Opinion

CBA welcomes recognition of HGV driver shortages

Another industry body has responded to the announced Government actions to mitigate the chronic shortage of HGV drivers in the UK, with the Chemical Business Association (CBA) welcoming aspects of the response but also emphasising that ‘more still needs to Read more »

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Developing the skills for the fuels of tomorrow, today

Hydrogen is set to play a key role in decarbonising the global energy system and investment in the deployment of hydrogen production is accelerating, with national governments making increasingly ambitious commitments to the sector. As the world works to recover Read more »

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Fuel industry responds to Transport Decarbonisation Plan

Commenting on the new Transport Decarbonisation Plan (TDP), Kevin Bell, transport and infrastructure partner at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson, comments: “The Government’s ground breaking and world first ‘greenprint’ launched today details plans to decarbonise all modes of domestic transport Read more »

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Industry angered by plans to address driver shortages

Business group Logistics UK has reacted with dismay at the recent announcement that the drivers’ hours legislation, which governs the length of time which HGV drivers are legally expected to work, will continue to be relaxed until 8 August 2021. Read more »

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Sustainability without compromise

Hazchem Safety, a technical workwear provider to the fuel & gas distribution industry for the past 25 years, explains to fuel oil news some of the ways in which it is working to supply sustainable variations of hi-vis workwear, footwear Read more »

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Easing skill shortages and protecting supply chain

With more than 45,000 HGV driver tests outstanding at DVSA as a result of the Covid-19 lockdowns, Logistics UK is today pressing government to introduce a seasonal visa for European HGV drivers to protect the nation’s supply chain while the Read more »

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UKPIA welcomes investments in hydrogen 

UKPIA welcomes the recent UK Government announcement of £166 million towards green technology projects. The association is particularly pleased to see the investment in hydrogen as a primary decarbonisation technology for manufacturing processes. As part of this announcement, it has Read more »

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Why is fuel filter blocking still an issue?

In a recent release NFU Scotland has said more must be done to urgently address fuel filter blocking amid reports that problems have begun to emerge again across the UK. The issue was first raised in October 2019 and covered Read more »

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Deloitte statement further highlights Stanlow concerns

Concerns surrounding money siphoned out of the Stanlow oil refinery have been raised by Deloitte, after the accounting giant quit as auditor to the parent company of the refinery – Essar Oil UK. It has been reported that dividends and Read more »

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Transitioning from oil to renewables – cost or investment?

We hear from Neste after a decade of transitioning from a regional oil refinery to a global leader in renewable solutions to see if the investment is paying off. Neste’s transformation from a regional oil refinery to becoming a global Read more »

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