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    UKPIA calls for strong government commitment to enable ‘just’ transition to Net Zero

    2020-12-15T12:47:00Z

    The UK Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA) is calling for a strong commitment from government to work with industry to develop energy policies that support economic recovery from the impacts of COVID-19, while laying the important foundations for a just transition to Net-Zero.

  • Stephen Marcos Jones
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    UKPIA report says hydrogen has critical role to play in decarbonisation

    2020-10-21T09:47:00Z

     Hydrogen has a critical role to play in meeting targets for decarbonisation, according to UKPIA, the oil industry’s trade body. In a new report titled “Transition, Transformation, and Innovation: Our role in the Net-Zero Challenge”, it says the UK downstream oil sector is already playing a significant role in meeting targets for decarbonisation and is capable and willing to do more to reach net-zero.

  • Stephen Marcos Jones
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    UKPIA publishes annual Statistical Review with additional features

    2020-08-03T09:21:00Z

    A number of new features have been introduced as UKPIA has published the 2020 edition of its annual Statistical Review.

  • Analysis

    Stephen Marcos Jones: director general, UKPIA

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    As nations have been forced into lockdown due to Covid-19, we have seen the mightiest of governments, central banks and corporate titans laid low by a virus approximately 0.125 microns in diameter something so small as to be dwarfed by a red blood cell. While the virus is invisible, the ...

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    UKPIA welcomes hydrogen-related refinery projects

    2020-03-10T00:00:00Z

    The UK Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA) has welcomed the involvement of two UK refineries in separate hydrogen-related projects. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has awarded £13m towards funding for hydrogen projects involving the Essar Stanlow Refinery in Ellesmere Port. The funding given to the HyNet consortium, ...

  • Low-carbon liquid fuels can help to reduce emissions, says UKPIA
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    Low-carbon liquid fuels can help to reduce emissions, says UKPIA

    2020-03-06T00:00:00Z

    Low-carbon liquid fuels have the potential to play a big part in the government delivering on its 2050 carbon emission targets, Jamie Baker, UKPIA’s director of external relations stressed at last month’s Forecourt Trader Summit. “We think electrification has a large role to play in certain applications; but there ...

  • Analysis

    Stephen Marcos Jones: director general, UKPIA

    2020-02-10T00:00:00Z

    To paraphrase former US President Gerald Ford, our long national nightmare is over. Sort of. After three rollercoaster years, the Brexit wars are finally at an end. Britain is now firmly outside the club. If you thought it was safe, however, to assume politics will return to the humdrum potholes ...

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    UKPIA wants support from new government

    2019-12-16T00:00:00Z

    The UK Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA) has launched an energy manifesto ahead of the General Election, calling on the next government to take the actions needed to strengthen the UK’s downstream oil sector while supporting the industry’s evolution to contribute to ’Net Zero’ carbon emissions goals by 2050. UKPIA’s energy ...

  • Consumer demand for low-carbon fuels, according to UKPIA survey
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    Consumer demand for low-carbon fuels, according to UKPIA survey

    2019-11-27T00:00:00Z

    Consumers want a range of low-carbon mobility options including low-carbon fuels, according to a new survey commissioned by the UK Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA) and FuelsEurope. The survey was carried out by independent polling company Opinium, with responses from 1,000 people in the UK and 10,000 in total across ...

  • UKPIA launches energy manifesto ahead of general election
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    UKPIA launches energy manifesto ahead of general election

    2019-11-22T00:00:00Z

    The UK Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA) has launched an energy manifesto ahead of the December general election, calling on the next government to take the actions needed to strengthen the UK’s downstream oil sector while supporting the industry’s evolution to contribute to ‘Net Zero’ carbon emissions goals by 2050. UKPIA’s ...

  • Analysis

    Stephen Marcos Jones: director general, UKPIA

    2019-11-15T00:00:00Z

    New labels were added to your fuel pumps recently, as new rules require each pump to have either an E5 label for petrol or B7 label for diesel. These shorthand labels tell motorists that their petrol has up to 5% ethanol, and diesel up to 7% biodiesel content by ...

  • UKPIA warns Government over Brexit plan for no tariffs
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    UKPIA warns Government over Brexit plan for no tariffs

    2019-10-09T00:00:00Z

    The UK’s petrol and diesel producers have criticised a government decision not to introduce tariffs on imported fuel if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. When the government initially announced its plans not to impose tariffs it was warned the viability of the UK refining industry would be ...

  • Analysis

    Stephen Marcos Jones: director general, UKPIA

    2019-08-06T00:00:00Z

    In June the UK became the first major economy to pass legislation requiring net-zero emissions by 2050. With a flick of his pen, interim-Energy and Clean Growth Minister, Chris Skidmore, upgraded the legally-binding target in the Climate Change Acat from an 80% reduction of emissions to 100%. With 38% of ...

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    UKPIA report gives advice on decarbonising

    2019-08-06T00:00:00Z

    The downstream oil sector can play a major role in helping the UK realise its net-zero climate ambitions, according to a report released by the UK Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA). The Future Vision report outlines the opportunities across the sector from the refinery to the forecourt that can ...

  • UKPIA publishes annual review of downstream oil industry
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    UKPIA publishes annual review of downstream oil industry

    2019-08-02T00:00:00Z

    UKPIA has published its annual review of the downstream oil industry. The Statistical Review 2019, which UKPIA has published since 2003, is a compilation of UK downstream oil industry statistics. It draws together recent information on the sector from across a range of sources including government departments and UKPIA ...

  • UKPIA says forecourts have role to play in low emission future
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    UKPIA says forecourts have role to play in low emission future

    2019-07-10T00:00:00Z

    The downstream oil sector can play a major role in helping the UK realise its net-zero climate ambitions, according to a report released by the UK Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA). The ‘Future Vision’ report outlines the opportunities across the sector – from the refinery to the forecourt – that can ...

  • UKPIA urges government to work with industry on emissions
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    UKPIA urges government to work with industry on emissions

    2019-06-14T00:00:00Z

    Responding to the announcement that the UK Government intends to legislate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to ‘net zero’ by 2050, UKPIA (UK Petroleum Industry Association) – the trade association for the UK’s downstream oil sector – has called on policymakers to work with industry to meet these ambitious goals. ...

  • Analysis

    Stephen Marcos Jones: director general, UKPIA

    2019-05-06T00:00:00Z

    Hardly a day goes by without a newspaper headline telling us about the next big thing in the world of transport. Artificial Intelligence. Driverless cars. Real-time data sharing with other road users. Deliveries bringing fuel direct to your home or business. Low-carbon fuels, both liquid and non-liquid, hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbon. ...

  • Analysis

    Stephen Marcos Jones: UKPIA director general

    2019-02-11T00:00:00Z

    It is a new year, but the fuel supply industry faces the same challenges with uncertainty surrounding the UK’s exit from the EU first and foremost a concern on the forecourt and across our sector. While the message coming out of Westminster has often been confused and incohesive, the ...

  • Analysis

    Stephen Marcos Jones: director general, UKPIA

    2018-11-12T00:00:00Z

    As autumn begins to pinch, this is when we as a nation (or the high street retailers at least) begin counting down to Christmas. Santa’s delivery supply chain while impressive only covers one day of the year whereas we’ll have to keep fuel flowing over the whole Christmas period and ...