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Tanker drivers’ vote for strike action



26 March 2012





The UNITE trades union that represents tanker drivers who work for haulage companies delivering fuel to many of the UK’s filling stations, have announced today that the ballot result indicates members’ support for strike action over working conditions.


There is no current impact upon deliveries but UKPIA and its members are working with Government through the Dept for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to minimise any potential impacts on customers that may arise from action by UNITE members.


In the meantime, it will greatly help the situation if motorists stick to their normal fuel buying patterns and don’t buy more fuel than they normally would.





Enquiries to: Nick Vandervell, UKPIA Tel. 020 7269 7604


Notes to editors:


1. UKPIA represents nine oil refining and marketing companies that operate 7 of the 8 major oil refineries in the UK; the refineries processed 73 million tonnes of crude oil and produced 75.4 million tonnes of refined products in 2010 (Source: DECC- DUKES data). UKPIA members also own around 1,900 of the 8,700 filling stations in the UK.

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