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PRA warns filling stations may be forced to close as sales dry up

John Wood ·

Petrol filling stations could be forced to close because the financial pressures caused by coronavirus will render them unviable, the PRA has warned.

PRA chairman Brian Madderson
PRA chairman Brian Madderson
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BP pledges no redundancies for three months due to coronavirus

John Wood ·

BP has made a commitment not to make any staff redundant in the next three months as a part of the cost-cutting measures it is implementing to deal with the coronavirus.

Texaco-branded PFS at Leeds Skelton Lake
Top 50 Indie Jos Richardson & Son is running the Texaco-branded petrol filling station
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Extra MSA opens £64m Leeds Skelton Lake Services on M1

John Wood ·

Extra MSA has opened its £64m Leeds Skelton Lake Services at Junction 45 on the M1, two miles east of Leeds City Centre.

Broxbourne Service Station lease sold after retirement of owners

John Wood ·

The lease of Broxbourne Service Station in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, has been sold in a deal handled by specialist business property adviser Christie & Co.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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“Heavy-handed” officials try to stop c-stores selling Easter eggs

John Wood ·

Convenience stores selling Easter eggs are facing interference from “heavy-handed” officials trying to restrict the range of goods they can sell under coronavirus curbs, according to the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS).

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CWA chairman Brian Madderson
CWA chairman Brian Madderson
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Green light for automatic car washes but HCW outlawed

John Wood ·

Forecourt operators are being advised by the Car Wash Association (CWA) that they can continue to operate automatic car washes and jet washes under the current coronavirus regulations, but hand car washing and other types of valeting have been outlawed.

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Applegreen branding on forecourt

Applegreen boss confident of achieving long-term growth

John Wood ·

The chief executive of Applegreen has said he is confident the business can achieve long-term growth, despite any uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and revealed how it is affecting the company in the short term.

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Dorking BP Service Station

Fast-growing Top 50 Indie Ascona adds forecourt to estate

John Wood ·

Fast-growing Top 50 Indie Ascona has added another acquisition to its estate.

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Steve Rodell, managing director – retail, Christie & Co
Steve Rodell, managing director – retail, Christie & Co
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Christie & Co publishes guidance for petrol filling station owners

John Wood ·

Advice for petrol filling station and convenience store owners on how to deal with the coronavirus crisis has been published on a blog post by specialist business property adviser Christie & Co.

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Grip hero on pumps

Over 1,000 forecourts take up offer of free GripHero dispensers

John Wood ·

More than one thousand forecourts globally have taken up Devon-based GripHero's offer of providing hand-protection dispensers free to protect their customers from the transmission of Covid-19 at the fuel pump.

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Knife-wielding robbers strike at Esso petrol station in Leeds

John Wood ·

West Yorkshire Police is appealing for information following an armed robbery at a petrol station in Leeds.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 30 March 2020
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East118.96132.05114.52
East Midlands119.01131.46114.46
London119.6659.90134.71116.14
North East116.33131.57110.86
North West117.71131.66113.21
Northern Ireland113.94120.90108.13
Scotland117.18131.78111.83
South East120.0368.90132.46116.19
South West118.30130.34113.27
Wales116.8157.90127.95111.17
West Midlands118.8857.90135.85114.78
Yorkshire & Humber117.69131.84113.09

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