UKPIA believes the UK’s downstream oil sector can be a core contributor to tackling the Net-Zero challenge with our people at the heart of those efforts.
The downstream oil sector directly provided 124,000 jobs in 2016, almost 100,000 of which were at the UK’s 8,000+ petrol filling stations, while 24,000 were in other parts of the sector such as refineries, terminals and offices. (UKPIA Report)
When it comes to the skills of the work force, the oil refining sector in the UK is world class. 35% of the people working in oil refineries have a university degree, and 23% have completed or are doing an apprenticeship. Remarkably, productivity in the sector is 29% above the national average.