London, 01/04/2022 – Following reports of targeted protests at fuel supply sites, a UKPIA spokesperson said:
“Companies in the downstream sector acknowledge the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and are making changes now that can reduce our own production emissions, working with other sectors to reduce emissions in industrial clusters, and looking for ways to reduce the emissions of products too. All parts of society need to work together if we are to meet our Net Zero goals.
Fuel supplies underpin the economy and it is important that any protest does not stop fuels getting to the users who need it, especially the emergency services and other critical workers. We respect the right to protest.
Our members are in contact with their local police services to monitor the situation and help ensure the safety of their local communities, their employees and the protestors themselves.”
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Notes to Editors:
- UKPIA represents eight 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 membership comprises 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.
- Andrew Tristem, Communications Specialist +44 (0) 2072 697 604
- Jamie Baker, Director of External Relations, +44 (0) 2072 697 605