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BP to cut 10,000 jobs as virus hits demand for oil

BP has announced plans to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide following the global slump in demand for oil. Having paused redundancies during the peak of the pandemic the CEO of the oil giant told staff at the start of this week Read more »

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Crown Oil adds to its fleet

The latest addition to the Crown Oil tanker fleet is ready to deliver HVO across the UK. The 8-wheeler DAF tanker joined Crown Oil’s fleet last week, and with the registration number BIO HVO, it is no secret as to Read more »

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Carbon capture project emerges from Humber refineries

Last week, in another significant industry step towards contributing to the UK Government’s Net zero objectives, Phillips 66, Uniper and VPI Immingham announced a memorandum of understanding to co-develop Humber Zero. A multi-million pound carbon capture and hydrogen project on Read more »

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Free face covers for customers

Recent changes to Government advice on the use of face covers mean it is now recommended that individuals cover their faces when out in public to help stop the spread of COVID-19. In a generous response, Northern-based Craggs Energy has Read more »

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Industry body sees transition as the solution

Deirdre Michie

The leading representative body for the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry, OGUK, has called for the transition to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions to be at the heart of its recovery plan after a stark warning that up to 30,000 Read more »

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UKIFDA support for E10 fuel proposals

Tony Brown

UKIFDA has submitted its views on the Government’s consultation on the introduction of E10 petrol at filling stations across the UK which closed on 3 May and called for views from industry on the best way to introduce E10 petrol Read more »

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Rix Petroleum supports the local community

Rix face mask

As a fifth-generation family business that has been operating in East Yorkshire for more than 140 years, J.R. Rix & Sons has always believed in supporting the local community. That’s why during the coronavirus outbreak, the company has gone out Read more »

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Standard approval to counter skills shortage

Margaret Simpson

FTA, the business organisation representing the logistics sector, has learned this month that the long-awaited LGD Driver Apprenticeship Standard for Cat C+E licences, is to be published this summer. As Mags Simpson, policy manager at FTA, explains, the standard cannot Read more »

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Hand sanitiser spark risk warning

Hand sanitiser

With many companies reconfiguring production lines, or starting up new ones, to increase the supply of hand sanitiser in response to the current pandemic, companies are being urged to consider the incendiary risk. Industry groups like the Solvents Industry Association Read more »

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Solving the industry recruitment challenge

Boris Ivanov

Industries across the world are experiencing a coronavirus paralysis. Even the oil industry, which for many has been able to continue in relatively normal terms

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