Ursprungsmärkning av drivmedel

2030-sekretariatet publicerar idag en debattartikel på DN Debatt om regeringens förslag på märkning på drivmedelspumpen.  2030-sekretariatet reagerar på att regeringen backar när det gäller att sätta ut drivmedlets ursprung. Branschorganisationen SPBI (Svenska Petroleum och Biodrivmedel Institutet) menar att drivmedlets ursprung är konfidentiellt enligt Bränslekvalitetsdirektivet.
(Bild: Idéskiss, Gröna bilister)

2030-sekretariatet ställde frågan till EU kommissionen och fick svaret nedan efter några veckors utredande:

”Dear Mattias,
Please accept my apologies for the late reply. Please find below an analysis of your question.

Directive 98/70/EC (the FQD) requires fuel suppliers to report on the origin and place of purchase of fuels to the Member States. This information complements reporting on the quantity and the greenhouse gas intensity of fuels.  Council Directive (EU) 2015/652 defines the reporting requirements pursuant to the FQD.

Annex I, Part 2, point 2 states that ”The information collected and reported by suppliers to the Member States concerning the origin of fuels shall be confidential, but this shall not prevent the publication by the Commission of general information or information in summary form which does not contain details relating to individual undertakings;”

Recital 14 of Directive 2015/652 indicates the purpose of the reporting on the origin and place of purchase:

The supplier reporting requirement laid down in Article 7a(1) of Directive 98/70/EC should be supplemented by harmonised reporting requirements, a reporting format and harmonised definitions for Member State reporting to the Commission pertaining to the greenhouse gas performance of fuels consumed in the Union. In particular, these reporting requirements will enable the updating of the fossil fuel comparator described in point 19 of Part C of Annex IV to Directive 98/70/EC and point 19 of Part C of Annex V to Directive 2009/28/EC, and they will facilitate the reporting required pursuant to Articles 8(3) and 9(2) of Directive 98/70/EC as well as the updating of the calculation method to technical and scientific progress, in order to ensure that it meets its intended purpose. These data should include the quantity of fuel or energy placed on the market and fuel or energy type, the place of purchase and the origin of the fuel or energy placed on the market. [emphasis added]

This indicates that it is not the purpose of the reporting to provide detailed consumer information about the origin of fuels. As consumer information on the origin of fuels is not regulated at EU level, Member States may adopt national legislation on this matter. The requirement on the confidentiality of the information reported by suppliers to the Member States concerning the origin of fuels applies for the specific purposes of the Directive, which are different from providing consumer information on the origin of fuels. It has no implications for potential national legislation to provide consumer information on the origin of fuels.”

Best regards,
Andreas GUMBERT
Policy Officer
European Commission
DG Climate Action