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Fifteen refineries have closed down in Europe since 2008, representing an 8% cut in capacity and the loss of 10,000 direct and 40,000 indirect jobs, Europia says.
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Europia, the association representing the European oil refining industry, sounds a similar note of caution.
"It is important to balance taxation for all energy sources to create a level playing field and technology-neutral approach for all energy products," said Isabelle Muller, secretary-general of EUROPIA, representing the European oil refining sector.
The European Petroleum Industry Association (EUROPIA) is calling on EU leaders meeting at a special energy (and innovation) summit on 4 February not to forget the crucial role of oil in the EU's industrial fabric.
(1) ACEA, CEFIC, CEMBUREAU, CEPI, CIAA, Euratex, Eurelectric, Eurofer, Eurometaux, Europia, Orgalime and BusinessEurope
Together with the European petroleum industry association Europia, the European Commission has launched a campaign to promote energy efficient driving.
"Since the alignment on calculation methodology is only partial, it is not immediately clear how this will lead to administrative simplification," counters Martin Suenson for the European Petroleum Industry Association (EUROPIA).
The report, by Friends of the Earth Europe, concludes that reductions inaGHG emissions of between 10.5% and 15.5% are possible through measures including less flaring and venting, energyaefficiency improvements and fuel switching in refineries.aThe report refutes arguments by industry association EUROPIA, and also by ExxonMobil, that the potential for oil refinery efficiency improvements is limited by rising demand for fuel and by financial and technological constraints.
The European Petroleum Industry Association (EUROPIA) is unhappy with several major provisions in a draft report by MEP Dorette Corbey (PES, Netherlands) amending the so-called Fuel Quality Directive (98/70/EC), which was adopted by the European Parliament's Environment Committee on 27 November.
The oil industry lobby group (Europia), supported by Vittorio Prodi (ALDE, Italy), argued that other uses of biomass might be better for the environment.