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Major breakthrough means diesel has a future, claims Bosch chief

Merril Boulton ·

Diesel can resume its success story following a major breakthrough in diesel technology, claimed Bosch CEO Dr Volkmar Denner, at the company’s annual press conference this week. “There’s a future for diesel,” he said. “Today, we want to put a stop once and for all to the debate about the demise of diesel technology.”

PRA chairman Brian Madderson
PRA chairman Brian Madderson
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PRA welcomes investigation into hand car wash services

John Wood ·

The PRA has welcomed news that MPs are to investigate the growth of hand car-wash services in the UK, following concerns they are damaging the environment and exploiting workers.

MPs launch inquiry into hand car washing - deadline May 18

Merril Boulton ·

An inquiry into hand car washes has been launched by the Environmental Audit Committee to examine how hand car washes are regulated and what steps the Government might take to ensure hand car washes are operated sustainably.

Certas Energy funds defibrilator for Gulf-branded service station

John Wood ·

The Gulf-branded Nix Service Station in Newport, Shropshire, has installed a defibrilator on site, a first for Certas Energy’s network of UK forecourts.

Thieves steal cash machine from forecourt in Northern Ireland

John Wood ·

A cash machine and safe have been stolen from a service station in Co Down, Northern Ireland

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Petrol car sales overtake diesel in EU for the first time

John Wood ·

For the first year since monitoring started, petrol cars became the most sold vehicles in the EU in 2017, constituting almost 53 % of sales, according to provisional data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA).

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Most fleet operators lack policy on AFVs, claims new research

Merril Boulton ·

The majority of businesses (75%) do not have a clear policy on alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs), according to new data from Allstar Business Solutions, part of fuel card provider Fleetcor UK.

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Electric charging sites will outnumber forecourts in 4 years, says Christie & Co

Merril Boulton ·

The number of electric charging locations will outnumber petrol filling stations within four years, according to Nick Bywater, associate director of Christie & Co, which was exhibiting at this week’s National Convenience Show.

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Happy staff are good for business, Lord Price tells ACS Summit

Merril Boulton ·

Those with the happiest workforces fare better in business, according to Mark Price, a former government minister and managing director of Waitrose – now a Lord. But the retail sector is next to the bottom out of 20 sectors surveyed for satisfaction and happiness.

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EG Group founder and co-CEO Mohsin Issa
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EG Group completes purchase of 762 sites in the US

John Wood ·

Euro Garages parent EG Group has announced the completion of its acquisition of 762 convenience stores in the US from Kroger Co.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 23 April 2018
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East125.76132.48122.78
East Midlands125.07132.98122.23
London125.5665.90133.21122.92
North East124.5063.90132.40121.73
North West124.89131.16121.69
Northern Ireland123.9569.90129.50121.98
Scotland125.25131.99121.95
South East125.8161.85133.61123.17
South West125.33132.36122.55
Wales124.89129.87122.03
West Midlands124.6065.90133.24121.91
Yorkshire & Humber124.3170.90132.43121.53

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