Petrol Retailers’ state business as usual for road fuels in Scotland

Published 23/10/2013 00:00:00 in Press Releases

“Whilst the news that Ineos is to close the petrochemical plant at Grangemouth is a bitter blow for jobs and the local economy, it is understood that the refinery will continue. The Petrol Retailers’ Association (PRA) is hopeful that an accord will be reached to ensure the refinery re-commences operation very shortly” said Brian Madderson, PRA Chairman.

Ineos made the announcement following a meeting with the workforce at the plant and its associated oil refinery.

Madderson continued “The PRA issued early advice to forecourts suggesting they gradually increase holding stock levels and we believe that this has been heeded in most areas.

“It is also clear that motorists have maintained their usual buying patterns as there have been no signs of the “panic buying” which caused so much distress to consumers and businesses in March 2012.

“Our advice is that the 3rd party storage terminals in Inverness, Aberdeen, Clydebank and Grangemouth are all operating normally and are well-stocked with road fuels. Supplies can also be quickly obtained from terminals near Carlisle and Teesside.

“There is currently no industrial action by members of the Unite union and supplies are unaffected.

“With around 65% of all forecourts in Scotland operated by independents, the PRA will remain close contact with the Department of Energy and Climate Change to ensure we monitor the situation.”


Notes for editors:

Keely Scanlan, Press Officer
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The Petrol Retailers’ Association represents the interests of operators in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man providing sales and services to motorists and businesses. 

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