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    Road traffic volumes record a 3% weekly rise

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Tentative signs of the start of a recovery in traffic volumes have begun to emerge for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown, but the AA is warning they may never return to previous levels. Road traffic volumes have recorded a 3% weekly rise, according to the figures released by ...

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    Shell wants to be net-zero emissions business by 2050

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Shell aims to be a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, or sooner if possible, as it focuses on its intention to "lead and thrive" through the transition to a low-carbon energy future. In a recent Responsible Investment Annual Briefing, the company’s chief executive, Ben van Beurden, revealed an ambition ...

  • Independents under pressure as Morrisons drops petrol price
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    Independents under pressure as Morrisons drops petrol price

    2020-05-11T00:00:00Z

    The RAC has referred to the ‘darker’ side of the type of fuel price cuts Morrisons has announced today - dropping the price of its unleaded fuel down to less than £1 a litre - which heaps more pressure on smaller independent fuel retailers. It means unleaded fuel is ...

  • Car use continues to rise despite lockdown, RAC data shows
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    Car use continues to rise despite lockdown, RAC data shows

    2020-05-08T00:00:00Z

    Car use is continuing to rise despite the lockdown, according to RAC data which shows a steady increase in breakdowns and average miles driven each day. More than a third of drivers say they are using their vehicles more for food shopping as well as trips to DIY stores ...

  • Forecourt ATM blown up while staff were in the shop
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    Forecourt ATM blown up while staff were in the shop

    2020-05-06T00:00:00Z

    Reckless criminals have blown up an ATM on a forecourt while staff were inside the shop. Detectives are investigating the theft of cash from an ATM at a petrol station in Grimsby, which was blown open using gas bottles. Staff were inside the 24-hour shop at the Esso garage on ...

  • RAC acknowledges dealers unable to cut fuel prices until sales rise
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    RAC acknowledges dealers unable to cut fuel prices until sales rise

    2020-05-06T00:00:00Z

    The RAC has acknowledged that retailers will not be able to cut fuel prices, despite plummeting wholesale costs, until they can be confident they can sell it in large enough quantities. The average cost of filling up a car with unleaded petrol has dropped to its lowest level since May ...

  • New car sales hit record low with decline of 97.3% in April
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    New car sales hit record low with decline of 97.3% in April

    2020-05-06T00:00:00Z

    UK new car registrations plunged by 97.3% in April, according to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). This marked a record low for the new car market as the coronavirus pandemic forced the nation into lockdown for the entire month, with showrooms closed and car ...

  • ACS gives evidence to two Parliamentary Covid-19 inquiries
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    ACS gives evidence to two Parliamentary Covid-19 inquiries

    2020-05-06T00:00:00Z

    The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has provided evidence to two Parliamentary inquiries which explore the impact of Covid-19 on businesses and the food supply chain, highlighting the vital role that local shops have played in feeding communities. The House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s inquiry looks at ...

  • Essar offers NHS staff a 10ppl discount on their fuel
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    Essar offers NHS staff a 10ppl discount on their fuel

    2020-05-06T00:00:00Z

    Essar has joined forces with its retail dealers to give back to the front line NHS staff, by offering them 10ppl discount off their fuel from 7th May. NHS staff can claim their discount when filling up their personal cars at Essar-branded retail forecourts by simply showing their NHS ID ...

  • Bankrupt petrol station boss jailed for four years for fraud
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    Bankrupt petrol station boss jailed for four years for fraud

    2020-05-05T00:00:00Z

    A petrol station boss from Birmingham has been jailed for breaching bankruptcy restrictions, making false representations to the Official Receiver and defrauding creditors of more than £1m. Shahzad Tafseer (41), from Birmingham, appeared at Birmingham Crown Court on Friday 1 May where he was sentenced to four years imprisonment. ...

  • BP appoints Andy Allen as UK sales manager
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    BP appoints Andy Allen as UK sales manager

    2020-05-05T00:00:00Z

    BP has appointed Andy Allen as UK sales manager, replacing Howard Nunn who left the UK business in January to develop BP’s dealer business in China. In his new role, Andy will be responsible for leading BP’s dealer business of about 900 forecourts across the UK. Allen has ...

  • Over seven million contactless payments using new higher limit
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    Over seven million contactless payments using new higher limit

    2020-05-01T00:00:00Z

    One month on from the introduction of the new £45/€50 contactless limit in the UK and Ireland, Barclaycard, which handles half of all contactless transactions in the UK, has processed more than seven million contactless payments above the previous limit of £30/€30. The higher limit was introduced ahead of ...

  • Number of cars damaged by potholes increasing, says RAC
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    Number of cars damaged by potholes increasing, says RAC

    2020-05-01T00:00:00Z

    The number of cars damaged by potholes is increasing, according to the RAC. It reported that its patrols were called out by 3,426 motorists whose vehicles were likely to have been damaged by potholes in the first three months of 2020. Data from the RAC Pothole Index shows this was ...

  • Total number of diesel cars in GB falls for the first time
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    Total number of diesel cars in GB falls for the first time

    2020-05-01T00:00:00Z

    The number of diesel cars in Britain has fallen for the first time since records began in 1994, the latest government data shows. In 2019 there were 12.29 million diesel cars on the roads. This compares with 12.4 million a year earlier. When records began in 1994 there ...

  • Average battery powered car mileage far exceeds petrol cars
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    Average battery powered car mileage far exceeds petrol cars

    2020-05-01T00:00:00Z

    New research shows that battery-powered electric cars are racking up far more miles than their petrol equivalents. The research by the RAC Foundation looks at the mileage recorded at a vehicle’s first MOT, which is required to take place when they are three years old. It found that the newest ...

  • Police make fresh CCTV appeal after forecourt robbery
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    Police make fresh CCTV appeal after forecourt robbery

    2020-05-01T00:00:00Z

    Police have issued a fresh appeal for witnesses and information after robbers threatened a cashier with a crowbar before stealing a large quantity of cigarettes from a Nottinghamshire petrol station. The robbery was carried out at about 11pm on Monday 13 April at St Mary’s Filling Station on Nottingham Road ...

  • Detectives investigate after petrol station ATM is broken into
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    Detectives investigate after petrol station ATM is broken into

    2020-05-01T00:00:00Z

    Detectives from Nottinghamshire Police are investigating after a cash machine at a petrol filling station in Newark was broken into. It happened at around 1.30am on Thursday 23 April at the Jet Garage in Bowbridge Road. The detectives believe a quantity of cash was stolen. Anyone who ...

  • Road traffic volumes on the rise after 59% drop since start of February
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    Road traffic volumes on the rise after 59% drop since start of February

    2020-04-30T00:00:00Z

    Road traffic volumes have shown a 3% rise in the past week, according to the latest figures released by the Department for Transport, revealed at yesterday’s Government press conference at No 10. Prior to that, traffic volumes had fallen by 59% since the first week of February. The ...

  • 2000 forecourts take up GripHero’s free hand-protection dispenser offer
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    2000 forecourts take up GripHero’s free hand-protection dispenser offer

    2020-04-30T00:00:00Z

    More than 2,000 forecourts across Europe, North America, the Middle East and Australia, have signed up to Devon-based GripHero’s offer of free hand-protection dispensers on the fuel pump in the past month as forecourts globally try to protect the public and staff against the avoidable transmission of Covid-19. ...

  • Hitachi and Gridserve unveil plans for 100 ’Electric Forecourts’
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    Hitachi and Gridserve unveil plans for 100 ’Electric Forecourts’

    2020-04-30T00:00:00Z

    Hitachi Capital (UK) plc has announced a multi-million pound investment into Gridserve Sustainable Energy Ltd as the two companies confirm a partnership deal which aims to revolutionise the UK’s renewable energy sector, accelerate the transition to electric vehicles and support the UK’s net zero carbon ambitions. The partnership will: ...