All UKPIA articles – Page 2

  • 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 ...

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    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 ...

  • UKPIA warns of supply chain risk of no deal Brexit
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    UKPIA warns of supply chain risk of no deal Brexit

    2018-09-28T00:00:00Z

    UKPIA (UK Petroleum Industry Association) has warned that exiting the EU without a deal could put the fuel supply chain at risk. The warning came after the Government published a Technical Notice on “Regulating Chemicals (REACH) if there is no Brexit Deal”. REACH is the set of regulations ...

  • Analysis

    Stephen Marcos Jones: UKPIA director general

    2018-08-03T00:00:00Z

    Last month, the government published its long-awaited Road to Zero strategy, setting out its proposed approach to reduce emissions from UK road transport. The strategy sets out government’s ambition to see more ultra-low emission cars on UK roads by 2030 at least 50% and as many as 70% of new ...

  • UKPIA launches 2018 Statistical Review
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    UKPIA launches 2018 Statistical Review

    2018-06-21T00:00:00Z

    Nearly 30 billion litres of diesel were sold as road fuel in the UK last year, according to UKPIA’s newly published Statistical Review 2018. Its compilation of UK downstream oil industry statistics found that in 2017 diesel demand grew by around 1%, while demand for petrol remained virtually flat compared ...

  • Analysis

    Stephen Marcos Jones: director general, UKPIA

    2018-05-23T00:00:00Z

    The eighth high-level meeting of the EU Refining Forum was held in April in Brussels. The Refining Forum was first established in 2013 in recognition of the need to address the cumulative impact of policies on the EU refining industry. This important annual meeting brings together representatives from industry, Member ...

  • Analysis

    Stephen Marcos Jones: director general, UKPIA

    2018-02-14T00:00:00Z

    This year signals another gear-shift in the energy transition to a lower-carbon economy. Spearheaded by COP 21, governments around the globe are setting far-reaching ambitions to fundamentally re-stitch the tapestry of the energy industry, society and the natural environment. Parts of the energy sector have translated this into opportunity, while ...

  • New UKPIA director general as Chris Hunt retires
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    New UKPIA director general as Chris Hunt retires

    2017-12-08T00:00:00Z

    Stephen Marcos Jones has this week taken over the reigns as director general of the UK Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA), following the retirement of Chris Hunt who worked for the trade body for 20 years. At his well-attended retirement do, Chris Hunt commented: “I am proud of what the ...

  • Analysis

    Chris Hunt: UKPIA director general

    2017-11-13T00:00:00Z

    Well, all good things must come to an end and for me that is the end of November when I retire from UKPIA after 20 years at the Association. One thing that marks our industry is constant change. On joining Elf (remember them?) in 1989, we were coming to ...

  • UKPIA agrees carbon and energy reduction plan
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    UKPIA agrees carbon and energy reduction plan

    2017-10-13T00:00:00Z

    A joint plan has been agreed by government and the oil industry body UKPIA to reduce carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency in the oil refining sector. Work towards the agreement began in 2013, when the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills ...

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    Chris Hunt: UKPIA director general

    2017-08-03T00:00:00Z

    Since I last wrote this column, the UK’s General Election was held and the Queen’s Speech, on June 21, set out the government’s programme for the period between 2017 and 2019 and certainly life hasn’t got any less complex! Firstly, it was announced that Parliament will now sit for ...

  • UKPIA appoints new director general
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    UKPIA appoints new director general

    2017-06-14T00:00:00Z

    Oil industry body UKPIA (UK Petroleum Industry Association) has announced that director general Chris Hunt will be retiring in November after 20 years in the post, and that it has recruited a successor. Paul Bray, UKPIA president and Valero’s director, European government and public affairs, said: “I am very ...

  • Analysis

    Chris Hunt: UKPIA director general

    2017-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Well, here we go again! The Prime Minister has fired the starting gun for a General Election, the sound of which has startled many people. It would seem that we have had an overabundance of politics over the past 18 months, what with the Labour party trying to sort itself ...

  • Analysis

    Chris Hunt: UKPIA director general

    2017-02-01T00:00:00Z

    ’May you live in interesting times’ is actually purported to be a Chinese curse 2016 was certainly interesting for society in general and our industry in particular. Whether it was cursed remains to be seen. Brexit, both in the run up and subsequent period, following the surprise referendum result, ...

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    Chris Hunt: UKPIA director general

    2016-11-04T00:00:00Z

    As we move toward Autumn, Brexit and its implications are becoming a reality, at least in terms of the ’pre-fight build-up’. Our Prime Minister, Theresa May, has insisted "Brexit means Brexit" and "the decision of the British public will be respected". It is only over the short time since ...

  • News

    UKPIA publishes post-Brexit strategy

    2016-10-21T00:00:00Z

    The UK Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA) has published its latest report, titled Fuelling the UK’s Economic Engine, setting out the key priorities for the downstream oil sector for a new relationship with the European Union and for a meaningful industrial and energy strategy that works for the whole UK. The ...

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    Chris Hunt: UKPIA director general

    2016-08-25T00:00:00Z

    The implications and effects of the nation’s decision to leave the European Union will take some time to unravel, and for the UK’s negotiations over ’Brexit’ to begin. At this stage, attempting to predict a future relationship model among the five or so potential ones generally being presented by ...

  • News

    UKPIA publishes annual statistical review

    2016-06-10T00:00:00Z

    UKPIA (UK Petroleum Industry Association) has published its annual review of the downstream oil industry. The Statistical Review 2016, which in its 14th year of publication, contains a compilation of UK downstream oil industry statistics. Andrea Leadsom, minister of state for energy at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, ...

  • Analysis

    Chris Hunt - UKPIA director general

    2016-05-04T00:00:00Z

    The competitiveness of oil refining and other energy intensive industries is under threat. The current crisis facing UK steelmaking is symptomatic of a much wider malaise, mirrored across the whole major industrial manufacturing infrastructure. In exploring the challenges facing oil refining and wider industry in the UK, UKPIA has produced ...

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    UKPIA publishes crisis report

    2016-04-20T00:00:00Z

    The UK Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA) has published its latest short report titled Crisis – What Crisis? which explores the shared challenges facing oil refining and other energy intensive industries in the UK. In light of the wider crisis facing UK manufacturing, the report provides a wide-angle overview of ...