Motor Fuel & Convenience Store Conference Schedule

September 25th | PNC Park

September 25th

Breakfast Buffet & Event Registration

Time: 7:45 am – 8:45 am

Location: PNC Park, Jim Beam Left Field Lounge

Seminar #1: Regional Market Update 

Time: 8:45 am – 9:30 am

Description: Denton Cinquegrana (Chief Oil Analyst, Oil Price Information Service) will address the following topics that impact the Western PA petroleum markets.

  • 2019 – 2020 Forecast for the price of oil, retail gasoline, and diesel
  • How PES closure will impact the region – how supply will reconfigure
  • Impacts that the 2020 IMO will bring to the marketplace
  • Future outlook of EMV’s

Seminar #2: Laurel Pipeline: Bidirectional Logistics & Overview

Time: 9:35 am – 10:20 am

Description: The Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission recently approved the bidirectional service of the Laurel Pipeline between Pittsburgh and Altoona to begin on October 1, 2019. Dave Arnold (VP of Domestic Pipelines, Buckeye Energy) will present the following address the following items:

  • Buckeye and Laurel – brief background
  • Market Context – drivers of the project
  • The Project – History, Scope, Status
  • Outlook – Timing, Anticipated Impacts, Potential Future Trends
  • Q&A with audience

Seminar #3: New Equipment Testing and Inspection Requirements for UST Owner/Operators in PA:  What You Need to Know

Time: 10:25 am – 11:10 am

Description: PA DEP promulgated new UST regulations to be in line with the new 2015 federal UST regulations which require additional testing and inspections be performed on UST systems. In this seminar, you will learn about what you need to know to stay in compliance with the new rules.

Seminar #4: E15 Compatibility and Retrofit Costs – Panel Discussion 

Time: 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Description: Industry experts will explore the compatibility of E15 within UST components such as pipe dope and sealants. The panel will also address the associated process to retrofit UST systems and dispensers.


Time: 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Location: PNC Park, Jim Beam Left Field Lounge

Keynote Speaker: Steve Blass

Speaker Bio: The 2019 season marked Steve Blass’ 60th year of involvement with the Pirate and his 34th behind the microphone as a color commentator.  He has been associated with the club since signing his first professional contract on June 27, 1960.  The former right-handed pitcher spent 10 seasons (1964-1974) with the Pirates, compiling a record of 103-76 in 282 games.  He ranks seventh on the club’s all-time list in strikeouts (896) and 14th in wins.

Time: 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

Location: PNC Park, Jim Beam Left Field Lounge

Seminar #5: Transportation Climate Initiative 

Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm


The Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) is a regional collaboration of 12 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states (including Pennsylvania) that seeks to improve transportation, develop the clean energy economy and reduce carbon emissions from the transportation sector. Proposed TCI policy will cap transportation emissions and invest proceeds from the program into cleaner infrastructure that could help incentivize the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). This seminar will future explain this policy and address how it will align with the Commonwealth’s energy agenda.


Please note the program schedule for the 2019 Motor Fuel & Convenience Store Conference Schedule may be modified. Attendees will receive a finalized program in mid September.

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