FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

e-Monitoring Networks To Provide Fuel Management and Environmental Compliance Monitoring for SKS, Inc.

Agreement launches Internet based inventory management and regulatory compliance service for fuel distribution

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. - August 15, 2000

e-Monitoring Networks, Inc. of San Diego, California announced today the signing of a new commercial fuel management service contract with SKS, Inc., of Escondido, California. The agreement calls for the rollout of wireless and wireline monitoring of SKS's commercial petroleum tanks including underground and above ground tanks for gasoline, diesel fuel, lube oil and other petroleum products. This first of a kind fuel management and environmental compliance monitoring service will enable SKS to access real-time fuel inventories and perform certain environmental monitoring functions using the Internet and web-based application software.

The initial phase of the contract calls for monitoring twelve SKS Pacific Pride commercial fueling locations in Southern California plus several lubricant storage tanks at SKS's Anahiem distribution center. "We have been working with SKS for several months in beta test of this new Internet based service. With this initial contract our company is launching an innovative and low-cost commercial service that we feel will significantly lower day-to-day operating costs for SKS and other petroleum marketers and distributors," said Ed Schmidt, President of e-Monitoring Networks.

"The real-time tank inventory management and compliance reporting service from e-Monitoring Networks is one of the most innovative and productivity enhancement ideas to come to our industry in quite some time. With this easy-to-use service our company has significantly reduced the labor hours necessary for inventory management and environmental compliance." said Andy Thweatt, Executive Vice President, SKS, Inc.

About e-Monitoring Networks
e-Monitoring Networks offers end-to-end solutions for worry free compliance monitoring and asset management -- all through wireless technology and the Internet. e-Monitoring electronically collects data (including video images) and/or location information from remote sites, mobile assets and vehicles and then formats that data as useful information using application software available to users via the Internet. The data is accessed through secure private web sites running on servers at the company's Gateway Center.

The web-based application software is a customer configured application program that allows the incoming data to be sorted, formatted and displayed in a fashion most useful to the customer. Through this secure web site, customers will also be able to send polling and other commands to the site, adjust alarm conditions and change the automatic reporting schedule.

With applications ranging from storage tank monitoring and leak detection to mobile asset tracking, e-Monitoring Networks boosts its customers' bottom line by reducing costs, increasing productivity and improving customer service. For additional information visit http://www.e-monitoring.net

About SKS
SKS, Inc. is one of Southern California's leading independent commercial fueling and lubricant distributors. SKS has been providing award-winning customer service, superior technical support, state-of-the-art equipment and industry know-how for over three decades.

SKS has grown to represent the finest in petroleum and lubricant products including Chevron and Valvoline. SKS operates 12 Pacific Pride commercial fueling sites serving over 4000 businesses in California. For additional information visit http://www.sksoil.com

For more information contact:

Ed Schmidt
President
e-Monitoring Networks
7940 Silverton Ave., #216.
San Diego, California 92126
858 693-7615
eschmidt@e-monitoring.net

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