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Expresso Plus is a hit

A Budgens/Shell franchise located between Shepton Mallet and Yeovil has become one of the latest forecourts to install an Expresso Plus Lavazza hot beverage machine.

Durapipe PLX provides solution

Durapipe'e PLX pipework system is being used at Westmorland's Gloucester Service Station, a £40m project to construct two new service stations on the M5 between J11a and J12.

Nisa's new EPOS saves retailer lots of time

Nisa is trialling its new Epositive Evolution system at single convenience stores and will be rolling out the trial to fuel sites later this year.

UNITI expo organisers promise enhancements for 2016 event

The organisers of UNITI expo, the trade fair for the petroleum sector, have announced a number of enhancements for the next event.

OPV valves launched

Franklin Fueling Systems has launched the new Defender Series of Overfill Prevention Valves (OPVs).

Adler acquires MTB

Harrogate-based environmental services provider Adler and Allan has taken over MTB Environmental at Hamble-le-Rice, Southampton.

Ma Fra introduces Italian chemicals

A company has been set up to distribute car wash chemicals from the Italian company Ma Fra in the UK. Tony Davies, director of Ma Fra Limited, said the superior chemical performance and reduced dosing were already bringing cash savings of 60% to 70% on the chemical costs of both rollover and jet wash operators.

Technology speeds up truck wash throughput

Motorway services company Moto Hospitality has made considerable savings at its Truckwash facilities at Toddington, Donington Park and Cherwell Valley after introducing technology to improve customer throughput.

CCTV developed for unmanned operation

High-tech CCTV systems have now developed to a stage where they are a viable way of operating unmanned forecourts and allowing 24-hour operation of sites that are manned during the day, according to Farsight Security Services.

Jos Richardson & Son invests in energy reduction measures

Jos Richardson & Son has taken the opportunity of a full refit of its Primrose Valley Service Station at Hunmanby, between Bridlington and Filey in East Yorkshire, to introduce a range of energy-saving measures.

BigBrother detects crooks planning drive-offs

BigBrother, the specialist forecourt security innovator, has launched AutoAlert, an interactive software module which allows site staff to recognise false or stolen licence plates prior to authorising a pump.

My Phillips 66 is the new portal for Jet retailers

By John Wood

Tokheim Eye shortlisted for business award

The Tokheim Eye forecourt security and retail system, which brings pumps, payment and imagery equipment together, has been shortlisted for a national business award.

Cloud showcase

Wayne Fueling Systems showcased Wayne Cloud Solutions with industry partners Intel Corporation, Wincor Nixdorf, and Gas Station TV (GSTV) at the NACS (National Association of Convenience Stores) Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, last month.

Costcutter's new secure portal puts its members in control

Costcutter Supermarkets Group has launched a new secure online portal called ActivHUB, which is designed to put members in control by providing access to all of their systems, documents and information in one place.

Heaps of praise for Wayne's new dispensers

Wayne Fueling Systems has said it has received positive feedback from the first customer installations in the US for the Wayne Ovation2 fuel dispenser. It said the feedback confirms that the Ovation2 fuel dispenser, which it says is among the most advanced dispensers ever built, helps fuel site operators build customer loyalty.

EQUIPMENT NEWS: Soup boost to NESCAF & GO machines

Maggi Soups will now be available from Nestl Professional for NESCAFE & GO machines, enabling operators to generate incremental turnover in the busy lunchtime period.

EQUIPMENT NEWS: Horn Tecalemit prepares to make an impact at APEA event

Dispensing technology specialst Horn Tecalemit plans to make an impact at next month'sAPEA event at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry,with its fuel management systems.

Adding dogs to forecourts' washing facilities

A new dog washing unit, which the distributors believe is ideally suited to the forecourt sector, has been introduced into the UK from the US.

Eliminating costly risk

Forecourt operators are having to be extra careful about any potential risks on their sites as the rise of no win no fee lawyers leads to more and more claims, warns sign installation and maintenance firm Xmo Strata.

Karcher gives a fresh new look to North Wales car wash centre

A forecourt business in North Wales has revamped its car wash facilities with a new Krcher makeover.

Wayne teams up with Intel for payment system

Wayne Fueling Systems has announced the launch of a next-generation electronic payment system (EPS) solution in collaboration with Intel Services using its 'Platform for Retail' software for operators in the US.

Franklin hose recall

Franklin Fueling Systems has issued a product recall notice for its one-inch Flex-ing-branded hose. The hoses affected are one-inch diameter but could be of varying lengths and have fixed or swivel fittings. They have date codes M1014 to M3014, and the affected hose models are FLHFR30X XXX and FLXHW30X XXX.

Xmo upgrades at BP

Xmo Strata has won a contract to upgrade 40 BP dealer sites to the company's latest visual standards.

Display aids delivery

Fafnir has recently launched a new addition to the VISY-X range of tank level gauges the VISY-TD display.

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Weekly Fuel Prices 17 April 2017
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands119.95131.24118.34
North East119.40130.73117.21
North West120.01128.97118.13
Northern Ireland119.1063.50117.39
South East121.0958.50129.83119.18
South West120.38128.30118.45
West Midlands120.3661.57130.37118.53
Yorkshire & Humber119.72129.97118.08

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