About PPA

The Pennsylvania Petroleum Association (PPA) is a not-for-profit trade association representing independent petroleum marketers at both the wholesale and retail levels, as well as firms supplying petroleum products and other related services.

Making a Difference in Your State

We offer several education programs, from NORA Certification Programs and CETP classes, HAZMAT training classescustom classes for your company, and more. View our education section for a complete list of upcoming classes and to register for a class through our website.

In addition to education programs, we provide access to the latest industry information so that you can stay current on the topics that matter. Our Government Affairs page provides the latest relevant government news and legislation, as well as contact information for state officials. Our updated News section provides topical information both locally and nationally, and our Industry Resources page will connect you directly to the websites that matter most to your business.

Consumer Information

In addition to providing helpful content to our members, we also offer a Homeowners page, where PA oil heat consumers can learn more about the benefits of oil heat in their home.

Get in Touch

If you have any questions about PPA and any of our services, or if you’d like to speak with a PPA officer, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email at info@papetroleum.org, or you can reach out to us through our Contact page.

PPA Officers, Directors, Committee Chairmen and Staff



Michael McCarthy
Shipley Energy
York, PA

Vice President

Donald E. Bowers
Countywide Petroleum
Pittsburgh, PA


James E. Swenson
Swenson Fuels, Inc.
New Bloomfield, PA

Past President/PMAA Director

Scott T. Walton
Clyde S. Walton, Inc.
Lansdale, PA

Executive Vice President/Secretary

John V. Kulik
Middletown, PA


James L. Barber
Barber Oil Company
Ebensburg, PA
Robert V. Boltz
Vincent R. Boltz, Inc.
Lebanon, PA
Donald E. Bowers
Countywide Petroleum
Pittsburgh, PA
Michael F. DeBerdine, III
Rhoads Energy Corp.
Lancaster, PA
Kate Duffey
D. E. Duffey & Sons
Plymouth Mtg., PA
Steven Firmstone
Firmstone Lakewood Fuels
Honesdale, PA
Bruce Q. Harris
Harris Comfort LLC
Bristol, PA
Russell G. Newell
Newell Fuel Service, Inc.
Dallas, PA
Tim Redshaw
Countywide Petroleum
Pittsburgh, PA
John J. Reilly
Reilly & Sons, Inc.
Exton, PA
Bruce W. Spiridonoff
Tevis Energy
Westminster, MD
Christopher S. Taylor
Taylor Oil & Propane, Inc.
Kennett Square, PA


Convention Committee

Bruce Q. Harris
Harris Comfort LLC, Bristol, PA

Education Committee

Robert V. Boltz
Vincent R. Boltz, Inc., Lebanon, PA

Heating Fuels Committee

Bruce W. Spiridonoff
Tevis Energy, Westminster, MD

Motor Fuels, Convenience Store and Truckstop Committee

Donald E. Bowers
Countywide Petroleum, Pittsburgh, PA

New Generation Committee

Christopher S. Taylor
Taylor Oil & Propane, Inc., Kennett Square, PA

Political Action Committee

John J. Reilly
Reilly & Sons, Inc., Exton, PA


Executive Vice President

John V. Kulik

Director of Marketing

Ted Harris

Program Administrator & Membership Support

Jessica Reeder