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Pennsylvania Oil Marketers PAC Endorses Jamie Barton’s State Representative Campaign

The Pennsylvania Oil Marketers PAC (POMPAC), the political affiliate of the Pennsylvania Petroleum Association, has announced their formal endorsement of Jamie Barton’s state representative campaign for the 124th Legislative District. The political action committee represents 400+ petroleum and energy stakeholders throughout the Commonwealth. Jamie Barton currently serves on the Pennsylvania Petroleum Association Board of Directors […]

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PPA Welcomes Two New Members In March

PPA would like to highlight the following new members joining the association in March. Active Members Active Members are independent branded and non-branded petroleum marketers who sell gasoline, heating oil, diesel fuel, kerosene, and other petroleum products at both the wholesale and retail levels, including convenience stores. N/A in March Retail Convenience Store Operator This […]

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PA DEP Appeals Commonwealth Court Order Blocking Publication Of Final RGGI Regulation

On April 7, the Department of Environmental Protection appealed the April 6 Commonwealth Court order blocking publication of the final regulation establishing a Carbon Pollution Reduction Program covering power plants consistent with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to the PA Supreme Court.             The question presented to the PA Supreme Court for review is “Did […]

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EMA Compliance Bulletin: U.S. DOT Annual Hazmat Registration Period Opens May 1

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) online portal for annual HAZMAT registration opens May 1, 2022. Registration renewals must be completed by July 1, 2022. Due to COVID-19 workplace restrictions and processing delays, marketers should register online this year and do so early. However, registrations submitted before May 1, […]

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Responses Due April 15: PPA Heating Fuel Member Survey: Bioheat Adoption

Just a reminder, responses are due April 15 to PPA’s member survey on Bioheat Adoption.  The purpose of the survey is to help the PPA better understand your position on current and future biodiesel (Bioheat®) heating fuel adoption strategies within the state of Pennsylvania.             Click Here to take the survey. Survey Background In January […]

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EMA Joins Coalition Letter Urging President Not To Tax Unrealized Capital Gains

Recently, EMA and the Family Business Coalition sent a letter to President Biden and the House and Senate Tax Committee chairs arguing against taxing unrealized capital gains. Taxing unrealized gains in any form, subjecting more families to the estate tax, changing step-up in basis, and removing important tools that family businesses use for succession planning […]

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Visa, Mastercard Planning Changes To Allow For Larger Gasoline Charges

Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. are planning numerous changes to allow larger card transactions to help drivers cover their expenses at the pump. To minimize the damage of already excessively high swipe fees, many gas stations have a $125 limit for Visa transactions at the pump because the card company adds even more fees to […]

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NHTSA Investigating Electric Vehicle Battery Safety Defects

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating the safety of EV and hybrid vehicle batteries made by LG Energy Solution of South Korea. Since February 2020, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Stellantis and Volkswagen have issued recalls for as many as 138,000 vehicles with possible defects that could cause fires. General Motors has taken […]

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CISA Provides Guidance On Sharing Cyber Incident Information; EMA Resources Available

In this time of heightened risk due to the war in Ukraine, CISA urges lowering the threshold for sharing information to raise our collective resilience to global cyber threats. Sharing information about cyber incidents allows CISA to fill critical information gaps, rapidly deploy resources and render assistance to victims suffering attacks, analyze incoming information from […]

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PA Capitol Report: Top 10 Stories On Harrisburg/PA Politics Last Week

Because In Politics Everything Is Connected To Everything Else– — Governor’s Race — AP: Republican Energy Promises Face Limits In PA Governor’s Race — Politics PA: Spending In PA Governor’s Race Tops $12.6 Million — PennLive – Jan Murphy: PA Governor’s Race Spending Total Nears $11 Million — Post-Gazette – Salena Zito: Republican Candidates For […]

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