Industry Information

Members' activities

Members discussion

This part of our site contains some facts and figures about the scope of our members' activities and their contribution to the UK's economy.

Industry Overview


The UK downstream oil sector comprises over 200 companies involved in the refining, distribution and marketing of petroleum products.

Industry Data

Graph representing statistical data

Data taken from the published accounts of our members shows that over the last 5 years, our members averaged a return.

Refining & UK Refineries

Refinery pipe

In its natural state, crude oil has little practical use but by refining it we can end up with liquid petroleum gas, petrol, diesel, jet fuel, gas oil and heating oil, and residues such as bitumen.


Oil transporting truck

Storing, moving and delivering fuel to the end user is a very important element in the economics of the downstream industry.

Marketing & retailing


Although the retailing of fuels on the filling station forecourt is a familiar everyday feature, a similar volume of fuel and other products is sold.

Training information

Training session

Information on the Contractor's Safety Passport Scheme and services provided by Cogent, the Sector Skill Training Council for the downstream oil industry.

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