We (Esso Petroleum Company, Limited) launched our Southampton to London Pipeline Project late in 2017. The project proposes to replace 90km of our 105km underground aviation fuel pipeline that runs from our Fawley Refinery near Southampton, to our West London Terminal storage facility in Hounslow.
We have now concluded our third consultation for the project. Feedback from the 1,400+ people who have taken
part in the consultations, plus our ongoing meetings and conversations with local organisations and landowners,
has helped us to confirm our final route for the replacement pipeline (subject to our continued compliance with the
Planning Act 2008).
We would like to thank everyone who took part in our most recent design refinements consultation, and to those who
participated in our first two consultations in spring and autumn 2018. Having listened to feedback and considered
technical information we are confident that we have, on balance, selected the most appropriate route for the
replacement pipeline in accordance with the project’s guiding principles.
We applied a set of guiding principles throughout each stage of the project. Our guiding principles favour a
Our interactive map shows the final route we will include within our application for development consent to the Planning Inspectorate in late spring 2019.