The CLH Group generates over 10,000 jobs in Spain and has an annual economic impact of over 620 million euros

  • The company also contributes to preventing the release of over 370,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions
  • CLH’s activities have a positive impact on other sectors of the economy, primarily industrial sectors

The CLH Group’s activities generate more than 10,000 direct and indirect jobs in Spain, with an economic impact of over 620 million euros in Spain’s GDP, according to KPMG’s first report on “The CLH Group’s Contribution to the Development of Spanish Society.”

According to this report, the CLH Group’s directly contributes 293 million euros to the Spanish economy, with an indirect impact of 139 million euros (increase in the activity of CLH’s providers). These two figures, when added to the impact of providers in other sectors (192 million), sum up to 624 million euros – more than twice the company’s operating profits.

The company’s activities have a positive impact on other economic sectors, primarily the energy industry (28%), chemical product manufacturing (12%) and extractive industries (11%).

The CLH Group’s activities also provide direct employment for 1,379 workers and have an impact of nearly 9,000 additional jobs, including indirect and induced employment. This means that for every direct job created within the company, 6 more job positions are created among direct and indirect providers, as well as in other sectors.

The report also highlights the high quality of employment created by the company, as 91% of CLH Group jobs are permanent contracts, with an average seniority of 19 years per employee. Another important company value is providing equal opportunities, allocating 53% of new hires for technical positions to women.

Savings for consumers

The report prepared by KPMG also features the consumer savings generated by the CLH system. Thanks to the company’s high level of efficiency, the impact of the logistical services provided by CLH accounts for less than one cent euro per litre over the fuel’s final price.

Investing in new technologies and continuous optimisation of resources also allows CLH to continuously update its prices at values below the annual Consumer Price Index (CPI), or even reduce them, as in 2016.

The report also highlights the CLH Group’s collaboration with the Public Administration in hydrocarbon tax collection. Up to 80% of the State’s tax income for hydrocarbons are collected by the CLH Group, reaching over 10,300 million euros in 2015, which could theoretically cover the 2015 budgeted expenses for the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (6,024 million euros) and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (2,862 million euros).

Reducing lorry traffic and CO2 emissions

The report also points out that the CLH Group’s activities notably reduce road and ocean tanker traffic, as well as pollutant emissions, by using pipelines to transport petroleum products.

The use of the company’s pipelines means that over 670,000 fewer lorries are driving on Spanish roadways (the equivalent number of vehicles that would have been required to transport the fuel circulated through CLH’s network in 2015).

This system also prevents over 370,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions from being released into the atmosphere per year (the equivalent amount of emissions that would be generated from other more highly pollutant modes of transport).

In addition, the company invested nearly 13 million euros last year in several environmental projects, the majority of which was dedicated to facility improvements and environmental protection for infrastructure.

The company also invested over 6.5 million euros in the development of various innovation projects for the continuous improvement of all company activities. 

Supply guarantee

The report also discusses the major role the company plays in land organisation thanks to its pipeline network, which ensures easy, safe access to energy. The CLH Group is responsible for timely, reliable storage and management of energy resources in order to ensure that the demand is always met.

The CLH Group also provides storage capacity for maintaining minimum safety reserves in Spain and other countries, which contributes to stability when supply problems or other emergency circumstances arise, thereby decreasing dependence on external energy sources.
The CLH Group currently provides these services to the Strategic Petroleum Product Reserves Corporation (CORES) in Spain and the National Oil Reserves Agency (NORA) in Ireland, in addition to various other operators.

About CLH

The CLH Group is the leading company engaged in the transport and storage of oil products in the Spanish market. In Spain, it has a pipeline network over 4,000 kilometres in length and 40 storage facilities with capacity for 8 million cubic metres, as well as 28 airport facilities.

At international level, the company is present in the United Kingdom, through CLH-PS, where it manages an infrastructures network composed of 2,000 kilometres of oil pipelines and 16 storage facilities with one million cubic metres' capacity.

CLH is also developing a major project in the Sultanate of Oman, where it has established a company named OLC in conjunction with Orpic, which is currently building a 300-kilometre oil pipeline and a storage facility.

In addition, following a tender process, Dublin Airport Authority recently awarded the subsidiary CLH Aviation Ireland the rights to operate and renovate the fuel storage terminal at Dublin Airport.