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UKPIA statement on tanker drivers dispute


14 April 2012




UKPIA, the trade association representing the main oil refining and marketing companies in the UK, welcomes the news that the parties to the dispute between tanker drivers represented by Unite and their employers will consider proposals following talks at ACAS.


Chris Hunt, Director General of UKPIA commented: “We very much hope that this dispute will be settled through these negotiations between the parties, avoiding action that could cause disruption at a time when the UK oil refining sector is already facing major challenges.”




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.

2. An outline of the major challenges facing the UK oil refining sector are set out in UKPIA’s recent publication “ Fuelling the UK’s future- the role of our refining and downstream oil industry”, as well as in the Briefing Paper “Distribution and Marketing in the downstream oil industry”. See our Publications' page

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