23 Aug 2023

European downstream oil industry safety performance

Report no. 8/23: The 2022 annual report on European downstream oil industry safety performance presents work-related personal injuries for the industry’s own employees and contractors and process safety performance indicators. Information was received from forty Concawe member companies and joint ventures comprised of member companies, together representing 96% of the European refining capacity. Total work hours reported (545 million) were around 2% lower in 2022 than in 2021.

In 2022, there were eleven fatalities reported by the industry, two Manufacturing staff, four Manufacturing contractors and five Marketing contractors. The number of Lost Workday Injuries (LWI) recorded in 2022 (568) is almost 11% higher than those in 2021 (513). The combined number of Tier 1 and 2 process safety events across Manufacturing and Marketing in 2022 decreased by around 8% since 2021 (226 releases in 2022, compared with 246 in 2021). This decrease is associated with Manufacturing process safety events as Marketing Tier 1 and Tier 2 events remained constant in 2022.

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