The Downstream Fuel Association – or DFA – represents companies involved in both wholesale and retail activities relating to transport, aviation and heating fuel oils in the UK.

DFA members trade and source these fuels, as well as storing and selling them through a nation-wide network of over 1,300 petrol forecourts and a number of terminals. Each week the DFA members sell over 260 million litres of fuel and serve 8.9 million cars, vans, lorries and motorbikes.


The job of the DFA is to inform its members of proposed legislation and other developments in the fuels sector and make joint representations for them to the UK Government and  to the European Commission. Also they contribute to the standards of authorities such as BSi and CEN.

DFA members together have a substantial share of the UK road fuel market.