News

19 October 2021
Essar welcomes Government backing for HyNet North West
Essar Oil UK (‘EOUK’) is pleased to confirm today that HyNet North West (‘HyNet’) has been selected as a Track-1 cluster for the mid-2020s and will be taken forward into Track-1 negotiations as part of the UK’s Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) Cluster Sequencing Process.


14 October 2021
Essar submits planning application for hydrogen production plants
Essar Oil (UK) Ltd announced today that it had submitted a planning application to Cheshire West and Chester Council, seeking approval for the construction of hydrogen production plants at its Stanlow Manufacturing Complex in Ellesmere Port. 


13 October 2021
Essar employees support STEAM festival 2021
Essar was delighted to be the main sponsor of the 2021 Ellesmere Port STEAM festival, which was held at the National Waterways Museum in the town. 


6 October 2021
Essar confirms appointment of new Head of Marketing
Essar Oil UK is pleased to announce the appointment of Carlos Rojas as Head of Marketing and Logistics.


28th September 2021
Essar Oil UK announces agreement with HMRC
Essar Oil (UK) Limited (EOUK) confirms it has entered into a new time to pay agreement with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). 


25th September 2021
Essar Oil UK Statement re: Press Speculation
Further to an article published tonight on The Times website, itself an almost identical article to one published a week prior by Sky News.


23rd September 2021
Essar Chester Half Marathon returns to the city
The sun shone brightly as thousands of runners and spectators returned to the city for the 39th Essar Chester Half Marathon.


17th September 2021
Essar Oil UK provides Financing, VAT and Governance Update
Essar Oil (UK) Limited (“EOUK” or “the Company”) provides an update on its financing, VAT payments and Governance.


4th August 2021
Essar expands UK aviation footprint
Essar Oil (UK) Limited today announced it has begun supplying jet fuel directly to airlines at Cardiff Airport, with new deals having already been secured with various carriers that operate flights from the facility.


2nd August 2021
Essar Oil UK announces appointment of Chief Executive Officer
The Board of Directors of Essar Oil (UK) Limited (“EOUK”) today announced the appointment of Deepak Maheshwari as its Chief Executive Officer. 


30th July 2021
Essar Oil UK announces appointment of Advisory Council
Essar Oil (UK) Limited (“EOUK”) has announced the formation and appointment of the company’s first Advisory Council.  


14th July 2021
Tranmere Rovers and Club partner Essar deliver 100 shirts to local school
Tranmere Rovers in the Community along with Club partner Essar, have been working together to strengthen and widen our support with schools in the Cheshire area.  


12th July 2021
Essar strengthens Executive Leadership Team with senior appointment
Essar is pleased to announce the further strengthening of its Executive Leadership Team with the appointment of Karunakaran Hari as Chief Commercial Officer.


16th June 2021
Essar Oil UK appoints independent Non-Executive Director
Essar Oil (UK) Limited (“EOUK”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Bullock as independent Non-Executive Director.

15th June 2021
Essar demonstrates retail commitment with new build acquisition 
Essar has successfully exchanged contracts with Valley House Properties Limited (VHPL) to acquire a long term interest in the redevelopment of Lea Gate Service Station.


26th May 2021
Essar strengthens Executive Leadership Team with senior appointment
Essar is pleased to announce the further strengthening of its Executive Leadership Team with the appointment of Sunil Puri as the Company's General Counsel.


25th May 2021
Low carbon project at Stanlow secures Government backing
A new project that forms part of Essar’s plans to decarbonise the Stanlow Refinery in North West England has secured a £7.2m grant from the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund.


21st May 2021
Essar Oil UK reports on successful Financing and Governance changes
Essar Oil (UK) Limited (“EOUK”), which owns and operates the Stanlow Refinery, today announced that it has closed new financial arrangements of over US$850 million.


14th May 2021
Ministerial visit to Stanlow focuses on low carbon future
Essar was delighted to host a visit to Stanlow Refinery today by Andrew Stephenson MP, Minister of State at the Department for Transport. 


22nd April 2021
Essar Oil UK reports positive progress on financings
Essar Oil UK, the owner of the Stanlow Refinery, reported today that it has successfully addressed the required financing to replace the previous receivables facility.


21st April 2021
Essar donates £3,000 to support Warrington charity
A significant safety milestone at the Stanlow Manufacturing Complex has seen a £3,000 donation made to Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) charity, Families United (Warrington).


16th April 2021
Essar Oil UK expects positive cash flow in April 2021
Essar Oil UK reported today that sales of products1 from the Stanlow Refinery is expected to see a 63% year-on-year increase to 537kT in April 2021, in comparison to 329kT in April 2020. By way of comparison, sales in February 2020 were 661kT.


9th April 2021
Essar Oil UK Media Statement
Historically, Essar Oil UK has been a very profitable business that has attracted over $1 billion in investment since its acquisition in 2011.


8th April 2021
Essar strengthens Executive Leadership Team with senior appointment
Essar is pleased to announce the further strengthening of its Executive Leadership Team with the appointment of Mark Pennifold as Chief People Officer.


1st April 2021
Essar's continued commitment to industry standards, procedures and practices
Recently, Essar UK announced its industrial membership of The Welding Institute (TWI), one of the world's foremost independent research and technology organisations.


30th March 2021
Essar donates £3,000 to provide dementia support
A significant safety milestone reached at Essar Stanlow has seen a £3,000 donation made to The Alzheimer’s Society. The award recognises the recent achievement of reaching one million hours without a Recordable Injury at the Ellesmere Port site.


17th March 2021
UK’s drive to net zero leaps forward as HyNet North West awarded substantial funding
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has today awarded funding of £33 million as part of a £72 million project which will boost the region’s economy, create new jobs and drastically reduce the area’s industrial carbon footprint.


26th February 2021
Essar welcomes UK Government mandate on E10 petrol
Mark Amor, Head of Commercial at Essar, commented:  "We welcome the announcement by the UK Government that mandates higher ethanol content petrol - E10."


15th February 2021
Sustainable aviation fuel plant set for take off at Stanlow
Essar Oil (UK) Limited (Essar) is delighted to join forces with Fulcrum BioEnergy Limited (Fulcrum) and Essar’s subsidiary company Stanlow Terminals Limited to create a new facility which will convert non-recyclable household waste into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for use by airlines operating at UK airports.


4th February 2021
Essar Accredited Company Training Scheme (ACTS) reaccredited for another four years
Earlier this week we announced that our Accredited Company Training Scheme (ACTS), held with the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) had just been approved for reaccreditation for the next four years. Infrastructure Manager, Tracy Hughes, explains why she thinks the scheme continues to play an important role in the future of Essar UK.


1st February 2021
Essar celebrates reaccreditation of ICheme Scheme
Essar’s Accredited Company Training Scheme (ACTS) that we hold with the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has just been approved for reaccreditation for the next four years. We discuss with Lawrie Campbell, Graduate Process Technologist, why he thinks the IChemE accreditation plays an important role in the future of Essar UK and the worldwide benefits to society. 


18th January 2021
A thank you to NHS staff from Essar
Essar has joined forces with its retail dealers to give back to our front line NHS heroes, by offering them 10p per litre discount off their fuel from 18th January 2021.


13th January 2021
Essar and Progressive Energy join forces to deliver the UK's first low carbon hydrogen production hub
Essar, which operates one of the leading downstream energy businesses in the UK, and Progressive Energy, developers of HyNet North West, the UK’s leading industrial decarbonisation cluster, have joined forces to set up a venture to produce low carbon hydrogen at Essar’s Stanlow Refinery in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.


11th January 2021
Blog: How Essar Retail will provide secure and reliable solutions for forecourt traders in 2021
Ahead of the Forecourt Trader Awards, Byron Barker explains why the past 12 months have been testing for the industry, but highlights how Essar Retail can provide secure and reliable solutions to forecourt traders in 2021.


05th January 2021
Essar strengthens Executive Leadership Team with senior appointment
Essar is pleased to announce the further strengthening of its Executive Leadership Team with the appointment of Stephen McCaffrey as Chief Financial Officer.  


29th October 2020
Essar safety milestone raises £3,000 for local hospice 
Employees at Essar Stanlow have been able to make a valuable difference to a causes close to their hearts, thanks to the company's Let Give programme.


19th October 2020
Essar appoints Stein Ivar Bye as Chief Executive Officer
The Board of Essar Oil UK Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Stein Ivar Bye, as Chief Executive Officer. Stein will be based at the Stanlow Manufacturing Complex in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.


14th October 2020
Essar strengthens ASDA relationship with New Deal
We're pleased to announce a new agreement with ASDA for the supply of petrol and diesel in the Midlands.


19th August 2020
Essar safety achievement raises £3,000 for local charity summer programme 
A significant safety milestone at Essar Stanlow has seen a donation of £3,000 made to the Ellesmere Port based Boaty Theatre Company to support the delivery of their summer programme for local children.


18th August 2020
Essar strikes gold with RoSPA Health and Safety Award
Essar Oil UK's Stanlow Manufacturing Complex has achieved Gold in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK.


18th February 2020
World-first low carbon hydrogen projects in the North West win £13m Government backing
The UK Government's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has awarded £13m to fund two world-first hydrogen projects led by the HyNet consortium in the North West.


13th February 2020
Essar revs up its retail team with new appointment
Essar is pleased to announce that Byron Barker has joined its Retail Team, supporting the company’s rapidly growing network of stations in the UK.


28th January 2020
Essar Oil UK appoints Mark Wilson as Chief Executive Officer
Essar Oil UK today confirmed the appointment of Mark Wilson as Chief Executive Officer. He will be based at the Stanlow Manufacturing Complex and succeed S. Thangapandian.


11th June 2019
Essar continues network expansion with two new sites
Essar will continue the successful rollout of its retail offering in the UK this week, with the unveiling of two more MPK Garages sites seeing its national network grow to 71 sites.


30th May 2019
Essar strengthens retail team with key appointment
Essar is pleased to announce that Eva Jones has joined its Retail Team, supporting the company’s rapidly growing network of stations in the UK.


19th May 2019
Essar Chester Half Marathon
A welcome dip in the temperature first thing on Sunday morning gave over 5,000 main race runners and 1,000 family fun runners near perfect running conditions for the Essar Chester 2019 Half Marathon.


16th May 2019
Essar starts fuelling North East drivers
Essar has entered another phase of its exciting retail growth with the successful conversion of MPK’s high volume Chester Road station in Stanley, County Durham.


8th May 2019
Essar to receive acclaimed health and safety award
Essar at Stanlow has been handed a prestigious award in recognition of its practices and achievements in helping its employees and Business Partners get home safely at the end of the working day.


24th April 2019
Tracy McDermott Appointed Essar Head of HR
Essar Oil UK has announced the appointment of Tracy McDermott as Head of HR.


28th February 2019
Mark Amor appointed Essar Head of Commercial
Essar Oil UK has announced the appointment of Mark Amor as Head of Commercial for its rapidly expanding UK commercial operations.


22nd February 2019
Essar Oil UK has been confirmed as the new principal sponsor of this year’s Forecourt Trader Awards - the industry’s most prestigious awards programme
The long-established competition is the showcase for the petrol retailing industry – recognising and rewarding those businesses at the leading edge of their profession.


6th February 2019
Essar Oil UK Group acquires BP strategic assets to drive further growth
Essar’s total investment in the UK now stands at US $1 billion


24th January 2019
New roadside development for Essar as MPK site opens with Morrisons Daily
Essar has confirmed the first opening of a Morrisons Daily at one of its branded retail outlets at Moulsford in Oxfordshire, with several more planned to follow suit in 2019.


23rd January 2019
Essar Four Villages Half Marathon 2019
Essar was proud to support the 36th Four Villages Half Marathon on Sunday, which saw over 1,600 runners taking part. 


8th January 2019
Ramsay MacDonald appointed Essar Head of Retail
Essar Oil UK has announced the appointment of Ramsay MacDonald as Head of Retail for its rapidly expanding network of service stations in the UK.


7th January 2019
Essar Global repays all debt to Indian and foreign lenders
Essar Global today released a statement announcing the repayment of all debt to Indian and foreign lenders.


31st December 2018
Generous gift from Essar ensures a magical Christmas for local care leavers
The Ellesmere Port Christmas Dinner campaign, provided a memorable and meaningful Christmas day for 30 local care leavers, received a further boost of £3,500 from Essar at Stanlow.


18th December 2018
Eleven more sites join the Essar network
Essar today confirmed the successful launch of eleven more sites as part of their expanding UK retail network.

7th December 2018
Schoolchildren inspired by aviation experience
Children from schools local to Essar’s Stanlow refinery recently participated in a special visit to Cheshire College South and West (CCSW) in Ellesmere Port.


14th November 2018
Essar confirms significant retail expansion with MPK deal 
- Agreement sees rebrand of first BP site to company colours

Essar Oil UK today announced a new agreement with top independent MPK Garages to rebrand and supply an initial tranche of twelve sites.

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