Forecourt Trader - 30 years at the heart of the fuel retailing community
Esso Midline pipeline reopens after diesel theft repairs
Published:  25 April, 2014

Esso has resumed operation of its Midline pipeline following repairs and tests.

The pipeline, which transports fuel from the Fawley Refinery in Hampshire to Birmingham Fuel Terminal, had to be closed last week after a tapping device was found inserted into it.

The device was discovered near an industrial storage unit at West Wellow, Romsey, in Hampshire, where 30,000 litres of diesel, believed to have been stolen from the pipeline, was recovered.

Hampshire police said two men, both from the Salisbury area, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to steal fuel, and have been bailed until July 10, pending further enquiries.

During the shutdown alternative supply arrangements were put in place, and Esso said it did not anticipate any impact on its retail customers.




  • Weekly
    Retail
  • Weekly
    wholesale
  • Daily
    Average
Weekly retail fuel prices: 12 November 2018
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East137.08139.69129.73
East Midlands136.60139.38129.02
London137.0265.40139.68129.22
North East136.4569.90142.07128.06
North West136.60138.23128.71
Northern Ireland135.0969.90137.92128.64
Scotland137.07136.04128.45
South East137.4666.90139.94129.99
South West136.7567.90139.46129.38
Wales136.47135.40128.21
West Midlands136.02140.93128.76
Yorkshire & Humber135.86140.71128.57

Most read

As Jet buys sites for the first time since selling its company owned network off in 2001, will this be part of a significant, growing trend for oil companies?

Calendar

See all events