UKPIA welcomes Gigastack project at Phillips 66 Humber Refinery

The UK Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA) welcomes the announcement of the renewable hydrogen Gigastack project in Northern Lincolnshire involving the Phillips 66 Humber Refinery.

Working in partnership with offshore wind company Ørsted, hydrogen producers ITM Power and with funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Gigastack project will allow the Phillips 66 site to utilise ‘green hydrogen’ produced from renewable energy in its operations and processes.

UKPIA Director-General Stephen Marcos Jones, said, “This project illustrates the potential outlined in UKPIA’s recently published ‘Future Vision’ report[1], demonstrating the major role the UK’s downstream oil sector can play in the  low-carbon energy transition. Working with renewable energy companies and in cooperation with government, this investment in ‘green hydrogen’ at Phillips 66’s Humber Refinery is an indication of how UK refineries can be world-leaders in decarbonising their manufacturing operations.

“With such innovative investments, UK refineries of the future will not only be able to cut emissions and protect high-skilled jobs but also increase the amount of low-carbon liquid fuels they produce as well, further supporting the UK’s ambition to reach ‘Net Zero’ by 2050.”

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Notes for editors:

  • The UK Petroleum Industry Association (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.
  • [1] UKPIA Future Vision Report https://www.ukpia.com/media/2230/ukpia-vision-july-2019.pdf], July 2019
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