California Independent Oil Marketers Association
Founded in 1952, the California Independent Oil Marketers Association (CIOMA) 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.
Over the years, our successful advocacy efforts have helped CIOMA members save millions of dollars by fighting unreasonable regulations, reducing the cost of penalties and fines, providing flexibility on compliance deadlines, and increasing revenues to important industry-related programs. We exist because we believe in doing the right thing. Every day we act with integrity, courage and tenacity to promote and defend the trade and traditions of independent oil marketers.
CIOMA has approximately 400 members, including nearly 90% of all the independent petroleum marketers, also known as jobbers, in the state. Jobbers buy fuel at a major oil company's terminal rack and distribute it to their customers. These customers are local governments, law enforcement, city and county fire departments, ambulances/emergency vehicles, school district bus fleets, construction firms, marinas, public and private transit companies, hospital emergency generators, trucking fleets, independent fuel retailers (small chains and mom-and-pop gas stations) and California agriculture, among others. The extent, versatility and immediacy of response provided by the independent jobbers has led the California Energy Commission to rely on our members to provide fuel in emergency situations, such as earthquakes, wildfires, floods and other catastrophes.
CIOMA represents and protects the interest of marketers and retailers at the State Capitol and other regulating agencies. We also provide our members with critical updates and alerts on issues that impact their business. If you have any interest in seeing petroleum products being available when needed, with competitive value, you should become a CIOMA member.