Industry News

Congress OKs Extension Of NORA

Congress has approved and sent to the President a federal Farm Bill that includes a 10 year reauthorization of the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) in which 25 percent of the funding will be escrowed each year that can be accessed on year 11. Passage of the bill is a huge victory for heating fuels […]


15 PPM Sulfur Limit On Fuel Oil Recommended By DEP Committee

The DEP Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee Thursday unanimously recommended DEP proceed with the adoption of a regulation change lowering the sulfur limit on heating oil sold in Pennsylvania from 500 ppm to 15 ppm to conform to the limits of many surrounding states. The proposed schedule of adopting the change is– — June 2018 […]


Voicing both sides of the Laurel pipeline reversal debate

The Laurel pipeline has transported fuel products from Southeastern PA refineries to the greater Pittsburgh region for 60 years. The pipeline plays a prominent role for how the petroleum market is shaped within our state. A proposed pipeline change would reverse a current portion of the pipeline flow between Pittsburgh and Altoona. There are two […]


DEP Suspends Enforcement Of Stage II Controls In Southeast PA 

The PPA worked with industry stakeholders to mirror an action taken in Southwestern part of the state four years ago to suspend DEP enforcement of the requirements to install a new State II vapor recovery system a gasoline service stations. The notices of suspension now cover about 1,600 service stations in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bucks, […]


Federal Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax For FY 2016-17 Reporting Year

The Internal Revenue Service has just published a revised Form 2290 and instructions required for payment of the federal heavy highway vehicle use (HHVU) tax for the 2016-2017 reporting year. Most petroleum marketers must pay the annual HHVU tax on each cargo tank vehicle and transport with a gross vehicle weight of 55,000 pounds or […]