Just Stop Oil blocks critical oil facilities for the fifth day in a row demanding an end to new oil and gas

For the fifth day in a row, supporters of Just Stop Oil have disrupted oil supplies from critical oil facilities in support of their demand that the UK government end new oil and gas projects in the UK. 

A group of approximately 20 people sat down in the road with banners at the gate to the Kingsbury Oil terminal in Warwickshire, causing tankers to be turned away. So far 5 people have been arrested, while those remaining are either glued or locked on.

A roadblock has also been established on a key tanker route to and from the Kingsbury Oil terminal near Junction 9 on the M42. Two people have climbed on top of a tanker to prevent it from moving.

Today’s actions follow the launch of the third part of the IPCC’s landmark Sixth Assessment Report yesterday during which UN Secretary General Antonio Gutterres said “Climate activists are sometimes depicted as dangerous radicals. But the truly dangerous radicals are the countries that are increasing the production of fossil fuels.”  [1]

Thalia Carr, 60 from Oxfordshire who is on the road at Kingbury this morning said: 

“The IPCC said yesterday that nobody is taking action at the speed we need to avoid wars, starvation and billions of refugees which will be the inevitable result of a broken climate with multiple extreme weather events. How can that be? I’m sure it makes most people think, ‘well it can’t be that bad’. Unfortunately that’s not true. It is that bad and no-one is doing anything on the scale and at the speed we need. Nothing I have tried so far has made a tiny bit of difference so I am forced to put my whole self out there and hope that the government will listen before it is too late.”

Claudia Penna Rojas, 24, a student, from Latin America said:

“The UN Secretary General said yesterday that the world was on a fast track to climate disaster, so why then is the UK government planning to licence over 40 new oil fields? The reality is that everything good, all that we love, the lives of our children…are all at stake. The need for large-scale, radical civil resistance has never been more urgent. This is the fight for our lives and we all need to be a part of it. It’s the only chance we’ve got.”

Miranda Whelehan, 21 a student from Brighton said, 

“The government and the media sell us a lie that it is impossible to stop oil. We are told there is not enough money for renewables, whilst they drip more than one million pounds an hour into the overflowing pockets of UK oil companies. I do not want a future that is dependent on a resource that funds war, climate breakdown, and poverty. I want to live and I want others to have the future they deserve. And that is just not possible whilst we continue with oil.” 

The Just Stop Oil Coalition is calling on all of those whose futures are being destroyed, who are facing poverty and who are outraged at the prospect of continuing our dependence on fossil fuels to step up and take action, join our daily zoom calls at 7pm. It’s 2022 and the time to stand by has passed.


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Notes to Editors

[1] https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/04/1115452


 About Just Stop Oil

Just Stop Oil is a coalition of groups working together to demand that the government immediately halt all future licensing and consents for the exploration, development and production of fossil fuels in the UK.

We must urgently end our reliance on fossil fuels to avoid irreversible changes in the earth’s climate system. We cannot continue to burn fossil fuels in the belief that future developments in carbon capture and storage and other so-called “unicorn technologies” will allow us to suck vast quantities of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. 

The UK must begin this process immediately. It starts by calling a halt to any further fossil fuel projects on the UK Continental Shelf. That would give us eight years of fossil fuel production left in which to rapidly transition to a zero carbon economy.

Everyone knows we have to engage in massive changes. Just Stop Oil is a coalition of groups demanding the no-brainer things be done immediately – actions that will reduce the demand for fossil fuel energy dramatically such as insulating our homes, rethinking how we travel, getting on with renewable energy and making sure no-one is left behind. 

We either come together as humanity or we die. Youth know which they choose. They have already chosen. They are in the streets to demand a future. We are all in the streets to make sure they get it. It’s as basic as that.

Further information about Just Stop Oil and our demands here: https://www.juststopoil.org