All UKPIA articles – Page 3

  • Analysis

    Chris Hunt - UKPIA director general

    2015-11-04T00:00:00Z

    Petroleum products are an essential energy resource and they will continue to be for years to come. Our sector produces these vital products and confidence in the safety of our operations is paramount. Our industry does involve potential risks that are greater than those in many other sectors and for ...

  • Analysis

    Chris Hunt - UKPIA director general

    2015-08-06T00:00:00Z

    Diesel vehicles have become increasingly popular and now account for over half of new car registrations in the UK. This is in stark contrast to the situation 15 years ago, when petrol vehicles accounted for over 85% of new car registrations. The popularity of diesel vehicles with motorists ...

  • Analysis

    Chris Hunt - UKPIA director general

    2015-05-13T00:00:00Z

    s we went to press, a safety scheme for road fuel tankers was launched. UKPIA inaugurated a thoroughly revised Safe Loading Pass Scheme (SLPS) on April 30. The scheme aims to ensure that road fuel tankers are safe and meet a number of additional checks and standards. The SLPS was ...

  • News

    UKPIA launches new tanker safety scheme

    2015-05-01T00:00:00Z

    UKPIA (UK Petroleum Industry Association) has launched its new Safe Loading Pass Scheme (SLPS), a safety scheme for road fuel tankers. First established in the UK in 1989, the scheme has been revised by a cross-industry team, comprising representatives of the UK Petroleum Industry Association, the Tank Storage Association ...

  • News

    UKPIA welcomes report into future of fuels

    2015-04-01T00:00:00Z

    A report into the future options for transport energy has been welcomed by UK Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA). The Transport Energy Task Force, established by the Department for Transport and the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) in September 2014, this week published its final report. The group, comprising ...

  • Analysis

    Chris Hunt: UKPIA director general

    2014-11-19T00:00:00Z

    In January, the UK’s first Petroleum Driver Passport (PDP) was launched. It was developed by the Downstream Oil Industry Distribution Forum (DODF) to deliver a consistently high level of training to all petroleum tanker drivers, verified by an accredited third party. It represents a benchmark by which all petroleum driver ...

  • News

    Certas Energy joins UKPIA as associate member

    2014-10-31T00:00:00Z

    Certas Energy has joined UKPIA (UK Petroleum Industry Association) as a full associate member. The associate scheme is aimed at further developing industry cooperation, dialogue and excellence in the areas of process safety and transportation on road and rail. Chris Hunt, UKPIA’s director general, said: “UKPIA welcomes Certas Energy ...

  • Analysis

    Chris Hunt: UKPIA director general

    2014-08-13T00:00:00Z

    In the past few months, all eyes have been on the European Parliament elections and the nomination of a new president of the European Commission. As the EU embarks on a new legislative term, we are presented with both new opportunities and new challenges. Above all, one of ...

  • Analysis

    Chris Hunt: UKPIA director general

    2014-05-08T00:00:00Z

    As I write this column, our downstream oil industry in the UK is on the threshold of a new relationship with government, one which we sincerely hope heralds meaningful change. On April 9, the Department of Energy and Climate Change published its review into the refining and fuel import ...

  • News

    UKPIA extends agreement to test diesel

    2014-04-16T00:00:00Z

    UK oil refiners have renewed a voluntary agreement to test diesel fuel to ensure it won’t block filters in car engines. The test was introduced in response to a wave of breakdowns across the country caused by filters becoming blocked by a gel-like substance in diesel. The voluntary ...

  • Analysis

    Chris Hunt: UKPIA director general

    2014-02-11T00:00:00Z

    Stepping into a New Year calls for reflection and 2013 was a momentous one for our downstream oil industry. UKPIA hit the ground running in 2013 with a joint publication with the RAC Foundation, by Ricardo-AEA, ’Powering Ahead: The future of low-carbon cars and fuels’. This incisive report ...

  • Analysis

    UKPIA: Christ Hunt

    2013-11-08T00:00:00Z

    As I write this column the focus of our attention has been on the uncertainty about the future of the Grangemouth oil refinery in Scotland. Fortunately this has been resolved, as the loss of Grangemouth would have posed significant consequences for fuel supply in Scotland. The agreement should open ...

  • Analysis

    Chris Hunt: UKPIA director general

    2013-05-02T00:00:00Z

    As I write this, our never-ending winter seems to be continuing, although some sections of the media have become excited because temperatures might approach the dizzy heights of 14oC! I’m sure that this is the sort of weather the Chancellor would have preferred not to have seen on the ...

  • News

    UKPIA ’saddened’ by prospect of Coryton closure

    2012-05-29T00:00:00Z

    UKPIA said it is saddened by the news from Price Waterhouse Coopers that PRML Coryton Refinery appears destined to cease refining operations shortly with the consequent loss of jobs and supply infrastructure. "Our thoughts are with the staff and contractors, many of whom have been employed at the site for ...

  • News

    Fuel supplies should return to normal before Easter says UKPIA

    2012-04-03T00:00:00Z

    Fuel deliveries to filling stations should return to normal levels before Easter, according to UKPIA, the trade association representing the main oil refining and marketing companies in the UK which sources up to 90% of the UK’s transport fuels. Director general Chris Hunt said: “Supplies of fuel to filling stations are returning to normal in most areas in good time for the Easter break. The sudden surge in demand last week placed strain on the fuel delivery system. Easter is normally a period of higher demand so we would ask that motorists don’t purchase more fuel than they anticipate needing for their immediate needs.”

  • News

    UKPIA highlights safety standards of tanker drivers

    2012-03-27T00:00:00Z

    UKPIA has stressed that its members give high priority to safety issues within the industry, following criticism by the Unite union following a ballot in which tanker drivers voted for strike action. As well as its own active committees, UKPIA said it promotes the work of and participates in ...

  • News

    UKPIA looks at future of refining and downstream

    2011-12-06T00:00:00Z

    UKPIA has published a new study looking at the future role of the refining and downstream industry. The study comes at a time when the refining sector faces severe pressures on a number of fronts – the response to which could be critical in shaping its future direction and ...

  • News

    UKPIA highlights vital contribution of Welsh oil refining industry

    2011-11-01T00:00:00Z

    UKPIA, the trade association representing the main oil refining and marketing companies in the UK, will launch its new publication on the contribution of the refining industry in Wales and the UK, at a reception on November 2 at the Wales Millennium Centre, hosted by Paul Davies AM. The RT ...

  • News

    UKPIA welcomes ECC’s recommendations on compulsory oil stocks

    2011-10-26T00:00:00Z

    UKPIA welcomes the Energy and Climate Change Committee’s recommendations on oil refining and compulsory oil stocks. UKPIA, the trade association representing the main oil refining and marketing companies in the UK, welcomes the conclusions on oil refining and compulsory oil stocks in the Energy and Climate Change Committee’s report ...

  • News

    UKPIA names new director

    2010-05-13T00:00:00Z

    UKPIA has named Andy Roberts as its new Director of Environment, Health Safety. Roberts takes over from Ian McPherson, who has retired after seventeen years with the trade association. Roberts joined UKPIA in June 2007 and was seconded into the then Department of Trade and Industry ...