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01 June, 2016
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Great results for DCC

DCC plc, the international conglomerate that owns Certas Energy, has reported operating profits up 35.5% for the year ended 31 March. Operating profits were 300.5m, compared with 221.7m the previous year and volumes at its energy division were up 18.7% from 10.754 billion litres to 12.770 billion litres over the same period.

Record profits at Essar

Essar Oil UK, which recently started supplying branded fuel to dealers, has reported its highest ever profit. For the year to the end of March, pre-tax profit was $244m compared with $70m the previous year. Gross revenues for the 12 months were $4,992m, a 34% drop from the $7,615m reported in the previous year, primarily due to the lower crude oil price which fell 44% year-on-year.

Sites add Android Pay

BP and Costcutter have both introduced Android Pay on their forecourts. Android Pay is now available at all BP stations and forecourts across the UK, and BP claims to be the only oil major in the UK to offer this service at its filling stations. More than 1,000 Android and Apple Pay enabled devices have been installed across Costcutter Supermarkets Group, meaning Android Pay is now available at all Costcutter, Mace, Supershop, Kwiksave and Simply Fresh stores which operate Costcutter Supermarkets Group's CPoS system.

Jet extends partnership

Jet is gearing up for its third year as the Official Fuel Partner of Silverstone Classic. This year's event is set to take place from July 29-31. Following the success of its original three-year sponsorship deal, Jet has announced that it will extend its role as the Official Fuel Partner for a further three years, until 2019.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 19 March 2018
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands122.46131.58119.60
North East121.7959.90131.53118.66
North West122.0658.80129.31118.83
Northern Ireland121.4469.90127.23119.16
South East123.2769.90131.23120.66
South West122.83128.65119.82
West Midlands121.83129.90119.22
Yorkshire & Humber121.66129.86118.80

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