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Refuel & Go's Whitecourt team with Shell Dealer Account Manager Fiona Dixon

Refuel & Go creates theatre with Wacky Races theme

Top 50 Indie Refuel & Go featured Wacky Races’ Dick Dastardly on its forecourt for the Shell Lucky Pump Day at its Whitecourt Service Station, Black Notley, Braintree in Essex.

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Petrol stations worst in proof of age tests

Petrol stations were the least likely retail category to ask for proof of age in a test purchasing operation for alcohol and tobacco.

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Asda apologises after fuel makes cars break down

Asda has apologised after customers’ cars broke down when diesel was accidentally put into an unleaded tank at a fuel station in Anglesey.

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MRH opens new convenience pilot scheme

Top 50 indie MRH has collaborated with Spar and Greggs as part of the renovation of the Landmark petrol station and forecourt site at Forder Valley, Plymouth, which reopened this week.

Transport secretary Chris Grayling
Transport secretary Chris Grayling
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Transport secretary unveils new strategy for local roads

Local roads are set to benefit from a share in a multi-billion pound improvement fund as part of an investment strategy unveiled by transport secretary Chris Grayling.

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Booker Group reports increased sales for latest quarter

A sales increase of 4% in the most recent quarter was revealed in a trading update from Booker Group, the cash and carry and delivered food wholesaler which also owns the Premier, Londis and Budgens brands.

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Emergency services close Morrisons site after leak

A supermarket service station in north Cornwall had to be closed at the weekend over safety concerns due to a car leaking fuel.

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Applegreen Dublin terminal deal cleared by competition authority

Applegreen plc has received the approval of the Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission to acquire a 50% share in the Joint Fuels Terminal in Dublin port from the Topaz Energy Group for a consideration of about €15.7m.

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Break-ins on successive nights on sites in north-east Scotland

Two petrol stations in north-east Scotland have been broken into within 24 hours.

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Certas Energy installs new tanker fleet controls

Certas Energy has selected Systal Technology Solutions to provide a network monitoring service for its fleet of 1,000 tankers, working out of 150 plus depots throughout the UK.

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Sales of AFVs are growing
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Declining diesel sales depress new car market

Sales of diesel cars have continued to fall sharply, causing the third monthly decline in the UK new car market, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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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.

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Volvo goes all electric with new models from 2019

Volvo Cars has announced that every Volvo it launches from 2019 will have an electric motor, marking the end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine (ICE) and placing electrification at the core of its future business.

Eight arrests in fuel-fraud raids in Kent

Eight men have been arrested and a large amount of toxic waste removed, as part of an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into a suspected £3 million fuel laundering fraud.

Roadchef boosts food offer with Leon signing

Roadchef has signed a franchise deal with fast food chain Leon that will see the first roadside Leons open this summer, with many more planned to open over the next five years.

Hollywood star drops in at Esso forecourt

A-list actor Tom Hardy cheerfully posed for selfies at the Esso service station in Whitestone, Nuneaton where he’d stopped while preparing for his motorcycle test.

Sewell on the go directors become shareholders

Two directors at Sewell on the go have further cemented their commitment to the company by becoming shareholders.

Jet forecourt gets in on the Scottish Rally action

JET’s Cot House Services in Dunoon was right at the heart of the action on Saturday (24th June) when it welcomed a number of rally drivers and their cars taking part in the 'Dunoon Presents Argyll Rally', the fifth round of the ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship.

RAC welcomes latest supermarket price cuts

The RAC has welcomed the latest round of fuel-price cuts, which has seen the major supermarkets cut up to 2ppl on petrol and diesel.

Maxol rolls out healthy food franchise

Maxol, Northern Ireland’s leading family owned forecourt and convenience retailer, has announced it is to roll out Freshly Chopped, the rapidly growing healthy fast-food franchise across more of its service stations in Northern Ireland, following its successful launch at Maxol A26 Tannaghmore in May. The roll-out represents a £1 million investment.

Central England Co-op opens refurbished site

Central England Co-operative has opened the doors to its refurbished petrol filling station at Chesterfield Road, Duckmanton, with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Essar Oil UK Refinery to receive RoSPA award

Essar Oil UK’s Stanlow Manufacturing Complex is among the winners in the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) 2017 awards, for its commitment to Occupational Health and Safety. The refinery achieved the Order of Distinction (21 consecutive Golds) award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the national charity.

Lancashire man jailed for illegal tobacco

A Lancashire man has been jailed for four years and nine months for evading more than £2 million in taxes by trading in illegal tobacco.

Murder investigation following forecourt attack

Surrey Police have launched a murder investigation following the death earlier today (June 28) of a man involved in a serious assault on the Shell Service Station at Cobham Services on the M25.

Nisa Retail prepares for growth as it completes refinancing of debt facilities

Nisa Retail, the delivered wholesaler and convenience retail specialist, has completed the refinancing of its debt facilities following several new contract wins and growth within the existing business.

PRA calls for clarity on definition of 'large retailers', following Queen's speech

The PRA has raised concerns directed at the government’s announcement during yesterday's Queen's speech, that large retailers and motorway service areas (MSA) will be required to install electric charging points, in order to drive the development of electric cars.

Applegreen promotes internal candidate to finance chief

Applegreen has announced the promotion of Niall Dolan to chief financial officer effective from July 1.

£9,000 in cash stolen from Northumberland service station

Northumbria Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Blyth on Monday, June 12.

Sewell on the go donates water to local half marathon

Top 50 Indie and Forecourt Trader of the Year Sewell on the go has donated thousands of pounds worth of bottled water to ensure runners remain hydrated during the Humber Bridge Half Marathon.

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Staff member hurt during robbery in Bristol

Avon & Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses after a member of staff was hurt during a robbery at a service station in Hotwells, in Bristol.

Donnellys of Rathkenny director Connor Donnelly (left) and Danske Bank's Philip Smyth
Donnellys of Rathkenny director Connor Donnelly (left) and Danske Bank's Philip Smyth
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New service station opens after investment in Ballymena

A new petrol station and convenience store has opened outside Ballymena, in Northern Ireland, creating 16 jobs. The six figure investment was part supported by Danske Bank.

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Euro Garages buys pub site in Birmingham for redevelopment

Top 50 Indie Euro Garages has bought a pub in Birmingham in a deal brokered by specialist business property adviser Christie & Co.

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Government pledges to press on with electric car support

The Government will press on with measures to drive the development of electric cars during the next session of Parliament, after the election scuppered a previous Bill, according to the Queen’s speech.

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Investment by convenience sector rising, says ACS

The latest figures from the Association of Convenience Stores have shown an increase in investment over the last quarter, but concerns about the impact of rising employment costs.

Chartman celebrates opening at Winterbourne Abbas

The Chartman Group’s latest acquisition, Winterbourne Abbas Services in Dorset, celebrated with locals and visitors at an opening event last weekend.

HMRC arrests six in suspected £440m fraud

Five men and a woman have been arrested in the West Midlands and the South of England as part of a joint investigation by UK and French authorities into a suspected £440m alcohol fraud and money laundering.

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Peregrine Retail applies for planning consent on new-build site

Peregrine Retail has lodged a planning application for a site at Frome in Somerset as it aims to double its estate of Shell-branded forecourts twinned with Budgens stores with five new-build developments over the next two years.

Euro Garages parent in deal to buy 1,176 Italian sites

Euro Garages’ parent company, Intervias Group, has reached an agreement with Esso Italiana – an ExxonMobil company – for the purchase of 1,176 Esso-branded service stations, located in several Italian regions.

Petrol in the River Irwell, Haslingden
Petrol leaked from the Tesco service station into the River Irwell, Haslingden
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Tesco fined £8m for petrol leak from service station

Tesco has been fined £8m after a massive leak of petrol from one of its service stations.

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Gang tapping into pipelines stole fuel worth over £1m, court told

A gang stole more than £1m of fuel from the network of underground pipes linking refineries and terminals across the UK, a court has been told.

Waitress Sophie Schluter with Brian Donaldson (centre) at the new Maxol Lucan station with Brian Lee
Waitress Sophie Schluter with Brian Donaldson (centre) at the new Maxol Lucan station with Brian Lee
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Maxol opens first Asian cuisine restaurant

Irish forecourt and convenience retailer Maxol, has opened its first Asian cuisine restaurant Kanoodle, along with its fourth Freshly Chopped, the heathy fast food franchise, at the newly refurbished service station at Lucan Road.

Hinton Service Station, Christchurch
Hinton Service Station, Christchurch
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Dorset service station sale expected to attract major interest

A high volume service station and convenience store that has just come to the market is expected to attract a wide range of interest, according to its agents.

Euro Garages submits plans to build European HQ in Blackburn

Euro Garages has submitted plans to build a new European headquarters in its home town of Blackburn.

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Kay Group opens site with first Gregg's drive-thru

Top 50 Indie The Kay Group has opened its 14th Texaco-branded service station.

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Big four supermarkets cut up to 2ppl off fuel prices

The big four supermarkets have all announced cuts of up to 2ppl in the price of unleaded petrol and diesel.

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Kevin Eastwood
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BOSS Forecourt Crime Index hits highest-ever reading

An index measuring the level of crime on forecourts has hit its highest ever reading, according to BOSS (British Oil Security Syndicate).

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Tobacco smugglers sentenced for evading excise duty

Three men, who were caught supplying or receiving almost half a million smuggled cigarettes in Surrey, have been sentenced for evading more than £115,000 in excise duty.

Two men prosecuted for multiple drive-offs in Coventry

Two men have been prosecuted for stealing fuel from petrol stations in Coventry by driving off without paying.

Maxol Group CEO Brian Donaldson
Maxol Group CEO Brian Donaldson
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Maxol introduces customer feedback system

Irish forecourt and convenience retailer Maxol has partnered with TruRating in the Irish Republic to launch a new way for customers to provide feedback at the time of their visit.

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Stephen Marcos Jones
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UKPIA appoints new director general

Oil industry body UKPIA (UK Petroleum Industry Association) has announced that director general Chris Hunt will be retiring in November after 20 years in the post, and that it has recruited a successor.

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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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