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Fawley oil refinery expansion gets go-ahead

Plans to create a new £800m diesel plant at the UK's largest oil refinery have been agreed by councillors. Esso is to build a hydrogen-generating plant, an automotive diesel oil production facility and diesel storage tank at Fawley, near Southampton.

New Forest District Council planning committee agreed the application, which had been recommended for approval.

Fawley refinery, on Southampton Water, covers an area of more than 1,000 hectares (about 2,500 acres) on the edge of the New Forest and provides 20% of the UK's refinery capacity.

Posted 13/09/2019 10:09

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