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.
Feedback from the 1,400+ people who took part in our four consultations, plus our ongoing meetings and conversations with local organisations and landowners, helped us to confirm our final route for the replacement pipeline. You can view the final route on our interactive map.
Following the final route announcement, we submitted our application for development consent to the Planning Inspectorate in May 2019 and it was accepted for examination in June 2019. The examination, undertaken by the Examining Authority on behalf of the Planning Inspectorate, ended on 9 April 2020. A decision on the outcome of our application by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is expected in October 2020.