Kingsbury Oil Terminal
Kingsbury Oil Depot - geograph.org.uk - 70103.jpg
General information
TypeOil storage depot
LocationKingsbury, Warwickshire
AddressTrinity Road
Kingsbury
Tamworth
Staffordshire
CoordinatesCoordinates: 52°34′24″N 1°40′20″W / 52.5732°N 1.6723°W / 52.5732; -1.6723
Completed1960s
OwnerEssar
Warwickshire Oil Storage Limited
Valero Energy
Shell
British Pipeline Agency

Kingsbury Oil Terminal is an oil storage depot located to the northeast of the village of Kingsbury, Warwickshire, England. It was opened in the late 1960s and serves the Midlands region. It is the largest inland oil storage depot in the United Kingdom.[1] The main operators at the site are Essar, Warwickshire Oil Storage Limited and Valero Energy Corporation.[2] The site also has facilities from Shell and pipeline operations from the British Pipeline Agency.[3]

In August 2006 the terminal was targeted by terrorists as part of a terror plot involving several sites across the country.[4]

References

  1. ^ "We couldn't cope with oil fire here". Birmingham Mail. 12 December 2005. Retrieved 15 July 2008.
  2. ^ "Safety advice and guidance for Kingsbury residents". Warwickshire County Council. 19 June 2007. Archived from the original on 16 June 2011. Retrieved 16 February 2009.
  3. ^ "EmergencyManagement.org.uk".
  4. ^ "Alleged terrorists researched Kingsbury oil terminal". Birmingham Post. 4 April 2008. Retrieved 15 July 2008.