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IPIA statement on Covid-19

Irish Petroleum Industry Association Statement Monday 16th March 2020 The Irish Petroleum Industry Association (IPIA) has today, Monday, moved to reassure consumers that there will be no interruption in the supply of petrol, diesel and home-heating oil, to consumers or emergency vehicles, throughout the Covid-19 delay period and beyond.  IPIA members, who provide 50% of the energy consumed in Ireland, have already put in place health and safety procedures in their service station shops to ensure the safety of their 13,000 workers and their valued customers. Similarly, home-heating oil providers are changing how they engage with consumers, but there will be no interruption in supply.  Speaking on behalf of the IPIA, CEO Kevin McPartlan said; “The way we operate has to change to protect our staff and our customers but the products we supply will remain available throughout. We will continue providing essential services: heating Ireland’s homes, fueling businesses and keeping transport on the move.  We are asking everyone to follow the advice from the HSE and relevant authorities.” IPIA members are working with the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment and will continue to engage in plans for Covid-19 preparedness.