With the continuing focus on 'greener' fuels for road vehicles, do you believe electric power is the best alternative for petrol and diesel fuel?
The government is going ahead with plans to give it powers to force “large fuel retailers” and operators of motorway service areas to provide electric charging points and hydrogen refuelling facilities.
The PRA has urged the government to extend any concessions on business rates to the forecourt sector after suggestions that measures to support small businesses, especially those involved in hospitality, will be included in the March Budget.
Texaco Supreme will be relaunched in the UK on Monday March 6 with a “Save 10p per litre on Supreme Fuel” promotion across 100 sites in the North West.
Independent dealers have been praised by the AA for seizing the chance to undercut the fuel prices of the Big Four in its latest Fuel Price Report.
FUEL PRICES - WHOLESALE
FUEL PRICES - Retail
Location: This site is just off the M4, on Shepiston Lane, right near Heathrow Airport. Forecourt: Banners out the front of this spacious forecourt highlight the goodies inside including a Greggs and a Subway. One banner says 'Fuel your senses'.
When things aren't going with the Flow: What a labyrinth it can be when companies hive bits off here and there so that your supplier/service support becomes owned by another company. They will usually all claim business as usual but for those on the receiving end when it goes wrong it can be anything but.
How's trading been so far this year for you? While it's too early for any figures, conversations with retailers in both the petrol and hospitality sectors (regular readers will know that at EKW we've had a foot in both camps for many years), suggest that the recent post-Christmas 'quiet period' has been quieter than any they can remember.
I founded TLM Group Technology in 2011, having worked in the forecourt industry for nearly 20 years for various companies including LSL, Gilbarco and Torex. I started my career as a trainee and worked my way up to service engineer. I wanted to start my own company because I felt that there was a gap in the market for a pump maintenance business that focused on high quality service and expertise.