The Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA) is a federation of 47 state and regional trade associations representing petroleum marketers throughout the United States. Petroleum marketers represent a vital link in the petroleum distribution chain. Operating exclusively below the terminal rack, PMAA members supply 80 percent of all finished petroleum products sold nationwide including gasoline, diesel fuel, biofuels, heating fuel, jet fuel, kerosene, racing fuel and lubricating oils. Moreover, petroleum marketers represented by PMAA own and operate approximately 60,000 retail gasoline stations nationwide and supply heating fuel to more than 5 million homes and businesses.
The origins of PMAA date back to 1909 when the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of the United States was formed. That group died out but in 1940 another national organization, the President’s Council of Petroleum Marketers Association, was formed. In 1948, that group became the National Oil Jobbers Council. In 1984, NOJC changed its name to PMAA.