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IT crash leaves BP dealers fuming

01 December, 2008
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Hundreds of BP dealers were forced to work through the night after a system crash knocked out its credit card terminals. Retailers said the glitch,
which affected the whole of BP's network, hit at 12am on November 5 and lasted for about 12 hours. Mark Wilson, operations manager at the Fraser Group, said: "I was alerted to the problem at 1.45am. Staff reverted to using manual vouchers - but this meant there was no online authorisation." With no BP support at that time, Mark worked with other retailers to disconnect the affected part of the kit.BP apologised, blaming a software upgrade. It said: "Due to a central IT system failure on payment terminals, BP sites were unable to accept any card payments for a number of hours. As soon as the fault was discovered, we worked to rectify the problem and minimise any disruption for our customers."Retailers said no compensation was offered.



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RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East124.9460.90131.85122.27
East Midlands124.34132.31121.54
London125.0662.90132.42122.10
North East123.94133.63121.07
North West124.1658.50132.51121.18
Northern Ireland123.4169.90128.40120.85
Scotland124.5774.90130.88121.33
South East125.1561.40132.52122.48
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Wales124.44128.57121.19
West Midlands123.7465.23132.27121.20
Yorkshire & Humber123.9161.90132.74121.12

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