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Ineos tells Starmer to reverse ‘no new North Sea gas or oil’ pledge or risk future of Grangemouth

The refinery that supplies much of Scotland and northern England’s petrol and diesel could be at risk of cutbacks or even closure if Labour pushes ahead with plans to ban new oil and gas projects in the North Sea, its owners have warned.

Andrew Gardner, the chairman of Petroineos, said Sir Keir Starmer’s promise to block new fossil fuel developments risked starving the Grangemouth refinery of feedstock and could threaten its existence.

He said: “We want to keep jobs and manufacturing here but Labour hasn’t understood that we need supplies. I need natural gas, ready, cheap and available as a feedstock.”

Mr Gardner delivered his warning about the site’s future directly to Labour’s leaders last week, leading a delegation of Ineos executives at the party’s annual conference in Liverpool. He has also met with Sir Keir.

Grangemouth, which is part of Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s Ineos empire, is Scotland’s only remaining crude oil refinery, producing most of the petrol, diesel, heating oil and aviation fuel used in Scotland and other markets in northern England and Northern Ireland.

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