We Fuel Maine

We Fuel Maine

Members of MEMA fuel the economy

Since 1954, the Maine Energy Marketers Association (MEMA) has been dedicated to working on behalf of energy marketers and their consumers to educate and lead our state forward. We advocate for our members in Augusta and in the media, informing legislators and the public with the facts about Maine’s energy industry. MEMA is a nonprofit 501c(6) trade association.

Through education and outreach, our mission is to provide fair and truthful information to inform Maine homeowners about their home energy options. It’s a complex subject, and we strive to make the information we provide understandable and actionable.

Keeping the economy strong

As the job market grows, small, independent businesses like the members of MEMA Maine offer a strong foundation. These businesses are integral to our local economies—not to mention critical to the state’s economy as a whole. MEMA Maine supports and promotes policies that strengthen independent and family-owned heating oil businesses.

The oilheat industry in Maine keeps thousands of people employed. But the story doesn’t stop there. The hardworking people of Maine’s oilheat industry are employed by family-owned, independent businesses that are supporting and investing back into the communities where they live.

The competitive landscape that helps define the relationships between heating oil marketers works to the benefit of Maine consumers as it ensures the best prices available without compromising on service or product quality.

Reduced emissions

As ultra-low-sulfur Bioheat® fuel increases in use and popularity, we continue to see dramatic reductions in emissions. This is one more step along the path to a zero-carbon future, and at the same time, we see a dip in the need for service calls as equipment breakdowns are simply less frequent for systems that run on Bioheat fuel.

By the Numbers

MEMA represents more than 300 members as well as 175 associate members. This includes 125 heating oil, propane, biofuel and motor fuel providers, along with convenience store owners.

More than 125 heating oil providers deliver to customers throughout the state.

Members of MEMA own and operate 70% of Maine’s 1,300 convenience stores and distribute more than 90% of all the propane fuel sold in our state each year.

MEMA also has more than 175 associate members who provide goods and services to Maine’s petroleum dealers and their customers.

Collectively, MEMA members help more than 415,000 Maine households, keeping 1 million Mainers warm and cozy.

We encourage you to visit the rest of the pages of this website and learn about how you can save energy, save money and get the most out of your oilheated home.