• 05.01.2024
    UPEI Press Release: UPEI Gears up for advancing towards the energy transition
  • 28.09.2023
    Stakeholders' launch of a Working Group on Monitoring Methodologies for CO2 neutral fuels
  • 01.12.2022
    Presentation at Excise Contact Group
  • 07.11.2022
    CO2 Emissions Standards for cars and vans

    Following the agreement between the European Parliament and the EU Council on the CO2 Emissions Standards for cars and vans, EU Commissioner for Industry Thierry Breton warned of the “gigantic disruption” that the expected ban on combustion engines will bring to one of the EU’s core industries. 

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  • 23.06.2022
    UPEI Press Release: UPEI decisions following its General Meeting (7,8/04/2022)
  • 23.06.2022
    UPEI Press Release: UPEI new President ad interim
  • 24.03.2021
    Fuels Mobility event | 6 - 8 October 2021 | Bologna (Italy)
  • 29.01.2021
    UPEI welcomes new Business Partner: ryd (Germany)

    UPEI is pleased to announce the new partnership with ryd.

    ryd is a product of ThinxNet GmbH, a fast growing IoT / FinTech start-up from Munich. Founded in 2014, ThinxNet puts the digital future on the road. ryd is a connected car platform focusing on ryd pay and ryd box. ryd pay is the largest cross-brand solution for mobile payments directly at the gas pump. The ryd box, an OBD2 connector, turns every car into a SmartCar. With ryd pay, payment is made directly via app at the fuel pump or in the car. Therefore, going into the petrol station shop becomes unnecessary. Fast, convenient and secure thanks to security and encryption mechanisms according to banking standards. In addition to the ryd app as a direct channel, ryd enable third parties such as navigation apps, in-car payment from car manufacturers or apps to use the pay@pump features via an API or SDK implementation. 

    Currently ryd is available in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and will soon be expanding into Benelux, Spain and Portugal.
    By 2024, ryd pay will be available throughout the EU.

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  • 02.11.2020
    UPEI joined the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance
  • 22.10.2020
    ACI’s European E-Fuels Conference


    The European E-Fuels Conference scheduled to take place in Hamburg, Germany on the 4th & 5th of November 2020 has been postponed.

    ACI’s European E-Fuels Conference will be taking place in Hamburg, Germany on the 3rd & 4th of November 2021.


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  • 12.03.2020
    UPEI welcomes new member: STIGLECHNER (Austria)
  • 08.01.2020
    UPEI welcomes new member: PRIO (Portugal)
  • 13.12.2019
    European Green Deal: don’t overlook liquids!
  • 27.11.2019
    CEF Transport Blending Facility – call for funding
  • 30.10.2019
    What's in the future for retail stations?
  • 27.09.2019
    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.

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  • 04.09.2019
    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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  • 05.07.2019
    UPEI welcomes new member: OnTurtle (Spain)
  • 07.06.2019
    UPEI welcomes new member: Benzin.bg (Bulgaria)

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

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  • 22.05.2019
    Clean energy for all: Council adopts remaining files

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

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  • 17.05.2019
    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. 

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  • 30.04.2019
    UPEI Appoints PetrolWorld as International Media Partner
  • 22.11.2018
    Prognos Presentation: Status and Perspectives of Liquid Energy Sources in the Energy Transition
  • 24.09.2018
    Decarbonisation through new liquid energy sources (PtL). EN version of new study now available
  • 12.07.2018
    Appointment of Acting President of UPEI
  • 05.07.2018
    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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  • 05.07.2018
    “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
  • 05.06.2018
    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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  • 24.04.2018
    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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  • 20.04.2018
    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.

  • 03.04.2017
    Conference Conclusions "Towards a Cleaner Society - A Boilerplate for the Transition?"
  • 12.01.2017
    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.

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  • 20.07.2016
    UPEI Press Release: A European strategy for low-emission mobility
  • 13.07.2016
    UPEI Press Release: MEPs' move to empower consumers welcomed by Europe's independent fuel suppliers
  • 12.07.2016
    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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  • 10.03.2016
    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). 

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  • 04.06.2015
    UPEI appointed member of Sustainable Transport Forum
  • 07.12.2015
    UPEI member BPU-UPB (Belgium) joins forces with BRAFCO