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Penny Petroleum buys site in Houghton-le-Spring

John Wood ·

Top 50 Indie Penny Petroleum Group has acquired Fencehouses Service Station in Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham, through specialist business property adviser Christie & Co, for an undisclosed price.

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Topaz starts rebranding its sites and fuel vehicles as Circle K

John Wood ·

Topaz has started the rebranding of its sites as Circle K.

ATM attackers sentenced to more than 30 years in prison

John Wood ·

Three men have been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for their part in a string of attacks on ATMs across Leicestershire and neighbouring counties in October and November last year.

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A Fastned charging station in the Netherlands
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Dutch company wins contract for rapid chargers in North East

John Wood ·

Rapid charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) will be set up in the centres of Newcastle and Sunderland by Dutch company Fastned.

Total number of cars on UK roads reaches 34.7 million

John Wood ·

The number of cars on UK roads has increased 12% over the past 10 years, reaching 34.7 million in 2017, according to new research released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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PRA warns of rising pump prices following US stance on Syria

Merril Boulton ·

A warning over steeply rising pump prices has come from PRA chairman Brian Madderson, as the Platts UK wholesale costs for petrol and diesel climb by nearly 4ppl in less than four weeks, 

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Top 50 Indie DK Forecourts wins planning consent for KDRB

John Wood ·

Top 50 Indie DK Forecourts has won planning permission to redevelop a derelict petrol station site in Cwmbran, South Wales.

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Co-op store and forecourt reopens after £1.9m revamp

John Wood ·

A revamped Co-op store and filling station has opened at Wareham, Dorset, after a £1.9m redevelopment.

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New biofuel targets for haulage praised by transport minister

John Wood ·

New biofuel targets coming into force on Sunday 15 April will double the use of renewable fuels in the UK transport sector within 15 years, cutting the sector’s reliance on imported diesel, according to a transport minister.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 16 April 2018
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East124.89131.38121.90
East Midlands124.2463.90131.80121.24
London124.7562.90132.31122.04
North East123.61131.90121.00
North West123.8457.70130.24120.33
Northern Ireland122.81120.56
Scotland124.25131.22121.21
South East125.0961.90132.19122.34
South West124.4558.90129.28121.58
Wales124.0253.10129.58121.26
West Midlands123.74130.31120.97
Yorkshire & Humber123.50131.80120.56

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