UKPIA members operate the six major oil refineries in the UK.
No two refineries are quite the same.
UK refineries each have their own particular characteristics and idiosyncrasies, a reflection of how they have had to evolve over many years to meet the growing and changing demand for fuels and other products.
As what the UK wants has changed, so too have the refineries – spending billions of pounds over the years to develop greater operational flexibility. In the last 20 years or so the effort was to be able to produce more diesel as the UK consumer bought more diesel cars, our companies have also invested heavily to make sure that there is no sulphur (less than 0.001%) in our road fuels, reducing significantly the impact to urban air quality over the years.