The chemical industry comprises the companies that produce industrial chemicals. Central to the modern world economy, it converts raw materials (oil, natural gas, air, water, metal, fibres, paints, pharmaceutical ingredients and minerals) into more than 70,000 different products.

There are over

Employed in this sector in the Humber

Phillips66 supplies enough petroleum products to keep

on the road each day

Did You Know?


2 major oil refineries & 5 power stations in the region provide 27% of the UK’s oil refinery production

The Humber area has

Power Stations


Phillips66 Refinery supplies 20% of all UK petroleum products

The Humber has the UK’s 2nd largest chemical cluster with eight world-class chemicals and green energy businesses being housed on the banks of the Humber at Salt End Chemicals Park.

Rolling out CCS and Hydrogen Technologies in the Humber & Teesside industrial clusters will support

Will there be opportunities available?


By 2030, the UK Chemical Industry will have further reinforced its position as the country’s leading manufacturing export and enabled the chemistry-using industries to increase their GVA contribution to the UK Economy by 50%, from £195 billion to £300 billion.

Rolling out CCS and Hydrogen Technologies in the Humber & Teesside industrial clusters will support 19,000 direct jobs per year between 2024-203, peaking at 30,200 in 2027.

The pharmaceutical industry is seeing competition from emerging economies for bulk manufacture. However, development and innovation still remain strong, so is likely to remain an important sector of the economy over the coming decades. Manufacturing will be dependent on the quality of research and development activity.


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