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Essar extends target for 400 branded outlets to five years

Essar UK has put back the target for expansion of its retail network to 400 outlets to five years, shortly after revealing plans to open its first company owned forecourt site.

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Major fuel thief jailed after high speed car chase

A fuel thief who attempted to evade arrest by driving at high speeds through Tunbridge Wells in Kent has been jailed.

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HMRC wins confiscation order for fraudsters assets

A Blackburn petrol station owner, who was jailed for selling hundreds of thousands of litres of illegal diesel to motorists, has been ordered to repay £133,660 in stolen taxes.

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High prices at motorway service stations criticised

Motorway service stations have been accused of profiteering after a survey of prices at 21 sites by insurance company Admiral.

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Mastermind of pipeline breaches found guilty

An Essex man who orchestrated the theft of hundreds of thousands of litres of fuel from an underground pipeline in Kent has been found guilty following a trial.

hydrogen refuelling at Shell Cobham

Call for funding equality for hydrogen and electric

The Government will not meet its target of 65 operational hydrogen refuelling stations by 2020 unless funding is increased, one of the main companies involved in the sector has warned.

petrol pumps

Weak pound pushing up the price for motorists filling up

Over the past year, UK drivers have suffered on average a 5.4ppl increase in pump prices as a consequence of the post-referendum weakening of the pound against the dollar, the latest AA Fuel Price Report has revealed.

Topaz to spend €26m on rollout of miles fuel

Irish fuel and convenience retailer Topaz has unveiled its new miles fuel brand in Ireland at an official launch event at its flagship service station at Junction 5 on the M9 Dublin/Waterford Road, Rathcrogue, County Carlow.

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Fuel prices fall 2ppl for second month during June

Fuel prices have fallen by 2ppl for the second month in a row, data from the latest RAC Fuel Watch report reveals.

Merril Boulton: editor

Supermarkets unleash a flurry of fuel price cuts

All the major supermarkets have announced price cuts at the pump, just as the RAC has released its latest report claiming that the drop in the price of oil and jump in the value of sterling should give retailers a chance to pass on savings.

End of the road for Seven Ways Service Station

Seven Ways Service Station, a BWOC site in Bristol, is closing down this week due to economic reasons, after failing to find a buyer.

Sentinel roll-out boosts Jet's quality fuels offering

The premium fuels market is growing across the UK and certainly for the Jet brand, according to Graham Clout, retail sales manager at Phillips 66, speaking at this week’s Forecourt Show.

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Topaz introduces new fuel brand

Irish forecourt operator Topaz is investing €6m in the roll-out of a new fuel brand, Miles, across its network, according to a report in The Irish Times.

Kevin Eastwood: Executive director, BOSS

Any losses from forecourt crime are unacceptable. We fully understand the pressure this type of crime places on retailers, police and government agencies but by developing new and improved ways of working between police and retailers we will reduce losses and increase recovery rates.

Fuel prices fall after year of rises

The price of fuel fell by more than 2.5ppl in March bringing the average price of petrol down to 117.54ppl and diesel to 119.54ppl, data from RAC Fuel Watch reveals.

Shop Doctor: In the surgery this month - Verwood Motors, Ringwood Road, Verwood, Dorset

LOCATION: My target, Verwood Motors, part of the Central Convenience Stores enterprise, is situated on the B3081 that runs through the town of Verwood, between the A31 and A354.

Kevin Eastwood: executive director BOSS

Police forces across the country are under pressure and forecourt retailers have a responsibility to help the police to use their limited resources effectively.

Shop Doctor: In the surgery this month - HKS Coalville, London Road, Coalville, Leics

LOCATION: Coalville, a former coal mining town in north west Leicestershire, lies on the A511 trunk road between Leicester and Burton upon Trent. This site is the first in the UK to be branded Essar.

Shop Doctor: In the surgery this month - Hill's Retail Redditch Service Station, Worcestershire

LOCATION: Hill's Retail Redditch Service Station is close to the new town estate of Winyates, in the middle of a large residential area. Situated on the B4497, it is also very close to a large Bristol Street Motors site and a Morrisons superstore that sells fuel.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 11 September 2017
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East120.35129.00119.55
East Midlands119.86129.58119.29
London120.5258.90130.58119.82
North East119.7959.90131.08119.43
North West120.04128.44119.52
Northern Ireland118.8763.50127.23118.22
Scotland119.94128.65119.20
South East120.54130.10119.82
South West120.37128.70119.51
Wales119.9059.90126.65119.23
West Midlands120.09129.80119.48
Yorkshire & Humber119.69130.32119.35

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