Today, the UK Government has published the Road to Zero Strategy outlining its proposed approach to reduce emissions from UK road transport. The UK Petroleum Industry Association will study the strategy and its contents in detail and continue to engage with Government on the issues raised. Today, there are 37.5 million vehicles licensed for use on roads in Great Britain and petrol and diesel-powered vehicles account for around 99% of the UK’s passenger car fleet.
Stephen Marcos Jones commented: “The downstream oil industry supports constructive policies to address road transport emissions. All measures would need to be carefully considered, for example each option should be evaluated on a life cycle GHG basis, and practical impacts on consumers, industry, infrastructure, vehicle manufacture and alternative power source technology thoroughly researched and consulted upon. We look forward to continue liaising with government on the issues raised in today’s report”.
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Notes to Editors:
- UKPIA represents eight oil refining and marketing companies that operate the six major oil refineries in the UK and source over 85% of the transport fuels used. UKPIA members also own around 1,250 of the UK's 8,476 filling stations in the UK.
- UKPIA members supply over 33% of the UK’s primary energy needs and support the employment of 88,100 people across the UK.
- For a copy of Government’s Road to Zero Strategy, click here.