26.07.2016. Platts reports that BP is selling part of its stake in a major UK oil products pipeline system supplying fuel to London’s Gatwick and Heathrow airports.
As part of the sale plans, the UK oil major is also reportedly seeking buyers for its fuel storage terminals at Belfast, Hamble and Northampton, as well its stake in the Kingsbury terminal, a 50-50 joint venture with Shell.
The 650 km United Kingdom Oil Pipeline connects Shell’s former Shell Haven and Stanlow refiners and supplies more than half the fuel needs of the UK’s two biggest airports, according to the British Pipeline Agency UKOP’s operator,.
The route ships 7.5 million tonnes a year of mixed products to major oil terminals at Buncefield and Kingsbury with spurs to Northampton and Nottingham, carrying two grades of gasoline, two grades of jet and two grades of gas oil/diesel. UKOP currently draws its products from Essar’s Stanlow plant in northwest England.

26th July 2016