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ESSAR signs LANDMARK SUPPLY DEAL WITH LIVERPOOL AIRPORT

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The deal brings Essar’s total number of airport agreements to six, which
includes Manchester, Birmingham, and London Stansted


Essar Oil (UK) Limited, which owns and operates the Stanlow refinery in
Ellesmere Port, recently announced that it has signed a major new
agreement with Liverpool John Lennon Airport for the direct supply of
aviation fuel to commercial airlines.

As per an official release from the company the new access agreement
will allow Essar to supply fuel directly to airlines at the wingtip and
marks another step in Essar’s growing aviation fuels business, as air
travel continues to recover from the effects of the pandemic.

The deal brings Essar’s total number of access agreements to six
airports across the UK, which includes Manchester, Birmingham, and
London Stansted, and adds to Essar’s growing portfolio of commercial
carrier clients, with discussions with other potential partners already
underway as part of Essar’s ambition for further growth.

Essar, which supplies 16% of the UK’s road transport fuels, is one of
the largest producers of jet fuel in the UK and plays a vital role in
the North West’s aviation industry, whilst Liverpool John Lennon Airport
is one of the longest established operational airports in the UK,
transporting over 5 million passengers each year.

The agreement will shore up the airport’s domestic fuel supply, reducing
reliance on global supply chains and imports, benefitting from Essar’s
continued strategy to bolster energy security in the UK. Now more than
ever, the UK needs local, reliable, and resilient sources of energy from
suppliers who are looking to the future said the release from Essar.

Essar is committed to playing a key role in the decarbonisation of the
UK economy, developing the clean, low-carbon energies of the future. As
part of that, Essar is developing plans to produce and supply
sustainable jet fuel from Stanlow to airports across the UK from 2026.

The deal follows the news that Essar’s domestic sales volumes have risen
to a new high since Covid restrictions were lifted, as announced in
their quarterly operations and trading update earlier this month.

Mr. Adam Brayne, Head of Aviation & Business Development at Essar Oil
(UK), commented: “Essar’s Stanlow refinery has manufactured Aviation
fuels which have been supplied to Liverpool Airport since the 1930s. It
therefore seems only fitting that, after close to a century of
collaboration and shared history, Essar and Liverpool John Lennon
Airport should further strengthen such a key North West regional
partnership.

“Over the last decade, we have embarked on a major investment programme
to upgrade Essar Stanlow’s infrastructure and future-proof this national
manufacturing asset. We are delighted to be supporting such a valued
local partner, whilst continuing to play a key role in Britain’s energy
security.”

Mr. John Irving, Chief Executive Officer, Liverpool John Lennon Airport,
commented: “The airport has a long-standing relationship with the
Stanlow refinery which has been further strengthened with Essar joining
us in our open access fuel operations.

“The airport has had a successful year in attracting new airlines
including Lufthansa and PLAY which has established new routes. We are
delighted this agreement provides more fuel choice for our commercial
airline partners and we look forward to developing future
opportunities.”

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