Europe's Independent Fuel Suppliers

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Lobbying Costs

300,000€ - 399,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Europe's Independent Fuel Suppliers   (UPEI)

    EU Transparency Register

    42843016904-50 First registered on 07 Oct 2011

    Goals / Remit

    The function of UPEI within Europe is:

    to ensure equitable trading conditions for our members
    to promote a competitive market
    to encourage efficiency of fuel supply, retailing and consumption
    to represent the views of our members to European policy-makers
    to secure equal and equitable treatment for our members in the formulation of laws and regulations (taxes, security stock regulations, quality standards, biofuel mandates etc.)
    to increase the diversity of supply by region and supplier

    Main EU files targeted

    - Energy Union.
    - European Green Deal.
    - Energy Efficiency and Energy Efficiency in Buildings Directives.
    - Fuels Quality Directive.
    - Energy Taxation Directive.
    - Renewable Energy Directive.
    - Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation.
    - Emission Trading System.
    - CBAM.
    - Fuel EU Maritime.
    - ReFuel EU Aviation.
    - RePowerEU.
    - EU Future Mobility Strategy, mobility, transport, and automotive ecosystem.
    - CO2 Emission Standards for LDVs / HDVs.
    - Compulsory Oil Stocks and security of supply.
    - Sustainable transport, urban mobility.
    - Service Payments Directive and fuel cards.
    - Net Zero Industry Act.
    - Hydrogen.
    - Electricity and Gas Markets.
    - Energy Savings.
    - Biofuels (RFNBOs).
    - CCU & CCS.


    Head Office
    Avenue de la Renaissance, 1
    Brussels 1000
    EU Office
    Avenue de la Renaissance, 1
    Brussels 1000


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 28 May 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Ivan Indracek 05 Nov 2021 05 Nov 2022
    Ms Cecile NOURIGAT 07 Sep 2021 08 Sep 2022
    Mr Ivan Indracek 21 Jul 2020 21 Jul 2021
    Ms Cecile NOURIGAT 22 Jan 2020 01 Feb 2021
    Mr Ivan Indracek 09 Mar 2019 01 Apr 2020
    Ms Cecile NOURIGAT 29 Jan 2019 22 Jan 2020
    Mr Brian WORRALL 26 Oct 2018 26 Oct 2019
    Ms Yvonne Stausboll 03 Aug 2018 10 Jan 2019
    Ms Andra Maria Vasiu 03 Aug 2018 09 Mar 2019
    Mr Ivan Indracek 23 Feb 2018 23 Feb 2019
    Ms Andra Maria Vasiu 06 Sep 2017 03 Aug 2018
    Ms Yvonne Stausboll 31 Aug 2017 03 Aug 2018
    Mr Thierry De Meulder 23 Feb 2017 15 Feb 2018
    Mr Ivan Indracek 21 Feb 2017 17 Feb 2018
    Ms Yvonne Stausboll 06 Sep 2016 31 Aug 2017
    Ms Andra Maria Vasiu 07 Sep 2016 06 Sep 2017
    Ms Ieva Staniulyte 24 May 2016 20 Jul 2016
    Ms Ieva Staniulyte 20 Nov 2015 18 May 2016
    Ms Yvonne Stausboll 06 Aug 2015 22 Jul 2016
    Ms Yvonne Stausboll 31 Jul 2014 29 Jul 2015
    Mr Thierry De Meulder 23 Jan 2015 20 Jan 2016
    Mr Bernd SCHNITTLER 01 Aug 2014 30 Jul 2015
    Mrs Yvonne Stausboll 31 Jul 2014 27 Jan 2015
    Ms Alessandra De Zottis 04 Jul 2014 02 Jul 2015
    Mr Bernd SCHNITTLER 19 Sep 2013 01 Aug 2014
    Mrs Yvonne Stausboll 19 Sep 2013 31 Jul 2014
    Mr Bernd SCHNITTLER 17 Jan 2012 01 Dec 2012

    Complementary Information

    UPEI employs only two persons in its Secretariat. The other person with accreditation is a member of our presiding Board who require less frequent access, and who overall spends much less than 10% of his working time on the activities covered by the Register for UPEI.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Trade and business associations

  • Networking


    - Informal Coalition on Sustainable & Renewable Fuels.
    - Mobility for Prosperity in Europe (MPE).
    - Informal Coalition NZIA.

    Member organisations

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    300,000€ - 399,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    300,000€ - 399,999€

    Other financial info

    In 2022, the total expenses of UPEI were € 265,522.71 €.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Excise Contact Group #E02806# #Member #C#Finance, Civil society, Employees/workers#Commission expert group on climate change policy #E03590# #Member #C#Industry, SMEs#Expert Group on alternative transport fuels ('the Sustainable Transport Forum')#E03321# #Member #C#Industry#Trade Contact Group#E02134# #Member #C#Industry

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    UPEI Annual report 2022.
    UPEI Reviewed 2050 Vision.
    UPEI Position papers and statements available on

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    8 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 15 Apr 2021 Location Brussels - video conference
      Subject Speech at their event about the Fit for 55 Package
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      • Aleksandra Tomczak (Cabinet member)
    • Date 23 Mar 2021 Location Conference call
      Subject Renewable fuels to climate neutrality and economic growth
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Adina Vălean
      Portfolio Transport
      • Filip Alexandru Negreanu Arboreanu (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 13 Jan 2021 Location Video conference
      Subject Reflecting on the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy: how to fuel the transition?
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Adina Vălean
      Portfolio Transport
      • Filip Alexandru Negreanu Arboreanu (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Sep 2020 Location Video-conference
      Subject Sustainable mobility and transport policy review
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Adina Vălean
      Portfolio Transport
      • Filip Alexandru Negreanu Arboreanu (Cabinet member)
    • Date 27 Jul 2020 Location Video Conferencing
      Subject European Green Deal; Renewables;Fuel Quality.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Kadri Simson
      Portfolio Energy
      • Laure Chapuis-Kombos (Cabinet member)
    • Date 06 Mar 2018 Location Bruxelles
      Subject to discuss the energy transition and clean mobility package and how the independent fuel supply sector can contribute and, in particular, aspects relating to infrastructure investments
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Violeta Bulc
      Portfolio Transport
      • Alessandro Carano (Cabinet member)
    • Date 10 Dec 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Heating and cooling strategy and the future of the FQD
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Miguel Arias Cañete
      Portfolio Climate Action &amp; Energy
      • Yvon Slingenberg (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Jul 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject New developments in the context of the Energy Union Strategy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Miguel Arias Cañete
      Portfolio Climate Action &amp; Energy
      • Gonzalo De Mendoza Asensi (Cabinet member)
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