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Gulf acquisition adds two sites to company portfolio

Merril Boulton ·

Certas Energy has added two West Wales fillings stations to its growing company portfolio with the acquisition of Square & Compass and Letterson Filling Stations, both formerly owned by Roger and Anne Shackleton.

Yorkshire forecourt upgrades to attract new residents

Merril Boulton ·

The development of new houses in the shadow of a busy family forecourt business in West Yorkshire has led to the owners investing in a modernisation programme of their store to ensure it reflects the community they serve.

Euro Garages buys high volume site in Scotland

John Wood ·

Euro Garages has bought a petrol filling station in Clydebank, which is one of Scotland’s top performing dealer forecourts.

Centra Eniskillen owner Una Lilley (left) and Leona McNicholl
Centra Eniskillen owner Una Lilley (left) and Leona McNicholl
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Centra store and forecourt reopens after £2m KDRB

John Wood ·

A new-look Lilley’s Centra and forecourt has reopened in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, following completion of a £2m investment, creating 15 new jobs.

Asda cuts fuel prices for second time in eight days

John Wood ·

Asda has cut the price of fuel for the second time in eight days.

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ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS welcomes change to business rates revaluations

John Wood ·

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed an announcement from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on changes to the frequency of business rates revaluations.

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Hussain Rashid (left) and Andrew Peeler
Hussain Rashid (left) and Andrew Peeler
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Esso site crowned store of the year by CollectPlus

John Wood ·

An Esso service station in Solihull has been named the UK’s best CollectPlus store in the brand’s annual awards.

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Nic Dakin MP
Nic Dakin MP
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E10 should be top priority, concludes APPG's report

Merril Boulton ·

E10 should be a top priority for the Government and should be mandated in the UK by 2020 at the latest, according to Nic Dakin MP, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Bioethanol, which today published its Interim Report, ending the first part of its inquiry into 'Introducing E10 in the UK' which launched in March. 

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Ascon's new acquisition, Enterprise Autos

Ascona acquires forecourt in South Wales

John Wood ·

Fast growing top 50 Indie Ascona has added Enterprise Autos, a well-established forecourt in Crumlin, South Wales, to its estate.

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MPK and Morrisons Daily Moulsford, Oxfordshire
MPK has already transferred other sites over to the Essar brand
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Essar adds two more MPK sites to its national network

John Wood ·

Essar is continuing the rollout of its retail offering in the UK this week, with the unveiling of two more MPK Garages sites takng its national network to 71 sites.

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Central England Co-op Stowupland

Central England Co-op revamps forecourt as part of £1.4m scheme

John Wood ·

Central England Co-op has officially opened its new store with a revamped forecourt in Stowupland, Suffolk, creating 20 new jobs and investing £1.4m in the area.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 17 June 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East133.4457.70140.09128.68
East Midlands132.8782.90140.07128.54
London132.54141.03128.92
North East130.88139.09127.62
North West132.1562.90139.28127.89
Northern Ireland129.57133.57126.60
Scotland131.8064.90139.37128.04
South East133.4265.90141.12129.16
South West132.7160.90139.02128.34
Wales131.7064.90134.47127.64
West Midlands132.55141.25128.31
Yorkshire & Humber131.61140.87127.82

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