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Transport accounts for 26% of UK greenhouse gas emissions, making it the highest emitting sector

Whether moving freight or passengers, transportation plays a major role in our society and economy. The transport sector can be broadly divided into four main areas – air, road, rail and marine. Currently, transport accounts for approximately one fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions due to its heavy reliance on energy-dense fossil fuels. Transport emissions reduction potential exists through changes such as modal shift, behavioural change, technological advancements, the use of non-fossil fuels and new business models.

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EI Barometer 2018 – decarbonising transport

1-11-2018
Rupinder Pamme and Kinga Niemczyk highlight EI members’ views on the opportunities and challenges of decarbonising the UK transport sector.

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New unit starts at Antwerp refinery to product high-value transport fuels

1-11-2018
ExxonMobil has commissioned a new unit at its Antwerp refinery in Belgium to convert heavy, higher-sulphur residual oils into high-value transportation fuels such as marine gasoil and diesel.The new 50,000 b/d unit expands the refinery’s capacity to meet demand for cleaner transportation fuel...

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EI Barometer 2018 – decarbonising transport

31-10-2018
Rupinder Pamme and Kinga Niemczyk highlight EI members’ views on the opportunities and challenges of decarbonising the UK transport sector.

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Energy Insight: Decarbonising transport in the United Kingdom

15-10-2018
In September 2018, British Prime Minister, Theresa May, told the delegates to the World’s first Zero Emission Vehicle Summit, held in Birmingham, that she wants to see Britain “leading from the front and working with industries and countries around the world to spearhead change”...

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Nissan and EDF Energy partner to advance low carbon transport

11-10-2018
French-owned utility firm EDF has set out a plan to become Europe’s largest provider of charging stations for electric vehicles by 2022. Jean-Bernard Levy, Head of EDF, claims the company aims to operate 75,000 charging stations on the continent, forecasting that electric vehicles will m...

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Events and training

Delivering Safety Culture Change using the Hearts and Minds Toolkit - May 2019

21-05-2019
This 3-day interactive training course and certificate will teach delegates the fundamentals of improving safety culture using the award-winning Hearts and Minds toolkit.  It will teach the fundamentals of safety culture change, focusing on the various stages of a culture change programme, from...

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Oil and Gas Industry Fundamentals 4-day training - June 2019

11-06-2019
This 4-day course is a leading course presented by an industry expert and practitioner. Delegates will cover the key sectors of the oil and gas industry from exploration through to fuel retailing. They will learn about the industry value chain covering conventional and unconventional resources, dril...

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NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety

9-09-2019
This NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil & Gas Operational Safety training will provide students with an industry recognised qualification for individuals with safety responsibilities in the oil and gas industry. The course is available as a 5-day classroom course, E-Learning and I...

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Supply and distribution: organisation, operations and economics - September 2019

10-09-2019
This 4-day training course is designed for those who are or will be operating in the Supply & Distribution functions and will provide the background knowledge to allow them to take the right decisions on how to supply the network at the right cost. 

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Delivering Safety Culture Change using the Hearts and Minds Toolkit - November 2019

5-11-2019
This 3-day interactive training course and certificate will teach delegates the fundamentals of improving safety culture using the award-winning Hearts and Minds toolkit.  It will teach the fundamentals of safety culture change, focusing on the various stages of a culture change programme, from...

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Technical guidance publications

EI Research report: Investigation into the possible risks arising from the presence and operation of lithium-ion (rechargeable) button cell energised devices in potentially flammable atmospheres associated with transport fuels

2018
Please note that an addendum was issued in September 2018 for this publication, it is available for download and present in both the sample pages and the full PDF.This report was undertaken to assess the possible ignition risks posed by rechargeable lithium-ion button cell energised devices in poten...

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Fuels for gas turbine engines

2018
Published by Landfall Press; Author: Eric Goodger. Since its emergence during WW2 as a viable alternative to the piston engine,the gas turbine engine has enjoyed a period of rapid development, becoming ubiquitous in the fields of both propulsive thrust and power generation. The related fuels ha...

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Design, construction, modification, maintenance and decommissioning of filling stations (known as the Blue Book)

2018
The fourth edition of Design, construction, modification, maintenance and decommissioning of filling stations (also known as the Blue Book) is essential reading for all those involved in the design, construction, modification, maintenance and decommissioning of facilities for the storage and dispens...

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Guidance on conceptual design, selection and life cycle assurance of products intended to improve integrity of bases of above-ground storage tanks holding petroleum, petroleum products or other fuels

2018
This publication is intended primarily for use by process safety specialists, designers, inspectors, regulators and operators and owners of facilities holding bulk stores of petroleum, petroleum products or other fuels in ASTs.The information provided in this publication aims to explain the multi-la...

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Guidance for planning for petroleum road tanker recovery following breakdowns in order to comply with UK legislation

2018
This guidance was commissioned by the Road Tanker Panel to help align understanding between relevant parties involved in petroleum road tanker recovery following a mechanical or vehicle system failure causing a breakdown. This publication provides recommendations for 'best practice' recovery, clarif...

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