Energy and environment
Competitiveness in Europe
The oil-refining and chemical industry play an important role in the European economy. However, European competitiveness is under pressure due to overcapacity, increasing global competition and stricter legislation and regulations.
Refinery sector: extremely important for the European economy
The refinery sector provides jobs directly and indirectly for hundreds of thousands of people in Europe. It is one of the most innovative sectors in terms of processes and products.
European competitiveness under pressure
Despite the crucial role that refineries and chemical plants fulfil in the European economy, the sector currently faces various challenges that put its competitiveness under pressure.Learn more
We continue to invest
The oil-refining and chemical sector invests continually in improving efficiency, safety, product quality and environmental performance.Learn more