PMAA member associations represent wholesalers and retailers of gasoline, diesel, heating oil, lubricants and renewable fuels. Additionally, these companies supply motor fuels to 40,000 independently owned retail outlets and heating oil to seven million homes and businesses. They sell their product under either their own private brand or the trademark of their supplier.

The majority of PMAA marketers are small businesses serving homes, farms, business and industry. When Small Business Administration guidelines are applied to the PMAA membership, the majority of marketers fall within SBA jurisdiction.

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.