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Positive outlook as demand for forecourts remains strong, says Christie & Co

Merril Boulton ·

After years of divestment, oil companies look set to shake up the petrol filling station market in 2019, according to Steve Rodell, managing director retail, at property specialist Christie & Co, in the company’s latest report on the market, entitled ‘Navigate, Innovate, Accelerate’.

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Petrol sales pull out of slump with four-year high

John Wood ·

Petrol sales in November were the highest for a single month in more than four years, but overall sales for the year are down, according to the latest figures released by HM Revenue & Customs.

Electric and hybrid cars achieve most successful year

John Wood ·

The Government’s Go Ultra Low campaign has released a report highlighting the record sales figures for electric cars in the UK.

Kent service station for sale with £4m price tag

John Wood ·

A site comprising an Esso-branded petrol station, car showroom and a convenience store has gone on the market with Christie & Co with a £4m price tag.

Alfa Power launches EV charger at forecourt on A1

John Wood ·

A service station in Lincolnshire has become the latest site to offer an Alfa Power electric vehicle (EV) charger.

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Shell announces new food-on-the-go venture with Jamie Oliver

Merril Boulton ·

Shell will launch its new food-on-the-go range - created with chef Jamie Oliver - at the end of this month. More than 80 new products will be available at more than 500 of Shell’s service stations across the UK, from January 31. The aim is to give customers a bigger, better choice.

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Government rejects MPs calls for earlier ban on petrol and diesel cars

John Wood ·

The Government has dismissed calls by MPs to bring forward the date when sales of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned.

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Texaco rolls out Supreme '5p off' promotion

Merril Boulton ·

Texaco has launched a nationwide ‘Save 5p’ on Supreme fuel promotion. 

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Planners assess two more Euro Garages schemes

John Wood ·

Euro Garages burst of developing new sites is continuing with another scheme set to be given consent, while it has also applied for permission to demolish and rebuild a site in Staffordshire.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 14 January 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands128.74133.01119.88
North East127.91131.75118.33
North West128.68136.12119.49
Northern Ireland126.96126.30118.64
South East129.8761.90132.47120.93
South West129.14130.43120.42
West Midlands128.67132.51119.89
Yorkshire & Humber128.21133.99119.24

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