About: oil refinery

Energy 23-05-2018

Neftohim refinery boss: Europe’s refining sector will consolidate, improve

The number of oil refineries in Europe is likely to decrease but those that remain will be truly competitive, highly technological and highly efficient, Ilshat Sharafutdinov told EURACTIV in an interview.
Economy & Jobs 19-04-2018

Greece launches tender for Hellenic Petroleum privatisation

Greece launched an international tender on Wednesday (18 April) to sell a majority stake in its biggest oil refiner, Hellenic Petroleum, as agreed under its third international bailout.
Energy 05-12-2017

Refiners accuse EU lawmakers of ‘bias’ towards electric vehicles

EU policy on vehicle emissions is biased towards electrification, the trade association FuelsEurope argued on Monday (4 December), as it presented a study suggesting that a gradual switch from diesel to zero-emissions cars would have almost no impact on urban air quality by 2030.
Energy 11-09-2017

John Cooper: On fossil fuels, the European public is ‘a little bit misled’

A lot is at stake for the energy security of Europe if political correctness was to dictate imposing one technology against the other, John Cooper, Director General of FuelsEurope told EURACTIV.com.
Energy 22-08-2017

Fire at Dutch refinery reveals Europe’s dependence on imported diesel

Europe is known to be dependent from imported crude oil. But an incident at the EU’s biggest refinery has shown that the European continent has also become dependent on import of diesel fuel.
Energy 08-11-2016

LUKoil vice president: EU taxes are killing the refinery business

LUKoil would be delighted to sell the EU gas, but it cannot, as Gazprom has a monopoly on Russia's gas exports. However, the gas LUKoil discovered on the Romanian shelf will directly supply the EU, Leonid Fedun told EURACTIV.com.
Energy 26-05-2016

Romanian refinery business airs ‘geopolitical’ fears

The head of the Romanian company supplying crude oil to the country's refineries has warned of a ‘geopolitical situation’ that may block the Black Sea and dry up the sector, unless the EU helps build pipelines to bring crude oil from the Italian port of Trieste.
01-03-2016

ETS reform to quadruple refiners’ carbon costs, industry says

The next phase of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) will nearly quadruple European refiners' carbon costs to around 23 euro cents per barrel, up from six cents now, the head of the European refiners' industry body said on Tuesday.
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John Cooper from FuelsEurope
Energy 25-02-2016

6th EU Refining Forum will take place on 1 March 2016

An interview with John Cooper, Director General of FuelsEurope ahead of the 6th EU Refining Forum
Energy 19-01-2016

Spain seizes on end of Iran’s sanctions with plan for joint refinery

Iran and Spain are discussing the construction of an Iranian-owned oil refinery at the Gibraltar strait, the Spanish foreign minister said on Monday, a day after sanctions against the economically isolated Islamic republic were lifted.
Energy 16-07-2015

Romanian tax case threatens Lukoil shutdown in EU

Russia’s biggest private oil producer, Lukoil, has turned to Commission Vice-President Maroš Šef?ovi?, to help solve a court case that threatens its operations in Europe, officials from the company told a small group of Brussels journalists on Wednesday (15 July).
Agnia Grigas
Energy 31-10-2014

The EU’s unsresolved issue of the Russian embargo against Lithuania’s oil refinery

Many have correctly perceived the 8 year-old oil embargo against the Lithuanian oil refinery Orlen Lietuva as Moscow’s political vendetta against Vilnius. Nonetheless, the complete picture is more complex, writes Agnia Grigas.

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