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UK’s fuel resilience to be discussed by experts as part of pre-legislative scrutiny

9 July 2021

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee will hear evidence on Tuesday morning from sector, academic and Government witnesses as part of its pre-legislative scrutiny of the Government’s draft Downstream Oil Resilience Bill.

The Government’s intention is that the bill will address threats to the security of the UK’s fuel supply.

It hopes the draft bill will do this by providing powers to ensure resilience in the downstream oil sector, including companies involved in the refining, importing, distribution and marketing of oil products.

Launched in June, the Committee’s inquiry will examine in detail an early draft of the bill before a final version is drawn up by the Government.


Tuesday 13 July

At 11.30am

  • Paul Stevens, Distinguished Fellow from Chatham House international affairs think tank
  • Peter Davidson, Executive Director of the Tank Storage Association
  • Mark Prouse, Deputy Director of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Further information

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