Breaking: Just Stop Oil disrupts oil supplies from three key oil terminals

Supporters of Just Stop Oil have disrupted oil supplies from three key oil terminals in support of their demand that the UK government end new oil and gas projects in the UK.

Starting from around 4:40am today, actions took place at the Inter and Navigator Terminals in Essex and the Kingsbury terminal in Warwickshire, severely disrupting terminal operations. [1]

The Warwickshire action involved 7 people entering the Kingsbury terminal, climbing into loading bay pipework and locking on. 

In Essex the actions involved roadblocks and “tanker surfing” by groups of Just Stop Oil supporters on major tanker routes to and from the Inter and Navigator terminals including the Stonehouse Corner and Stoneness roundabouts.

It is expected that today’s actions will impact fuel availability at petrol pumps across England. According to recent reports from BEIS supplies of petrol and diesel at filling stations in some areas of the country are running at around half their usual level ahead of the Easter weekend. [2]

Since April 1st when supporters of Just Stop Oil first began blocking oil terminals there have been 965 arrests. The supporters of Just Stop Oil will continue the disruption until the government makes a statement that it will end new oil and gas projects in the UK. [3]

Alex, aged 16 from South London said:

“I’m taking action because I’m terrified of the future for my friends and family. If we do not act with urgency to end our reliance on fossil fuels, climate collapse will be inevitable, and that means we will lose everything. All our certainties, everything we rely on will go. We will be lucky to have enough food to eat. Oil will destroy everything.

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

“Ordinary people are the ones who are suffering the most from our fossil fuel dependency and yet they are deliberately kept in the dark about the impending catastrophe and have been fooled into thinking we need more oil and not less or that we can afford to wait out the current crisis. The truth is that there is never a good time to make such a massive change in our way of life, but the sooner the better. We cannot  carry on sleepwalking our way to disaster. “ 

Hannah, 23, from Brighton said

“I’m prepared to put my liberty on the line to force the government to stop new oil and gas projects. I won’t be a bystander while oil companies cream billions in profits, politicians hypocritically break the rules while cracking down on people who have legitimate reasons to protest and ordinary people are driven into abject poverty and misery. Enough is enough. I will stop when the government stops new oil and gas. Until then the disruption will continue. 

The Just Stop Oil Coalition is calling on all of those whose futures are being destroyed, who are facing poverty now, and who are outraged at yet another betrayal by this continuing dependence on oil and gas, to step up and take action. Join our zoom calls at 7pm. It’s 2022 and the time to stand by has passed.


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Notes to Editors

[1] Locations 

  • Inter Terminals UK Ltd, London Rd, Grays RM17 6YU
  • Navigator terminals Thames, Oliver Rd, West Thurrock, Grays, RM20 3ED
  • Kingsbury Oil Terminal, Tamworth, B78 2HA


[3] 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.

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