For nearly a century, the South Carolina Petroleum Marketers Association (SCPMA) has been dedicated to working on behalf of petroleum marketers and their consumers to educate and lead our state forward. We advocate for our members in South Carolina and Washington, D.C., as well as the media, informing legislators and the public with the facts about South Carolina’s petroleum industry.
The South Carolina Petroleum Marketers Association evolved from the South Carolina Oil Jobbers Association, which was founded in 1919, when industry veterans saw a need to have representation for the independent oil entrepreneur. In 1986, we changed our name to the South Carolina Petroleum Marketers Association. Today, our members consist of marketer members (jobbers and convenience store owners), supplier members (companies that provide products/services to marketers), and major oil supplier members (gasoline and fuel oil refiners and importers, pipeline companies and independent terminal companies).
SCPMA serves its members through lobbying, regulatory notices and member publications. The organization serves as the united voice for the petroleum marketing industry.
We also serve as the qualified state association for the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA), a congressionally authorized program aimed at promoting oilheat, renewable home heating fuels and energy efficiency educating consumers and the industry, and developing meaningful research and development projects for fuels and heating equipment.
Like many industries, the petroleum marketing industry has undergone many changes over the years. But one thing about SCPMA remains constant—a commitment to being a strong advocate for the petroleum industry—and its many consumers in South Carolina.