New Software to Make Reporting Fuel Data to the State Easier
The California Energy Commission is introducing a new, paperless way for the state’s retail fuel outlets to report their annual retail fuel outlet data that should make the process more efficient and less time consuming.
Beginning January 1, retail fuel outlet owners will be asked to fill out their data reports through the Energy Commission’s website, but can continue to submit them on paper and send them by fax, email, mail or mail. The Petroleum Industry Information Reporting Act requires all retail transportation fueling stations in the state to file a Retail Fuel Outlet Annual Report (CEC-A15) to the Energy Commission. The Energy Commission uses the data to analyze fuel supply changes and sales distribution in California.
The new web-based reporting system provides instant feedback to retailers, ensuring they are entering the data points correctly, automatically fills address information and eliminates the need for follow-up phone calls that can be time consuming.
Energy Commission staff demonstrated how the new website survey works in a November workshop. A video recording of the workshop is available on the website.