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Kent Oil Refinery, Isle of Grain.
1928 A fuel depot with an attached port was established.
1953 the Anglo-Persian Oil Company developed a large oil refinery, Kent Oil Refinery, in the south of the Isle of Grain. Over ten million tons of crude oil were processed annually.
This led to the establishment of the oil-fired power station at Grain and dual-fuel-capable power station at Kingsnorth. In practice, Kingsnorth used coal.
1982 The refinery was closed on 27 August.
The site was taken over by British Gas plc, which used a small part of the site for the storage of liquefied natural gas.