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Hazardex 2019 Conference Presentations - Decarbonisation and the Road to Zero

Author : Peter Davidson - Executive Director, Tank Storage Association

19 November 2018

On the 9th July 2018 the UK Government released The Road to Zero – Next steps towards cleaner road transport and delivering our Industrial Strategy.  The Downstream Oil Sector recognises the need for decarbonisation and the focus on road transport as a major contributor to this goal.  However, the strategy raises several concerns for the sector.

This presentation will discuss the challenges for: Terminal Operations and Energy Security; Alternative Fuels; Infrastructure; Fuels Duty


Peter Davidson is the Executive Director of the Tank Storage Association, representing the interests of over 45 companies who operate around 300 terminals in the UK or provide equipment and services to the sector.  Peter is responsible for all aspects of advocacy and lobbying on behalf of the sector, and is also tasked with promoting process safety leadership, helping members achieve excellence in this area and work toward becoming high reliability organisations. Peter works in close collaboration with the UK Government and Regulators and is a leading member of cross-industry committees, Process Safety groups and the Federation of European Tank Storage Associations.

Prior to joining TSA in April 2016, Peter was the Director of Safety, Commercial and Projects at the UK Petroleum Industry Association and formerly the Regulatory Compliance Manager for ABB Automation in the UK, specialising in the delivery of automation systems to highly regulated industries, including the Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical and Nuclear sectors.

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