Oil: Scotland

(asked on 8th February 2024) - View Source

Question to the Department for Energy Security & Net Zero:

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether an assessment has been made of the potential (a) maritime and (b) environmental impact of the increased use of Finnart oil terminal in the event of the closure of Grangemount refinery.


Answered by
Andrew Bowie Portrait
Andrew Bowie
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
This question was answered on 19th February 2024

The matter of maritime activity in Clydeport including Finnart oil terminal is a matter for Transport Scotland for devolved matters, and the Department for Transport for reserved matters. As such, the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero has not conducted an assessment of maritime impacts of the use of Finnart Oil terminal. Finnart terminal is currently in use in both an import and export capacity for a variety of oils.

Any assessment of environmental impacts as a result of changing functions of the oil terminal is a matter for the company to consider with the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency.

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