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More supermarket fuel price cuts

Merril Boulton ·

For the fifth week in a row, supermarkets are cutting the price of unleaded petrol and diesel.

Valero and the Co-op join forces to raise money for charity

Merril Boulton ·

Members of Valero’s retail team recently joined forces with Co-op Texaco Thorne, Doncaster, to raise money for local charity, ‘Pride of the Isle’, who help improve the quality of life for people with life-limiting illnesses.

Co-op site’s £630,000 revamp

Tracy West ·

Co-op’s City Way, Rochester store and forecourt re-opened last week after a £630,000 revamp. Investment on the fuel side saw re-branding from Texaco to Co-op, with most of the money spent on a major store refit, including an improved range and the addition of a Costa Coffee machine.

Blakemore gets go ahead for Shavington forecourt

Tracy West ·

Blakemore Property Ltd, part of Spar wholesaler AF Blakemore, has been given planning permission to build a 24-hour forecourt site in vacant land off Jack Mills Way in Shavington, south Cheshire. In its application, the company said it would provide a ‘much-needed’ petrol filling station and community shopping facility as well as create 30 new jobs.

UK shoppers set to spend £21.6bn on Christmas groceries

Merril Boulton ·

The UK grocery market is set to experience 2.4% growth this Christmas, with shoppers predicted to spend £21.6bn over the festive period, according to the latest forecast from research organisation IGD.

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Tesco to test fuel after complaints in Worcester

Tracy West ·

Tesco has agreed to test its fuel after complaints from customers about diesel bought at the supermarket giant’s Worcester Warndon site.

 

Diesel leasing on the up

Tracy West ·

Despite sales of new diesel cars tumbling by more than 300,000 vehicles this year, enquiries for leasing of diesel cars is up by 13% compared with 2017, and diesels still remain the most popular vehicles to lease.

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Robber armed with hatchet raids BP site

Tracy West ·

A robber armed with a hatchet, terrified staff in a raid on a Paisley forecourt earlier this week. According to the Daily Record, the armed robber, who was wearing a high-vis vest, entered the BP site on Greenock Road at around 6.30am on December 3. He demanded that the cashier hand over cigarettes then ran off.

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Essar supports learning charity

Merril Boulton ·

Children from schools local to Essar’s Stanlow refinery recently participated in a special visit to Cheshire College South and West (CCSW) in Ellesmere Port. The visit was organised through Essar’s partnership with Passion for Learning, a local charitable organisation working to support primary school age children.

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RAC predicts further falls after petrol drops 5ppl in November

John Wood ·

Despite the average price of petrol falling by more than 5ppl in November, the biggest monthly drop since January 2015, the RAC claims prices should fall by at least as much again.

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Spar store on Refuel & Go's Harrow forecourt
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Refuel & Go like-for-like sales up 10% after move to Spar

John Wood ·

Top 50 Indie Refuel & Go has increased like-for-like sales by 10% since it relaunched its eight forecourt sites in London and the Home Counties under the Spar fascia.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 10 December 2018
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East132.41131.92122.99
East Midlands131.66133.08122.31
London132.2955.90132.67122.45
North East131.02133.24120.36
North West131.66130.27121.42
Northern Ireland129.6972.90134.65121.32
Scotland131.73131.43121.43
South East132.6863.90133.14123.11
South West132.1667.90131.56122.81
Wales131.24132.97121.42
West Midlands131.34133.10121.95
Yorkshire & Humber131.2469.90131.77121.51

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