Highlighting the importance of the downstream oil sector

UKPIA director general, Stephen Marcos Jones, attended the annual reception for the UK downstream oil industry where Martin Vickers MP acknowledged the sector to ‘be a valuable and strategic asset which we rely on in our daily lives’

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the UK oil refining sector, in partnership with the UK Petroleum Industry Association, held its annual parliamentary reception for the UK downstream oil industry last month.

“This successful event presented an ideal opportunity to highlight the importance of the downstream oil sector,” said Martin Vickers MP and APPG chair on the UK oil refining sector, who hosted the event.

“This sector is a valuable and strategic asset and one with a long track record as a reliable supplier of energy, fuels and feedstocks for other industrial sectors and processes, providing the building blocks of countless products which we rely on in our everyday lives.

“It is also a sector that offers incredible career opportunities. Through the APPG’s programme of events and roundtables, we have celebrated the extraordinary talent of the young people working in this sector and we continue to raise awareness of the exciting opportunities that are available to them within the downstream oil industry at every educational level.”

“We were also delighted to welcome Claire Perry MP, energy and clean growth minister, as guest of honour and keynote speaker,” said Stephen Marcos Jones, UKPIA’s director general

“Our sector plays a central role in spurring innovation, advancing technological breakthroughs and enabling our daily lives.  As we look to the future, we have work to do, together, to ensure that it can continue to deliver and thrive.”

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FOR MORE ON THE SECTOR’S VISION FOR THE FUTURE – SEE PAGES 10 AND 11 IN THE APRIL 2018 ISSUE OF FUEL OIL NEWS


 

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