10% of UK refining capacity is about to go dark

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  1. nick mercedes

    nick mercedes MB Club Veteran

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    ""Insolvent Swiss refiner Petroplus' Coryton refinery in the UK is likely to close after its administrator PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) said on Monday that it had failed to find a buyer "

    "10% of UK refining capacity is about to go dark"

    As One Of UK's Biggest Refineries Prepares For Shutdown, Drivers Concerned About Gas Price Spike | ZeroHedge

    Note how none of the UK's remaining 7 oil refineries are UK owned, note how we have let strategic assets wither and die...
     
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    See, what you fail to understand is that as soon as you sell these assets the Country will be much better off. The problem is we haven't enough of them..........
     
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    No doubt the Tatas are waiting in the wings.
     
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    Fuel sales are falling, with the popularity of more economical cars, and people driving less as they respond to fuel prices.

    Add out imbalance of petrol/diesel refining capacity, and there needs to be change.

    And of course, the electric car:)

    Bring back V8s
     

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