Old Photograph Briggs Refinery Dundee Scotland

Old photograph of Briggs Refinery in Dundee, Scotland. In 1931 William Briggs built a refinery in Dundee adjacent to the Gas Works, to process the coal tar produced at the gas works but subsequently switched to recovering the more valuable fractions from bitumen. In 1949 Branches were opened in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leicester, Liverpool and Norwich, England. Dundee was the only oil refinery in Scotland other than the Grangemouth complex. In 1968 the Dundee refinery was sold to Tarmac but has retained its own identity. In 1992 the Dundee refinery was sold to the specialist Swedish refiner Nynas Petroleum Group.

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