PPA Seeking Nominations For 4 New Members Of Board Of Directors

The Pennsylvania Petroleum Association is seeking four (4) new Directors to serve on the Board of Directors. The three year Director term begins on January 1, 2023. Click here to view the current members. If you are interested in nominating someone (including yourself), please notify the PPA prior to September 1. The election of new…

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Congressional Legislative Update: Climate & Energy Bill Passes Senate, House Up Next

It is an eventful week in Washington as U.S. Senate Democrats Sunday passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) – a climate, health, and tax-focused reconciliation package developed behind closed doors between Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).             The legislation would make the largest federal investment– $375 billion– in climate…

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Call To Action: It’s Time For Congress To Pass Credit Card Swipe Fee Reform!

U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Roger Marshall (R-KS) recently introduced the bipartisan “The Credit Card Competition Act,” (S.4674) which would ensure retailer choice in payment routing by requiring at least two unaffiliated processors on credit cards, the same process that is used for debit card transactions. Swipe fees remain the second…

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FHWA Set To Open First Round Of EV Infrastructure Installation Funding For All 50 States

U.S. Departments of Transportation and Energy last week announced the receipt of electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure deployment plans from all 50 states. The plans are required in order for states to obtain federal funding under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program. The NEVI program was recently infused with $5 billion in funding under…

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EMA Submits Comments On FDA Proposed Menthol Ban

Last week, EMA submitted comments in opposition to the FDA’s proposed ruling to ban menthol in cigarettes and characterizing flavors of all kinds in cigars. Not only are these rules not necessary, but by the FDA’s own admission, these rules would inflict substantial economic damage on American small businesses. The proposed rule is likely to…

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Strategic Petroleum Reserve At Lowest Level Since 1985

Last week, the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) dropped to 469.9 million barrels of crude–  the lowest level since May 1985. This occurred the same week that the Biden Administration announced that it is releasing the next Notice of Sale to supply additional barrels of crude oil from the SPR onto the global market, building…

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PA Capitol Report: Top 10 Stories On Harrisburg/PA Politics Last Week

Because In Politics Everything Is Connected To Everything Else– — Governor’s Race — Erie Times: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Calls Shapiro The ‘Extreme’ Candidate — Politico: Republican PA Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Threatens To Renege On Testifying Before U.S. House Panel Investigating The Assault On U.S. Capitol — Inquirer: Republican PA Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Concerned About…

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PPA Fall Energy Conference Schedule Now Available

The Conference schedule is now available for the PPA Fall Energy Conference & Annual Meeting October 11-13 in Hershey. Click Here to view the entire list of educational seminars, meetings and social events. The PPA is excited to bring together industry leaders for our premier membership event in Hershey this fall.  Join us in October…

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Call To Action Alert: U.S. Senate Bill Bad Deal For Small Business Energy Marketers

On July 27, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced a breakthrough agreement on a reconciliation package containing provisions on energy and climate, health, and taxes. Now called the “Inflation Reduction Act of 2022,” the package took Washington by storm, as lawmakers and outside groups believed talks to be…

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PennDOT, DEP Submit State Plan For EV Infrastructure Development

PennDOT has submitted the Pennsylvania State Plan for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment to the federal government. This plan provides a general outline of how the state intends to distribute the $171.5 million provided to the Commonwealth for the buildout of electric vehicle charging stations. The money will be appropriated from the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.…

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