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Penny Petroleum's Kip Hill Esso site

Greenergy extends supply deal with Penny Petroleum

Greenergy has signed agreements to supply a further three sites owned by Top 50 Indie Penny Petroleum, taking the number of Penny Petroleum sites supplied by Greenergy to seven. All of these sites are Esso-branded.

Forecourts leading a food-to-go trend

Forecourts and motorway service stations are at the forefront in one of the top trends in food to go, according to Gavin Rothwell, senior retail insight manager at grocery research organisation IGD.

Doctors call for action to phase out diesel vehicles

Nearly 300 doctors, nurses and other health professionals from across the UK, including more than 100 doctors in London, have signed a letter to prime minister Theresa May calling for government action to remove the current fleet of diesel vehicles from the roads as soon as possible.

PRA holds meeting in Northern Ireland

The PRA will be holding a “Live and Local” meeting in Northern Ireland next month, at the Stormont Hotel in Belfast on March 9.

Palmer & Harvey launches new 'best in class' online ordering system

Palmer and Harvey has made a ‘significant investment’ in website technology, in its bid to have the best wholesaler online ordering system.

Best-one excels in Which? c-store survey

Bestway has welcomed a shopper satisfaction survey of convenience stores by Which?, that rated its Best-one symbol group above every other symbol group, and ranked it third behind M&S Simply Food and Little Waitrose.

HMRC calls for tougher penalties for illegal tobacco

People who smuggle, distribute and sell illicit tobacco could be hit by a fourfold increase in fines together with tough new civil penalties, as part of plans to crackdown on the smuggling of illicit tobacco.

CCTV of armed robbery at Fraser's Retail's Budgens Store in Yarnton

Armed robber strikes at Fraser's site

Thames Valley Police has released CCTV images in relation to an armed robbery on a forecourt in Yarnton on Monday February 13.

Shell launches in-car payment app with Jaguar

Jaguar drivers can now use their car’s touchscreen to pay for fuel at Shell filling stations with a new cashless payment app.

Maxol launches fuel discount promotion

Maxol has announced a special savings promotion offering customers savings of 3 pence per litre in Northern Ireland or 5 cents per litre in ROI.

ACS calls for 'fairer' business rates system

The ACS has called on the Government to make business rates fairer for the forecourt and convenience sector in its submission ahead of the 2017 Budget.

BOSS executive director Kevin Eastwood

BOSS recovers more than £3m for fuel retailers

BOSS, the British Oil Security Syndicate, has now recovered more than £3m on behalf of fuel retailers who are members of BOSS Payment Watch. The scheme helps retailers reduce losses from people claiming to have no means of payment.

AA urges car tax re-think

Tax changes that penalise drivers of low emission vehicles and benefit higher emission cars should be dropped, the AA is urging.

London Mayor produces diesel scrappage plan

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has called on government to implement his new proposals for a national diesel scrappage fund that financially compensates motorists.

Burglars smash way into forecourt shop

Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at the BP Snax 24 service station in Spring Road, Ipswich.

Honda and Hitachi sign electric motor deal

Hitachi and Honda have signed of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aiming to establish a joint venture company for development, manufacture and sales of motors for electric vehicles.

VW commits $2bn to push low emission vehicles

Volkswagen has pledged to spend $2bn over the next decade to promote zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) in the US as part of a legal settlement stemming from the company’s cheating on emissions tests for its diesel cars.

Waitrose invests in CNG-powered trucks

CNG Fuels, the supplier of biomethane fuel, and Waitrose, have announced that the supermarket group has introduced Europe’s most advanced fleet of CNG (compressed natural gas)-powered trucks with a range of up to 500 miles.

CCTV image of suspected fraudster

Police release CCTV image in search for fraudster

Humberside Police has released a CCTV image in a bid to catch a fraudster who has been ripping off petrol filling stations.

Rash of ram raids in single night

Criminals who carried out three ram raids on petrol fillings stations in two hours across Norfolk and Suffolk are being sought by police.

Current Westmorland CEO Sarah Dunning

Westmorland recruits new chief executive

Top 50 Indie Westmorland has announced it has recruited a new chief executive as it unveiled strong growth in turnover and profits in its annual results.

Traffic levels set new record in 2016

Traffic was at a record high in the year ending December 2016, according to provisional estimates released by the Department for Transport.

Smiths News to close down old website

Newspaper and magazine wholesaler Smiths News is urging forecourt customers who use its Connect2U website to migrate to its new online platform SNapp.

New website to help tobacco retailers with plain packs

Tobacco company Philip Morris Limited (PML) has developed an online educational and interactive website for UK tobacco retailers.

Certas parent buys Esso network in Norway

The parent company of Certas Energy, the Irish conglomerate DCC plc, has reached agreement to buy Esso’s retail petrol station network in Norway for NOK2.43bn (£235m).

Diesel sales dip despite new car market high

Sales of diesel cars have dipped despite the UK new car market achieving a 12-year high in January, according to figures published by The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

thief drives car at forecourt attendant

Attacker featured on Facebook jailed

A man whose attack on a petrol station attendant was viewed on Facebook more than 71,000 times, has been jailed.

Euro Garages logo

Euro Garages buys 4 sites from stricken Top 50 Indie

Euro Garages has snapped up four sites from its stricken fellow Top 50 Indie High Noon Stores.

Canadian company buys 85% of Greenergy

Greenergy, the UK’s largest supplier of road fuels, has announced that it has reached agreement for Canadian company Brookfield Business Partners to take over and invest in the business with the aim of accelerating growth.

Euro Garages logo

Euro Garages closes deal to buy Little Chef

Euro Garages co-ceo Zuber Issa has confirmed to Forecourt Trader that the company completed a deal to buy the Little Chef chain of roadside restaurants on February 1.

Texaco runs promotion in Northern Ireland

Texaco customers in Northern Ireland have been offered the chance to save the equivalent of 5ppl on fuel.

Two Gulf customers win cars

Certas Energy’s most recent forecourt promotion, ‘Win a Car’, designed to drive up fuel volumes, has culminated with two customers driving home in brand new Gulf-branded Fiat 500s.

Chartman fun day raises cash for charities

Pyjamas, onesies and cake bakes were the order of the day for Chartman Retail’s annual charity fun day on Friday January 27.

Applegreen finance chief to leave

Applegreen has announced that its chief financial officer, Paul Lynch, has decided to leave the company.

Pump prices rise more than wholesale says RAC

The prices of petrol and diesel at the pumps increased by 2ppl in January to their highest for more than two years despite the wholesale cost of unleaded staying the same and diesel reducing, according to the latest RAC Fuel Watch report.

David Moss

Shell preparing to relaunch V-Power fuel

Shell UK is preparing to launch the lastest version of its premium fuel V-Power in the spring. The new fuel, which features 'Dynaflex technology' will be marketed across the media and on Shell forecourts nationwide as 'Britain's best fuel'.

Forecourt imagery guru James Pyott dies

James Pyott, founder of the Pyott Agency, which developed the global image for the Esso Synergy branding rolled out on 20,00 forecourts worldwide, sadly died last month.

ACS warning over local authority Bill

The Government has been urged to ensure that plans to allow local authorities to keep 100% of their rates revenue are delivered in a way that promotes growth in all types of business.

GM and Honda collaborate on hydrogen fuel cell

General Motors (GM) and Honda have announced what they describe as the car industry’s first manufacturing joint venture to mass produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system that will be used in future products from each company.

Two men arrested after Hull burglary

Humberside Police have detained two men after they responded to reports of a break-in at Pace petrol station in Beverley Road, Hull.

Dealer fears for business after rates triple

A Jet dealer in Dundee fears he could be forced to close down by plans to more than triple his business rates.

Westminster ups parking charge for diesel cars

Westminster City Council has received strong criticism after announcing it will run a trial of emissions-based charging for diesel cars parking within Marylebone.

Peter Aldous MP

Bill to require fuel receipts to show duty charged

A Bill requiring fuel receipts to show the amount of duty paid is being introduced in the House of Commons today (February 1).

MFG's new head of food services Paul DearyPaul Deary

MFG recruits Applegreen's UK head of food operations

Top 50 Indie Motor Fuel Group (MFG) has recruited Paul Deary from fellow Top 50 Indie Applegreen to be its new head of food services.

MFG Budgens site

Tesco agrees £3.7bn deal to buy Booker

Tesco has agreed a £3.7bn deal to buy wholesaler Booker, which owns the Londis, Budgens and Premier retail brands.

Shop lifting at record levels

Shop lifting is at its highest reported level since the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard in 2003.

Credit card fees overcharge victory

UK businesses with substantial sales via credit and debit cards could recover credit card fees totalling millions of pounds, according to commercial law firm Maclay Murray & Spens LLP (MMS).

BP predicts oil will outstrip electric to 2035

BP is predicting that demand for oil will continue to rise over the next 20 years as growth of conventional vehicles far outstrips the increase in the number of electric vehicles.

Topaz opens Mexican food outlet at airport

Irish forecourt operator Topaz has introduced what it claims is Ireland’s most authentic Mexican street food experience at its Dublin Airport site.

BP renews membership of BOSS Payment Watch

BP Oil UK Limited has renewed its membership of the BOSS Payment Watch scheme for its company-owned retail fuel sites.

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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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