Who we are

Essar Oil (UK) Limited (Essar Oil UK) owns and operates the Stanlow Manufacturing Complex, located on the south side of the Mersey Estuary near Liverpool. Stanlow plays a key part in the national economy, producing over 16% of the UK's transport fuels.

One of the leading players in the UK’s oil and chemical industry

This equates to an annual production of over 4.4 billion litres of diesel, 3 billion litres of petrol and 2 billion litres of jet fuel. Our process units optimise our output, with over 9 million tonnes of crude oil and feed-stock processed each year, making us one of the biggest refineries in the country.

In simple terms, we buy crude oil and process it into vital fuels such as petrol, diesel and jet fuel, together with other chemical products.

We are a major supplier in North-West England with customers including most of the major retail brands operated by the international oil companies and the hypermarkets, together with Manchester Airport and the region’s trains and buses. This effectively means that whatever mode of transport you use in the region, it is likely it could be running on fuel provided by our refinery.

Stanlow enjoys a number of advantages such as its close location to Liverpool and Manchester, impressive scale and Europe’s largest residue cat cracker. Most importantly, we employ over 900 highly-trained and loyal staff who are at the heart of everything we do.

At Essar Oil UK, we have an embedded safety culture, technically challenging work and provide some of the best training available in the industry. As one of the leading players in the oil and chemical industry, we are constantly looking to improve every aspect of our business.

Essar Group

Essar Oil UK is a wholly owned subsidiary of Essar Energy Limited. Essar is a multinational corporation with annual revenues of US$35 billion and investments in Steel, Energy, Infrastructure and Services. With operations in more than 29 countries, it employs over 60,000 people.

See the section on Global presence.