UK Oil Refining

21 June 2013

The Energy and Climate Change Committee will take evidence on UK Oil Refining on Tuesday 25 June 2013 in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House.


Tuesday 25 June 2013, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

Panel 1

At 9.05am

  • Ed Mitchell, Director of Environment and Business, The Environment Agency
  • Neil Davies, Head of Site-based Regulation, The Environment Agency

Panel 2

At 9.30am

  • Roger Hunter, Supply Contracts & Negotiations Manager, Shell
  • Stephen George, Principal Consultant, KBC Process Technology Ltd

Panel 3

At 10am

  • Michael Fallon, Minister of State for Energy, DECC
  • Sarah Rhodes, Head of Energy resilience, DECC


The session will explore a range of issues, including:

  • factors leading to the closure of UK oil refineries
  • security of supply
  • legislative and regulatory impacts (including the Industrial Emissions Directive and Control of Major Accident Hazards regime)
  • enhancing competitiveness of the UK refining industry and contribution to the UK economy
  • the role of the UK Government
  • energy prices for consumers

Further information

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