Petroleum Marketing Committee Report
298 PETROLEUM MARKETING 2009 Annual Report1 This is a report of important reported decisions under the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act (PMPA) rendered in 2009, and of federal and state legislative developments.2 The declining trend in the number of litigated PMPA cases continued in 2009. While numerous legislative proposals were considered, very few were enacted. I. PETROLEUM MARKETING LITIGATION A. Removal Jurisdiction; Preemption; The Artful Pleading Doctrine Several courts this year have...