DFA in Europe

The DFA is a prominent member of UPEI (the voice of European independent fuel suppliers) and its CEO is a member of the UPEI Board.

UPEI represents European importers and wholesale/retail distributors of refined petroleum products and their alternatives, supplying Europe’s customers independently of the major fuel producers. It represents some 1,800 fuel importers who together cater for more than one third of the total demand for fuel in Europe.

The Association was founded in 1962 to introduce competition into the petroleum market and is based in Brussels. It comprises national associations such as the DFA and fuel supply companies.



Current representations by UPEI to European Commission (click here for link to UPEI website)
A European strategy for low-emission mobility; UPEI’s submission to the EC requests that fuels should be considered sustainable after careful analysis of their sustainability using the full lifecycle method. In the transition to new fuels the participation of SME supply companies must be allowed.

SEE detailed response (click here)


Graphical expression for consumer information on fuel / vehicle compatibility (EN16942): UPEI has welcomed the new standard which provides consumers with information on the compatibility of their vehicles with the growing number of fuels on the market.
SEE detailed response (click here)


Other UPEI Information

Click for UPEI Annual Report 2016

Click for UPEI Biofuels Matrix 2016 (showing different EU Member States’ laws on biofuel in transport fuels)