Essar Oil (UK) Limited, which owns and operates the Stanlow Refinery at Ellesmere Port, has confirmed a new agreement with Etihad Airways for the direct supply of aviation fuel at Manchester Airport. Essar commenced supply to Etihad on Saturday 1st July 2017.
This deal strengthens Essar’s aviation proposition in the UK, with the company now having direct jet fuel supply agreements in place with major airlines operating out of Manchester, Heathrow and Leeds Bradford airports.
Essar Stanlow produces 16% of the UK’s road transport fuel demand and manufactures over two billion litres of jet fuel each year, playing a key role in the country’s aviation industry. It currently supplies, on a wholesale basis, a significant proportion of Manchester Airport as well as Liverpool John Lennon and other regional airports’ jet fuel demand.
S. Thangapandian, Chief Executive Officer at Essar Oil UK, commented: “This is another significant step in realising our objective of value chain integration by combining our refinery supply strength with our marketing capabilities in the aviation sector. This is aligned with our strategy of expanding the downstream presence of the business.”
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