PIIRA requires qualifying petroleum industry companies to submit weekly, monthly, and annual data to the California Energy Commission. Analysis of data collected under PIIRA is an important part of the Energy Commission's responsibility to create a thorough understanding of the operations of the petroleum industry in California. 

PIIRA, which the Legislature enacted in 1980, enables a complete response to possible shortages or other disruptions. The information also helps develop and administer energy policies in the interest of the state's economy and the public's well-being.

Businesses that ship, receive, store, process and sell crude oil and petroleum products in California file PIIRA reports.  The types of companies required to file are in the chart below. 

To determine which category(s) your company fits into, and which forms you are required to submit, contact the Energy Commission staff at piira@energy.ca.gov.

Who Files PIIRA Reports?

Type of Company

Volume threshold in any month of the current year or in any month of the previous calendar year

Petroleum Exporters

Exports at least 20,000 barrels of any petroleum product (including crude oil).

Petroleum Importers

Imports more than 20,000 barrels of any petroleum product (including crude oil) or imports more than 5,000 gallons of a non-California fuel delivered to a retail or storage site in California by tanker trucks.

Major Crude Oil Producers

Produces at least 20,000 barrels of crude oil.

Major Crude Oil Transporters

Transports at least 20,000 barrels of crude oil.

Major Petroleum Products Marketers

Sells 20,000 barrels or more of petroleum products, excluding sales to service stations or truck stops.

Major Petroleum Products Storers

Stores more than 50,000 barrels of any petroleum product (including crude oil).

Major Petroleum Products Transporters

Transports more than 20,000 barrels.

Marine Fuels Distributor

Distributes at least 20,000 barrels.

Non-California Fuel Transporters

Transports 5,000 gallons or more of petroleum fuels that do not meet California Air Resources Board’s regulations to retail locations in California.

Refiners

All, no volume limit.

Retail Fuel Outlet

All, no volume limit.

  • Weekly reports are due no later than the fifth day following the close of the report period.
  • Monthly reports are due no later than the thirtieth day following the close of the report period.
  • Annual reports are due no later than February 15 of each year.

Submit Form CEC-A15 

Submit non-CEC-A15 PIIRA reports

For questions, contact
Ryan Eggers
916-651-2920
Transportation Fuels Data Unit

News media should contact the Media and Public Communications Office at 916-654-4989.

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