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Fuel supplies to filling stations getting back to normal before Easter

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3 April 2012     

UKPIA, the trade association representing the main oil refining and marketing companies in the UK that source close to 90% of transport fuels, reports that its members expect fuel deliveries to filling stations to return to normal levels before Easter.

Chris Hunt, Director General, commented: “Supplies of fuel to filling stations are returning to normal in most areas in good time for the Easter break. The sudden surge in demand last week placed strain on the fuel delivery system. Easter is normally a period of higher demand so we would ask that motorists don’t purchase more fuel than they anticipate needing for their immediate needs.”

 

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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 and source close to 90% of the transport fuels used. The UK 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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