The South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA) represents the collective interests of the South African petroleum industry.  The Association plays a strategic role in addressing a range of common issues relating to the refining, distribution and marketing of petroleum products, as well as promoting the industry’s environmental and socio-economic progress.  SAPIA fulfils this role by contributing to the development of regulation in certain areas of South African policy; proactively engaging with key stakeholders; sharing research information; providing expert advice; and communicating the industry’s views to government, members of the public and the media.