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Weekly Edition - Published  18 April 2016


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Oil Tankers Coming To The City For FPS EXPO 2016

LIVERPOOL is expecting an influx of oil tankers and over 1800 visitors from around the world on 20 April and 21 April 2016, for this year's FPS EXPO 2016 a trade exhibition for the oil distribution industry.

Hosted by The Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS), the trade association for the oil distribution industry in the UK and Republic of Ireland, the oil tankers and their associated industry are arriving in the City for the 1st time in the 36 year history of the event to exhibit at the new venue Exhibition Centre Liverpool (ECL).

"It's a great time to be hosting an event all about oil heating while the price of oil is so low for consumers.  The 50,000 households who rely on heating oil across the North West are currently paying £731 per annum according to Sutherland Tables, provider of comparative home heating costs for the most common fuels in the UK and Republic of Ireland, compared to £1503 for those using LPG, £1600 per annum for those on Electric, £1453 for those with air source heat pump radiators, £1332 for those using wood pellets and £1,027 for those using a mains gas boiler so heating oil is currently cheaper than mains gas." says FPS Chief Executive Mark Askew.

FPS Marketing and Events Manager Dawn Shakespeare comments:- "This is the first time FPS EXPO has exhibited in Liverpool and there are over 120 companies exhibiting across 8100 sq. metres including new names for 2016 Wincanton, Suttons Group, TIP Trailer Services UK Ltd, Essar Oil UK Ltd, Liquip UK PTY Ltd, Backwatch Safety, In Control Projects Ltd and Tyretracks Ltd alongside long standing exhibitors MAN Truck and Bus UK Ltd, Philips 66 UK, G Magyar SA, RTN Lakeland Limited, Mabanaft, Scania, and Williams Tanker Services Ltd.  In its 36th year this event is highly regarded both within and outside the industry and around 1800 key personnel from across the world are forecast to attend. Senior professionals from across the UK, Europe and as far afield as the USA and China will be visiting the exhibition to discover what's new in the industry. Liverpool benefits from an excellent communications network and visitors can travel to the venue easily from anywhere in the UK or overseas thanks to the motorway network, rail links, and the nearby international airport and the ferry terminals.  It's fantastic that not only is it a new venue for us but it's a new venue for the city, as the ECL only opened in September 2015. We're excited about the extra space this venue provides, with exhibitors having much bigger stands and visitors more space to browse."

Since its launch in 1980 FPS EXPO has become the largest event dedicated to the oil distribution and fuel industry.

"The interest in Liverpool has been phenomenal and we are hoping our After Show Party at Circo Liverpool, a unique circus themed bar and restaurant boasting spectacular panoramic views of Liverpool's historic Albert Dock, on the Thursday evening will be a great end to the exhibition. Again this is a 1st for FPS EXPO, normally we have a black tie event, but this year we wanted the exhibition to end with a bang and we felt a circus themed venue would add to the uniqueness of the 2016 exhibition; new venue, new City, new exhibitors, new products and a new after show event. We hope to make FPS EXPO 2016 our biggest and best event of the past 36 years." Dawn Shakespeare adds.


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