gateway Petroleum has served more than 4,500 customer
locations with collection services for used oil and oil filters, as well as
providing parts cleaners and windshield washer fluids.

    Florjancic said Gateway customers will experience a seamless transition,
with no interruptions in service.  Safety-Kleen will also honor current
service agreements and schedules for existing Gateway Petroleum customers.

    About Safety-Kleen
    Safety-Kleen is a leading North American used oil recycling and
re-refining, parts cleaning and environmental solutions company, with
approximately 4,300 employees serving more than 330,000 customer locations in
the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.  Safety-Kleen provides a
broad set of environmentally-responsible products and services that keep North
American businesses in balance with the environment. For more information,
please visit or call (800) 669-5740.

    Kleen Systems, Inc.

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For further information: John Kyte, +1-972-265-2030, for Safety-Kleen
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