The members of UKPIA run the seven major operating refineries in the UK. Each one has its own particular characteristics, which is a reflection of how they have evolved, sometimes over many years, to meet the growing and changing demand for fuels and feedstocks for petrochemicals.
With these changing patterns in demand, the challenge for many refineries has been to develop greater operational flexibility, additional conversion facilities capable of upgrading low value feedstocks into higher value products and de-sulpherisation processes capable of producing sulphur-free road fuels.
The one thing they do have in common is the type of location which is either coastal or estuarial, near or with connections to a deep-water navigation channel capable of taking large tankers.
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Essar Stanlow Refinery
Situated south of the Mersey estuary near Ellesmere Port, refining at Stanlow dates back to 1924.
ExxonMobil Refinery Fawley
Situated on the west shore of Southampton Water, Fawley is the largest refinery in the UK, with refining activity on the site dating back to 1921.
| ||Murco Milford Haven Refinery |
Operated by Total as a 70/30 joint venture with Murco until late 2007 when Murco acquired the majority interest. The refinery originally came on stream in 1973 under Amoco's ownership.
| ||PetroIneos Grangemouth Refinery |
Situated close to the Firth of Forth, Grangemouth traces its origins back to 1924 and up until the Second World War it handled about 400,000 tonnes of oil.
Phillips 66 Humber Refinery
Situated on the Humber Estuary at South Killingholme, the refinery came into operation in 1969 with a capacity of about 3 million tonnes.
Total Lindsey Oil Refinery
Situated close to the south bank of the Humber Estuary in North Lincolnshire, Lindsey Oil Refinery, originally a 50/50 joint venture between Fina and Total, is now owned by Total.
| ||Valero Pembroke Refinery |
Pembroke Refinery is situated on the Pembroke coast and came on stream in 1964