• facilitating industry stakeholder's interaction,...
  • developing and maintaining industry standards
  • promoting interests independent of regulatory and commercial interests
  • lobbying for the enactment of safety guidelines
  • fostering foreign and domestic trade
  • Providing the viable go between for government, stakeholder interaction


The Petroleum Institute of East Africa (PIEA) is the professional body for the oil and gas industry in the EA region. The mission of the PIEA is to provide a forum for expertise and excellence in the oil industry, promote professionalism and free enterprise in the petroleum business supported by the highest operations and business standards.

The PIEA core objectives include:

Lobbying with policy makers and regulatory agencies for the provision of a legal, stable fair, free and competitive market environment.

Fostering high standards and practices in the oil industry in East Africa by working with stakeholders, government and regulatory agencies to facilitate the development and sustenance of Petroleum standards, guidelines and best practices.

Professionalism by building capacity through specialized oil and gas training offered at the School of Petroleum Studies-a subsidiary of the PIEA which is the first training provider in Africa to receive accreditation as an approved training provider by the globally recognized Energy Institute.

Providing platforms for interaction and dialogue for and /or between industry and other stakeholders on diverse oil and gas subjects

Carrying out public safety education and awareness on various petroleum related subjects.

The PIEA Activities include:

Participation in drafting Petroleum policy, statues, regulation and standards.

Participation in other professional associations to increase industry representation on issues affecting the oil and gas business.

Creation of centers of petroleum focus in key regulatory agencies.

Hosting industry activities on behalf of members. Engaging petroleum associations and stakeholders in the EA region for the establishment of harmonized standards & practices Publishing of books for sale on specific petroleum subjects Publishing of a quarterly Energy journal, Petroleum Insight