About Us

Welcome to ESEANY.ORG, your one-stop source for the latest consumer information and industry news concerning heating fuels in New York State. Here, consumers can learn about the many benefits of today’s Oilheat and Bioheat® fuels, find a premier full-service fuel dealer, and get quick and easy conservation tips that help reduce energy usage! And if you're an energy marketer or industry supplier who is not yet a member of ESEA, this is the place to learn about who we are, what we do and how it can all benefit you when you become a member. We hope you join us soon!

Who We Are

Founded in 1941 as the Empire State Petroleum Association (ESPA), the Empire State Energy Association (ESEA) is a trade association representing 200 energy marketers throughout the state of New York. ESEA's members are an important part of New York's economy and they support the state's network of businesses through the storage and distribution of gasoline, diesel, aviation, heating and industrial fuels, generating over $4.5 billion annually in New York State.

The energy industry is vital to New York's economy. There are more than 32,000 people employed throughout the industry in both wholesale and retail positions. In addition, there are thousands more in related operations that support the industry. Petroleum marketers provide heating oil service to more than 2.6 million households - approximately 50 percent of the state's population - as well as supplying gas and diesel fuel for the 8.4 million registered automobiles and 1.3 million trucks and buses in New York.

Through the years, we've evolved to continually meet the needs of those we represent and serve. And that evolution is still taking place. Our members are faced with many challenges and new choices and opportunities. We pledge to hold true to our steadfast commitment to providing key, timely information about developments affecting their marketplace, and to work effectively with the government to give our members a unified voice in shaping policies that affect their businesses and industry at large.

Energy Marketers Working Together for a Better Future

Empire State Energy Association unites marketers of heating and motor fuels in pursuit of greater opportunities and a more prosperous environment for independent energy marketers in New York State. Membership in ESEA is a ticket to helpful benefits and the opportunity to influence legislation and regulations that affect your business.

When you join ESEA, you help our industry assert itself in the state and federal policy arenas. ESEA's leadership and staff maintain a vigilant watch over government initiatives to ensure that your interests are protected and your voice is heard. We are proactive on your behalf, introducing legislation to help marketers better compete and maintain profitability and the viability of their marketplace as a whole, including compliance, taxation, transportation and other important issues.

ESEA enjoys close ties to great industry associations. ESEA is a member of the Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA), a national federation representing marketers in 47 states, so your membership expands your network capabilities and your ability to shape industry events. ESEA includes the Upstate New York Energy Association (UNYEA) and the Hudson Valley Oil & Energy Council (HVOEC).

Our Mission

  1. To promote the interest of the jobber, distributor, reseller, retailer, consignee and commission agent in motor fuels (other than service dealers), heating oils, petroleum products, solid fuels and other related products and services in the State of New York;
    1. to foster trade and commerce;
    2. to discuss common problems;
    3. to promote a more encouraging and friendly intercourse;
    4. to secure and disseminate to its members any and all legal and proper information which may be of interest or value to any member thereof; Sub-sections (a), (b), (c) and (d) above are in the interest of those engaged in the activities as enumerated.
  2. Generally, to do all things intended to elevate the standards, dignity and repute of the industry so as to better serve the public.

Our Executive Officers

Joe Alonzo – Wever Petroleum – Chairman
Eli Van Etten – Van Etten Oil – President
Kris DeLair – Executive Vice President
Marcia Booth – Main Care Energy – Immediate Past Chairperson