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Your Partner in Fueling  Success

For the past 70+ years, the California Fuels & Convenience Alliance (CFCA), originally founded in 1952 as the California Independent Oil Marketers Association (CIOMA), has been serving the industry. CFCA is the statewide trade association that represents the needs of independent wholesale and retail marketers of gasoline, diesel, lubricating oils, and other petroleum products; transporters of these products; and retail convenience store operators. The vast majority of our members are small business owners, many of whom operate family-owned businesses passed down through generations.

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Who We Are

Founded in 1952 as the California Independent Oil Marketers Association (CIOMA), now the California Fuels & Convenience Alliance (CFCA), CFCA is the industry's statewide trade association representing the needs of independent wholesale and retail marketers of gasoline, diesel, lubricating oils and other petroleum products; transporters of those products; and retail convenience store operators. The vast majority of our members are small business owners, with many of them being family-owned businesses passed down from one generation to the next.

Our association provides the life-blood of our economy – transportation fuels and energy – to the motoring public and business economy. In simple terms, our members deliver transportation fuel and energy from their manufacturers to end customers, such as wholesale or retail participants, who then deliver the fuel to individual users (i.e. service stations) or to bulk purchasers (e.g. farmers, fleet fueling locations, government agencies, industrial complexes, etc.). Our members serve every region, city, county and locality in this state.

Mission Statement

To serve as the respected industry expert in fostering a community that drives excellence in education, networking, and member services. Being the leading voice on legislative, regulatory, and local issues while advancing the conversation on current and future fuel marketing, convenience-store, transportation, and allied sectors.

Antitrust Statement

All of CFCA's meetings and programs are designed to ensure conformity with this important policy. A written antitrust policy is available at all of CFCA's meetings, along with our meeting guidelines. As stewards of this policy all board members, members, and staff are urged to be familiar with the policy and help CFCA maintain its 100% compliance record.

1952

CIOMA is founded

1959

Pacific Oil Conference (POC) introduced 

1999

CIOMA Memorial Scholarship Fund (CMSF)

2002

50th Anniversary of CIOMA

2019

Pacific Oil Conference (POC) to Pacific Fuels + Convenience Summit (PFCS)

2020

California Independent Oil Marketers Association (CIOMA) to California Fuels and Convenience Alliance (CFCA)

Our History

In an effort to better align with our members and those we serve, we have changed our name from CIOMA (the California Independent Oil Marketers ASsociation) to CFCA, the California Fuels and Convenience Alliance. CFCA has come to not only represent the independent marketers of fuel, but all of California's gas stations, convenience stores, and service stations. Our members have been the pioneers in fueling and transportation technologies and we are proud to continue representing the small, family- and minority-owned businesses that keep California moving forward.

This year, CFCA is celebrating 65 years of our Pacific Fuels + Convenience Summit (PFCS). Originally created in 1959 under the name Pacific Oil Conference (POC), the conference had undergone a name change in celebration of its 60th anniversary back in 2019.

Attendee Registration is NOW OPEN!
** Early Bird Pricing Ends August 1st **

Don't miss out on California's LARGEST collaborative hub offering business-boosting benefits for the petroleum and convenience store industries.

Click here to access all things PFCS

The Fuel in Our Tank

At CFCA, our passion for the fuel industry goes beyond advocacy—it’s a mission. Our commitment to the industry drives us to provide our members with the resources, education, and support they need to thrive in a constantly evolving landscape. Through partnerships with key industry players and engagement in legislative advocacy, we work tirelessly to protect and promote the interests of our members.

Meet the dedicated team behind our mission. Our staff is passionate about making a difference and is here to support you every step of the way.

Together, we are fueling progress and shaping the future of the fuel industry.

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