Industry News

End of Year Legislative Recap

Dear PPA Members, In 2016, the Pennsylvania state government faced a serious budget deficit. Right up to the July passage of the budget, legislators were considering a wide range of tax options. In previous years with large budget deficits a sales tax on residential heating oil surfaced which the PPA was successfully able to derail. […]


2017 PPA Staff Changes

The Pennsylvania Petroleum Association would like congratulate Bob Willis on his recent retirement. He has served the Association for over 20 years in multiple capacities. In his most recent role as Technical Director, Bob assisted members in various state regulatory inquiries. Bob also had a prominent role in organizing association conferences and trade shows. On […]


2016 Education & Training Recap

The PPA hosted 50 training and educational programs throughout the state of Pennsylvania in 2016. Over 155 organizations participated in these various courses. This resulted in 550 individuals receiving NORA accreditation as well as an additional 100+ individuals participating in non NORA certified training programs. We would like to thank all of the participants and […]


State Tax On Gasoline, Diesel Fuel Going Up January 1

The Department of Revenue published notice of mandated increases in the state tax on gasoline and diesel fuel under the Oil Company Franchise Tax in the December 10 PA Bulletin. The changes will be: Gasoline from 50.3 cents per gallon to 58.2 cents per gallon Diesel Fuel from 64 cents per gallon to 74.7 cents […]


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, […]