2021 Statistical Review

UKPIA has today published its annual Statistical Review of the UK downstream industry.

London, 04/08/2021 – The Statistical Review, which UKPIA has published since 2003, is an accessible compendium of UK downstream industry statistics. It provides a collection of recent information on the sector from government departments, UKPIA members, and a range of other sources.

Some of the headline statistics from this year’s review are:

  • In 2020, demand for oil products fell by 23.4%, whilst UK GDP as a whole fell by 9.8%.
  • Greenhouse Gas savings of 5.4 million tonnes of CO2e were achieved in 2019 from biofuels replacing fossil fuels.
  • Over 36,000 public EV charging connectors were available in the UK in 2020, an increase of 24% compared to 2019.

Quotes attributed to UKPIA’s Director-General, Stephen Marcos Jones: 

“We’ve continued to improve the UKPIA Statistical Review, and several new statistical analyses have been included in this year’s publication, most notably on GHG savings from biofuels and the impact of COVID-19 on the sector.

2020 was one of the most extraordinary years for the world, not least for the downstream industry. The Statistical Review clearly shows the impact of COVID-19 government interventions in restricting people’s mobility, resulting in a significant reduction of demand for downstream products.

Even though it was such a challenging year, the sector continued to deliver in pursuit of Net-Zero, with a large increase in UK biofuel deliveries and the growth of the UK’s EV charging infrastructure.

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For an electronic version of the 2021 edition of the Statistical Review, click here.

 Notes to Editors:  

  • UKPIA represents eight oil refining and marketing companies that operate the six major oil refineries in the UK and source over 85% of the transport fuels used. UKPIA members also own around 1,250 of the UK's 8,000+ filling stations in the UK. UKPIA’s associate members are made up of a wide range of companies - from heating fuel supply and LNG imports, renewable and sustainable fuel producers, to terminals and pipelines - all providing a range of essential services across the industry.
  • The UKPIA Statistical Review 2021 is available on the UKPIA Website or in hard copy on request from the UKPIA Press Office. 
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