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Seventh Meeting of the EU Refining Forum - a need to ‘re-energise’

30th January 2017

The seventh meeting of the EU Refining Forum will take place on 2nd February 2017.

First established in 2013 in recognition of the need to address the cumulative impact of policies on the EU refining industry, the Refining Forum brings together representatives from industry, Member States, Commission, European Parliament, and other key stakeholders to discuss planned and future regulatory proposals with potentially significant impacts on the EU’s refining industry and on the security of supply of petroleum products.

Chris Hunt, Director General of UKPIA, commented: “The Refining Forum cements the commitment to address the challenges facing the EU oil refining industry and emphasises the vital contribution that our industry makes to the economy, growth, innovation and skills, and to our security of supply. Above all, the Refining Fitness Check should be updated to reflect the significant regulatory costs impacting the sector since 2012 and to assess any consequent loss of competitiveness of European refineries”.
“Now more than ever, it is vital to remain focused on the value of this strategic industry and to establish the right conditions for industry to be able to continue to deliver and thrive.”

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Notes to editors:

  1. UKPIA represents eight oil refining and marketing companies that operate the six major oil refineries in the UK and source over 86% of the transport fuels used. UKPIA members also own around 1,216 of the 8,494 filling stations in the UK.
  2. UKPIA members supply over 33% of the UK’s primary energy needs and support the employment of 88,100 people across the UK.
  3. For more information on the EU Refining Forum, click here.
  4. For a copy of the EU Petroleum Refining Fitness Check: Impact of EU Legislation on Sectoral Economic Performance, click here.

 

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