Forecourt Trader - 30 years at the heart of the fuel retailing community

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30 January, 2009
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The government has set a higher than expected target for the use of biofuels in UK vehicles for 2009-10. The 3.25% target is 0.5% more than recommended in the Gallagher Review. Meanwhile, the UK is to get a biofuels research centre - the £27m Sustainable Bioenergy Centre will have hubs at six universities.
Royal Dutch Shell has posted profits for the final three months of 2008 of $4.8bn (£3.4bn), down 28% from the same period a year ago. However, annual profits at the Anglo-Dutch company soared 14% to $31.4bn helped by record oil prices over the summer.The food & grocery sector is expected to grow by 3.1% in 2009, against a 0.6% decline across the retail market as a whole, according to a report by Verdict Research. It said the sector was proving much more resilient to the recession than other areas of retail due to more consumers eating at home.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 15 April 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands131.9880.90137.50125.32
North East130.83137.71124.52
North West131.63135.44124.59
Northern Ireland129.55131.04123.66
South East132.9559.90138.51126.32
South West132.2957.90137.05125.42
West Midlands131.7971.90136.78125.40
Yorkshire & Humber131.32137.91124.87

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