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BEIS backs oil resilience bill with limits

BEIS is supportive of Government’s draft Downstream Oil Resilience Bill and intention to protect fuel supplies but has warned its powers are unacceptably broad

BEIS Committee is supportive of the Government’s draft Downstream Oil Resilience Bill and its intention to protect fuel supplies but has warned that its powers are “unusually and unacceptably broad”. The report, published today (Friday), outlines the cross-party Committee’s recommended Read more »

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COP26 FON Blog 5: Downstream challenges

Challenges & opportunities for downstream fuel distribution - a COP26 blog post for Fuel Oil News. Stephen Marcos Jones, UKPIA on the journey to net zero.

In this, his final exclusive COP26 blog post for Fuel Oil News, Stephen Marcos Jones, director-general UKPIA, offers some thought-provoking insight on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the downstream sector. As COP Concludes… “As COP26 draws to Read more »

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Kevin McPartlan of Fuels for Ireland

A conversation with Kevin McPartlan, Fuels for Ireland on making Ireland carbon neutral and what this means for members and energy consumption in Ireland.

In conversation with Kevin McPartlan, CEO of Fuels for Ireland, an organisation which is unequivocable in its ambition: “Our goal is clear: the members of Fuels for Ireland are going to take every step necessary to make not only our Read more »

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COP26 launch of ‘decarbonise logistics’ map

Logistics UK to launch its decarbonisation manifesto for the logistics industry virtually from COP26

Logistics UK will launch its decarbonisation manifesto for the logistics industry virtually from COP26 in a free ‘Route to Net Zero’ webinar to be held on Transport Day – 10 November – at 11am. Andy Eastlake, CEO of Zemo Partnership, Jackie Hewson, alternative Read more »

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COP26: FON blog part 2 Net Zero Tech Centre

Live from COP26, Stephen Marcos Jones, director-general UKPIA, on why technology makes this an exciting time for downstream.

Live from COP26, Stephen Marcos Jones, director-general UKPIA, continues with his exclusive blog for Fuel Oil News bringing the latest sector updates and considers the value of the Net Zero Technology Centre: “The early days of this mega conference have Read more »

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A UK hydrogen first for Stanlow

Stanlow Essar Hydrogen fuel power plant

With funding support agreed by BEIS, Stanlow could be home to the UK’s first carbon-free hydrogen power plant contributing to decarbonisation as part of the transition to future fuels. Essar Oil UK, which owns the Ellesmere Port site, has submitted Read more »

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In Profile – Luc Smets

In the August edition of Fuel Oil News magazine, we chatted with Luc Smets, general manager at Prax Lindsey oil refinery, to discover more about the man behind the industry success – from his clear pride in his family, through Read more »

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Drop in oil product demand highlighted in industry review

UKPIA has today published its annual review of the UK downstream industry. It provides a collection of recent information on the sector from government departments, UKPIA members, and a range of other sources. The Statistical Review, which UKPIA has published Read more »

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In celebration of Prince Petroleum

Prince Petroleum was recently approved for two prestigious accreditations following a project that began in late 2020. As a result, the Leicestershire-based independent distributor was successfully recognised for excellence in administration systems as well as awarded the fleet operators registration Read more »

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Cautious industry response to fuel resilience bill

A bill aimed at maintaining fuel supply to customers in the event of disruption has been published. The draft Downstream Oil Resilience Bill, which was introduced last month by energy minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan, sets out how the Government intends to Read more »

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