Fall Energy Conference & Annual Meeting

October 14th - 15th | State College, PA

October 14th

AccuWeather Facility Tour

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Location: 385 Science Park Rd, State College, PA 16803


Leadership Seminar: Blue Ocean Strategy

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Location: The Nittany Lion Inn

PPA Committee Meetings

Meetings will include Heating Fuels, NORA, Political Action, and Propane

Time: 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm

Location: The Nittany Lion Inn

Local Association Meetings

Local regional meetings will be held for the Delaware Valley Fuel Dealers Association and the Oil Heat Association of Central PA

Time: 5:00 pm – 5:50 pm

Location: The Nittany Lion Inn

Opening Reception

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: The Nittany Lion Inn

Supplier Hospitality Event

Time: 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Location: The Nittany Lion Inn

Current Hospitality Suite Hosts:

October 15th

Breakfast Buffet

Time: 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Location:The Nittany Lion Inn

Seminar #1: Upcoming FMCSA Changes 

Time: 8:30 am – 9:20 am

Topics will include updates on the following items:

  • New hours of service rules: potential extending the 100 air mile exception to 150 air miles and the 12 to 14 hours short haul change
  • New entry level driver training (effective February 2020)
  • New Drug and Alcohol Reporting Testing Clearinghouse that becomes effective January 2020
  • Changes in the Medical Examiner‘s certificate and process
  • Insulin dependent drivers allowed to have medical certificate
  • New Placarding requirements for placarding to the lowest flash point for straight and mixed loads of gasoline, diesel fuel/heating oil.
  • Recent HAZMAT electronic shipping paper information sequencing requirements.

Seminar #2: Disaster Planning

Time: 9:30 am – 10:20 am

This seminar will address how to be prepared in the event of a natural disaster or fire. How will your business protect it’s assets and how do you get back in business.

Seminar #3: 10 Years, 5 Years, 3 Years, 1 Year – Trends and Plans for Energy Marketers

Time: 10:30 am – 11:20 am

Should you expand through acquisition? Should you just ride it out or maybe pack it in and run for the hills (or Florida)?  Before answering, you need to consider what your company is going to look like in ten years or five years or next year, if you stay on your present course.

Attendees will be shown statistics on growth and attrition trends in the delivered fuel industry.  You will see how these trends have affected energy marketers and will continue to affect them into the future.  Learn how some savvy marketers have gone against the trends to continue to grow and prosper.  If you are not in it for the long term then we will explore some mid-term and short-term strategies to maintain maximum profitability and enhance company value.  This is one of those business programs where you will walk away with a clearer vision for your business.

Warning:  Some of the information contained in this presentation will shock you, but you need to know it.

Seminar #4: Medical Marijuana in the Petroleum Industry 

Time: 11:30 am – 12:20 pm

This session will explore the impact of medical marijuana legalization on employment, including impacts to:

  • DOT drivers
  • Safety-sensitive positions in the petroleum industry
  • Hiring and retention
  • Random and reasonable suspicion drug
  • Reasonable accommodations
  • General workplace safety

Lunch & Annual AccuWeather Presentation

Time: 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm

Seminar #5: How Carbon Tax & Greenhouse Gas Reduction Policies will Impact your Business

Time: 1:30 pm – 2:20 pm

On January 8, 2019 Governor Wolf signed a new executive order setting a statewide goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 26 percent by 2025 and 80 percent by 2050 from 2005 levels. This initiative will directly target fossil fuels by potentially introducing policies geared toward capping and reducing carbon emissions from the power sector. Carbon emissions would be taxed with the intention of using the funds towards investing in green technology and infrastructure.

This seminar will further explain these potential programs and address how our industry and adapt to the challenges they create.

Annual Membership Meeting

Time: 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm