UK downstream trade body changes name to reflect move towards more sustainable fuels
18 August 2023
The UK Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA) has changed its name to Fuels Industry UK to demonstrate its evolving remit to champion low carbon fuels as well as traditional petroleum products. The organisation said the change reflects its members' ambition to manufacture and supply the biofuels, low carbon hydrogen and other low carbon fuels needed to meet the UK’s ambitious net zero targets.
Fuels Industry UK CEO Elizabeth de Jong said: “Our name change reflects that the sector is essential to UK Government achieving its net zero targets by manufacturing and supplying the low carbon fuels needed.
"Fuels Industry UK members are increasingly manufacturing and supplying low carbon fuels such as renewable diesel, biofuels and Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), which use non-petroleum feedstocks.”
Fuels Industry UK aims to shape an energy secure, low carbon fuels future for the UK that benefits everyone, it said in a statement. As principal users of hydrogen in the UK, the downstream sector can also be major first customers for low carbon hydrogen projects, to help fund their start-up and make them viable for other companies to use, Fuels Industry UK added.
The trade body represents eight manufacturing, supply and marketing companies that operate the six major oil refineries in the UK and source over 85% of the transport fuels used. Its nine associate members comprise a wide range of companies: from heating fuel supply and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) imports, renewable and sustainable fuel producers, to terminals and pipelines.
Find out more about Fuels Industry UK here: www.fuelsindustryuk.org
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