There are nine major UK oil refineries with a distillation capacity of around 88 million tonnes per annum, operated by Esso, BP(2), Petroplus, Shell, Total FinaElf (2) (ii), Conoco and Texaco. A list of addresses is set out below.
Refineries are subject to environmental and health and safety regimes that are enforced primarily by the Environment Agency (EA) and Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Major regulations include those arising from the Environment Protection Act, including integrated pollution control, enforced by the EA, and the Control of Major Accident Hazard (COMAH) regulations, enforced by the HSE. The EU Auto Oil programme, a joint initiative by the Commission, the automotive and oil industries to, amongst other things, reduce motor fuel emissions, resulted in tougher new motor fuel quality regulations being implemented at the end of 1999 by the DETR. The Motor Fuel (Composition and Content) Regulations1999 (SI 1999 No. 3107) (The Stationery Office - http://www.ukstate.com) Further details on auto oil and fuel quality issues are covered under the sections on environmental standards and product quality and health and safety legislation.
(1) The share in Milford Haven refinery is split 70 per cent TotalFinaElf and 30 per cent Murco Petroleum Ltd.
Contact details for these refineries are available from the respective oil company head offices
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