The Irish Petroleum Industry Association (IPIA) is the representative body of those companies in Ireland engaged in the importation, distribution and marketing of petroleum products. Its membership represents about 95% of the oil industry in the Republic of Ireland.
The IPIA promotes the interests and represents the views of the oil industry-particularly with regard to environmental, health and safety issues. The IPIA is recognised by Government as the representative body for the industry. The IPIA promotes the understanding by the public of the oil industry’s contribution to economic, technological and social progress. The functions of the IPIA do not extend to any matters relating to the terms and conditions of sale of product.
IPIA members are delivering energy saving measures through their Enprova Better Energy Programme agreed with the Department of Communication, Energy and Natural Resources. This has the purpose of increasing the pace, scale and depth of sustainable energy investment by upgrading existing domestic, commercial and industrial buildings and facilities.
For the foreseeable future, about 60% of Ireland’s energy requirement will come from oil – most of this being being through an infrastructure of independent Irish companies.
The IPIA works alongside other European petroleum interests through FuelsEurope. This included a campaign some years ago across 29 countries encouraging consumer to Save More Than Fuel by making small adjustments to their driving behaviour.