The Fuel Industry

The fuel industry encompasses everything from exploring new sources of fuel to extraction. Our economies, environment and day to day lives are heavily influenced by fuel so it’s well worth having an insight into the fuel industry and where it’s going in the future.

Fuel Companies

BP, Shell and Texaco are names almost all motorists will recognise as just some of the handful of large companies that dominate the fuel industry. You can learn more about the companies you buy your fuel from then below.


  • BP is one of Britain’s largest companies and one of the world’s largest oil and petrochemicals groups…

  • Esso began as the Anglo American Oil Company in 1888…

  • Shell produces 20% of Britain’s crude oil, 17% of its gas and 15% of its petrochemicals…

  • Texaco products first went on sale in the UK 80 years ago and since then the brand has continued to steadily grow…

  • Total has been marketed in the UK since 1955 and was set up as Total Oil Great Britain Ltd…

  • Tesco, like most of the supermarket petrol stations initially started selling branded petrol…

  • The first Sainsburys petrol station opened in 1974 selling the Sainsburys brand…

  • Many of Morrisons’ large stores have petrol stations, over 100 in total….

  • Asda has over 160 petrol stations at their stores across the UK…
  • The Supply Chain

    From deep underneath the sea bed to the tank in your car. The process of how fuel companies supply us with fuel explained.

  • Fermentation

    A look at how we can create ethanol through fermentation which when mixed with petrol is better for our environment.