The Union of European Petroleum Independents (UPEI) welcomes the Energy Union Strategy and its aim of delivering secure, affordable and sustainable energy to Europe’s consumers. UPEI calls for competitiveness to be at the heart of the approach to achieving this goal. We support actions designed to fully integrate the European energy market and to promote energy efficiency as a key dimension of future policies. On the transition to a low carbon economy, UPEI calls for an enhanced policy dialogue which recognizes the contribution of current and future energy sources, in order to guarantee a smooth and viable transition for Europe’s households and businesses.