PA Petroleum Association: 2020 Year In Review, Looking Ahead To 2021

This time last year, the PPA was preparing for a packed 2020 which featured exciting plans for  meetings, conferences, and training events. That plan quickly changed as we all adapted to the unprecedented challenges that faced us.

It has been remarkable to witness the resilience of our industry throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Your efforts reinforce the essential role that petroleum and energy products play within our daily lives.

As we approach a new year, I would like to take this opportunity to share some of the activities and accomplishments that the association was able to achieve in the past 12 months–

— Direct liaison with state during COVID-19 pandemic to voice industry needs and concerns

— Collaboration with PA DEP to finalize statewide standard for ultra-low sulfur heating oil

— Continued growth of industry specific workforce development training program through PPATEC

— Ongoing opposition of pending cap-and-trade programs that would place new tax on motor fuels

Links to find more information regarding government affairs and training activities can be found–

Legislative & Regulatory Activities

Training & Education Activities

            Looking Ahead

As we enter into 2021, I would encourage all members to consider joining a PPA committee to become more engaged in association activities. More information on existing committees can be found here.

If you have interest in joining a committee please contact

Additional information on 2021 committee enrollment will be distributed in early January.

I would also encourage you to mark your calendar for 2021 association events. All in-person PPA conferences were canceled in 2020.

We are very hopeful that we will be able to return to hosting in-person events next year.

To view upcoming events please visit the following page. Event updates will be sent throughout the year.

I wish you all a happy holiday season. On behalf of the entire team at the PPA, we very much appreciate your support throughout the year and look forward to continuing to serve your needs in 2021.


Ted Harris

Executive Vice President

Pennsylvania Petroleum Association

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