• 27 September 2019
    How to prepare for Brexit - Customs guide for businesses

    The European Commission’s Directorate General for Taxation and Customs (DG TAXUD) launched a communication campaign to nudge businesses to prepare for a possible “no-deal” Brexit scenario.

  • 04 September 2019
    ACI’s European E-Fuels Conference

    UPEI supports the ACI’s European E-Fuels Conference in Munich (Germany) on 6 & 7 November 2019.

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  • 05 July 2019
    UPEI welcomes new member: OnTurtle (Spain)

    UPEI is pleased to announce the new membership of OnTurtle, headquartered in Barcelona, Spain. 

    OnTurtle offers a global Service to national and international transport professionals and companies. The commercialisation of fuel cards, a network of more than 1.500 service stations across Europe and the supply of all-round motorway services are Onturtle's way of accompanying its customers. In addition, OnTurtle is opening LNG and CNG gas stations rapidly growing in number in Spain, France and Belgium to support the increasing demand in the heavy-duty mobility sector for natural gas, as well as building up a secure parking network in all of Europe payable via Diesel fuel cards.

    With this new membership, UPEI reinforces its footprint in Spain and further develop the network of the independent fuel suppliers at European level.

    For further details please visit onturtle.eu

  • 07 June 2019
    UPEI welcomes new member: Benzin.bg (Bulgaria)

    UPEI is pleased to announce the associate membership of Benzin.bg, headquartered in Sofia, Bulgaria. 

  • 22 May 2019
    Clean energy for all: Council adopts remaining files

    The Council today adopted the four remaining files of the "Clean energy for all Europeans" package.

  • 17 May 2019
    Amazon click&collect counter service now available at service stations

    Amazon is launching a network of collection points in Italy and in the UK, as part of the Amazon Hub range of services. 

  • 30 April 2019
    UPEI Appoints PetrolWorld as International Media Partner
  • 10 January 2019
    UPEI vacancy - Communications and Office Manager

    UPEI is looking for a Communications and Office Manager for its Brussels office.

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  • 22 November 2018
    Prognos Presentation: Status and Perspectives of Liquid Energy Sources in the Energy Transition
  • 24 September 2018
    Decarbonisation through new liquid energy sources (PtL). EN version of new study now available

    The German national associations of the refining and fuel supply/distribution sectors for transport and heating have released an abbreviated version of a study undertaken by Prognos AG on liquid energy sources in the energy transition. The study is based on the German market and analyses the importance of maintaining liquid energy given its unique benefits, as well as the potential for GHG neutral liquid energy to be produced from new sources, notably Power-to-Liquid technology. As well as addressing the need for such energy, it identifies the enabling framework that is required to facilitate the necessary investments and research. The full English version is available is here

  • 01 July 2018
    UPEI Vacancy
  • 12 July 2018
    Appointment of Acting President of UPEI

    Following the resignation of Thomas Johannsen as President, Thierry De Meulder has been appointed as Acting President until new elections to be held in October. 

  • 05 July 2018
    New Study Published: “Status and Perspectives of Liquid Energy Sources in the Energy Transition”

    Study by Prognos AG highlights the long term benefits of liquid energy sources and their potential to achieve GHG-neutrality

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  • 05 July 2018
    “Status and Perspectives of Liquid Energy Sources in the Energy Transition” – Study by Prognos AG highlights the long term benefits of liquid energy sources and their potential to achieve GHG-neutrality
  • 05 June 2018
    UPEI Statement: The Review of the Energy Taxation Directive

    UPEI recognises the need for an Energy Taxation Directive (ETD) and welcomes the European Commission’s review of the Directive and intention to update it. This is needed to ensure that the ETD remains relevant by taking account of technological developments in the energy sector, resulting in the emergence of new products which currently do not fall within the scope of the directive.

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  • 24 April 2018
    UPEI publishes its Annual Report 2017

    It is with great pleasure that we present the UPEI Annual Report for 2017.
    The report bears witness to the keen pace of change that the energy sector is undergoing in Europe. This also translated into an intense year of activity for UPEI both in terms of advocacy as well as the successful launch of a new venture: the UPEI Business Partnership.

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  • 20 April 2018
    UPEI Conference "Transport in Transition"

    The UPEI conference “Transport in Transition” successfully took place on 19 April 2018 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. It brought together Heather Hamje of Concawe who presented the updated JEC Well to Wheel analysis and Dr Paul Greening of ACEA who outlined the Automotive Sector’s 2050 Scenario. In addition, Peter Buyckx of Blue Corner, Belgium and Miha Valentinčič of Petrol dd, Slovenia portrayed from the fuel suppliers’ perspective the opportunities of breaking into e-mobility as well as the vision of the retail station of 2050. The conference was opened by State Secretary Potisek who outlined the Government of Slovenia’s plans for decarbonisation of transport. He stressed that the transition should be “bearable for the economy and bearable for citizens” -  a key message which was present throughout the presentations as well as the panel discussion that followed.

  • 03 April 2017
    Conference Conclusions "Towards a Cleaner Society - A Boilerplate for the Transition?"
  • 12 January 2017
    UPEI welcomes new member: VIRSI-A (Latvia)

    We are pleased to welcome and confirm the membership of  the company VIRSI-A (Latvia) from 1 January 2017.

  • 20 July 2016
    UPEI Press Release: A European strategy for low-emission mobility
  • 13 July 2016
    UPEI Press Release: MEPs' move to empower consumers welcomed by Europe's independent fuel suppliers
  • 12 July 2016
    UPEI Position Paper: Renewable Energy Directive II - post 2020

    UPEI, the voice of Europe’s independent fuel suppliers, calls for the RED II to provide a clear framework for the further promotion of renewable energy. It should adopt an inclusive approach, allowing all market players to contribute, including independent fuel suppliers, predominantly SMEs. This requires policies which facilitate solutions that are sustainable, technology neutral, empower the consumer, build on existing infrastructure and are not heavily dependent on subsidies. 

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  • 10 March 2016
    UPEI Conference: Post Paris: The Future of Automotive Fuels

    On 10 March 2016 UPEI held an international conference „Post Paris: Future of Automotive Fuels“ in Prague, in cooperation with its Czech members (W.A.G. Payments Solutions and SČS – Union of Czech Petroleum Independents) and ČAPPO (Czech Association of Petroleum Industry and Trade). 

  • 04 June 2015
    UPEI appointed member of Sustainable Transport Forum

    UPEI, the voice of Europe’s independent fuel suppliers, has been successful in its application for membership of the European Commission’s Sustainable Transport Forum (STF).  This forum was created by  European Commission Decision of 23 April 2015 as an expert group on alternative fuels.  The task of the STF is to assist the Commission in implementing the EU’s activities and programmes aimed at fostering the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure.  UPEI is committed to playing an active and constructive role in the STF.

    UPEI represents  independent fuel suppliers who have a proven track record in the deployment of alternative fuels.  Independent fuel suppliers were the first to bring biofuels onto the European market. 

    UPEI welcomes the possibility to contribute its technical expertise to the STF  and to coordinate with member states and public and private stakeholders on the deployment of alternative fuels.

    UPEI is represented on the STF by Johan Deleu, UPEI Expert on Sustainable Transport.

  • 07 December 2015
    UPEI member BPU-UPB (Belgium) joins forces with BRAFCO

    The Belgian Petroleum Union (BPU-UPB) has joined forces with BRAFCO, constituting a single professional federation to represent independent operators in the Belgian fuels sector.  As member of UPEI, the new BRAFCO will represent independent Belgian importers, wholesalers, retailers and distributors of fuels and their alternatives.  Members of BRAFCO are independent companies, family business SMEs as well as large enterprises.

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