Refining experts to gather in Brussels

The 8th meeting of the EU Refining Forum will take place on 1st December 2017 in Brussels.

First established in 2012 in recognition of the need to address the cumulative impact of policies on the EU refining industry, the Refining Forum brings together representatives from industry, Member States, Commission, European Parliament, and other key stakeholders to discuss planned and future regulatory proposals with potentially significant impacts on the EU’s refining industry and on the security of supply of petroleum products.

For the first time since it was established, the Forum will meet at expert level, allowing a more in-depth discussion of issues relevant to the European refining sector. The 1st expert meeting of the EU Refining Forum will be followed by a high-level meeting in the first half of 2018.

Chris Hunt, Director General of the UKPIA, said: “The first expert meeting of the EU Refining Forum represents an important opportunity to discuss in more depth recent developments in EU refining and remain focused on the value of this strategic industry. Dialogue and cooperation are more relevant than ever to safeguard industrial competitiveness across Europe and the long-term opportunities for the sector.”


Enquiries to: UKPIA Press Office, Tel. 020 7269 7600                             

Notes to editors:

  1. UKPIA represents eight oil refining and marketing companies that operate the six major oil refineries in the UK and source 85% of the transport fuels used. UKPIA members also own around 1,250 of the 8,476 filling stations in the UK.
  2. UKPIA members supply around 34% of the UK’s primary energy needs and support the employment of 88,100 people across the UK.
  3. For more information on the EU Refining Forum, click here.
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