The Energy Marketers of America is a federation of 47 state and regional trade associations representing family-owned and operated small business energy marketers throughout the United States. Energy marketers represent a vital link in the motor and heating fuels distribution chain. EMA members supply 80 percent of all finished motor and heating fuel products sold nationwide including renewable hydrocarbon biofuels, gasoline, diesel fuel, biofuels, heating fuel, jet fuel, kerosene, racing fuel and lubricating oils. Moreover, energy marketers represented by EMA own and operate approximately 60,000 retail motor fuel stations nationwide and supply heating fuel to more than 5 million homes and businesses.
The origins of EMA 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 the Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA). In 2020, PMAA changed its name to the Energy Marketers of America (EMA) to reflect its growing portfolio of affordable, efficient, and environmentally friendly liquid fuels that are helping to reduce emissions while propelling Americans forward.