We Fuel Michigan

Members of the MPA/MACS help to fuel job growth in Michigan

Like many industries, the petroleum marketing industry has undergone many changes over the years. But one thing about the Michigan Petroleum Association/Michigan Association of Convenience Stores  (MPA/MACS) remains constant—a commitment to being a strong advocate for the petroleum industry—and its many consumers in Michigan. We work on behalf of our members in Michigan and Washington, D.C., while also conducting extensive media outreach and informing legislators and the public on the facts about our state’s petroleum industry.

Our organization serves its members through lobbying, regulatory notices and member publications. We function as the united voice for the petroleum marketing industry.

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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.

MPA/MACS timeline

  • The Michigan Petroleum Association (MPA) has been serving the state’s independent petroleum marketers since 1934. MPA was incorporated by a group of petroleum distributors who believed that by promoting a cooperative spirit and encouraging group effort, marketers across the state could best achieve their common goals.
  • The Michigan Association of Convenience Stores (MACS) was established by MPA in 1986 to serve the interests of the state’s c-store industry on the legislative front and in other matters of concern to c-store operators.
  • In 1996, truck stop operators, service station operators and retail/wholesale providers of propane were invited to join MPA/MACS and benefit from the association’s informational services, seminars, group insurance plans and governmental relations expertise.
  • In 2013, MPA created the Michigan Oil Change Association to service the needs of oil change installers and retailers.

By the numbers



MPA/MACS counts more than 400 companies as members.



Our members employ more than 15,000 people statewide in all of Michigan’s 83 counties.

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Members of MPA/MACS operate more than 1,500 retail locations.

housing units in Michigan


Approximately 57,000 housing units in Michigan rely on safe oilheat.



About 147,000 Michiganders stay warm in winter thanks to oilheat.