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Kent Oil Refinery, Isle of Grain.
1928 A fuel depot with an attached port was established.
1953 the Anglo-Iranian 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.
1982 The refinery was closed by BP 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.