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February

Forecourt property boom continues

Growth in forecourt property values has more than doubled in the past year, according to agents Christie & Co.

In brief

BP has agreed to sell its Coryton Refinery to Petroplus Holdings AG for $1.4bn, subject to required regulatory approvals. The two companies have also entered into a long-term supply agreement which will provide BP's UK-based retail and other businesses with the products they require.
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Fuel prices - January 29, 2007

Waiting game

News that Torex Retail plc was being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office, shortly after it had announced a dire profits warning followed by a suspension of share dealing, has sent shivers down the spines of the many forecourt operators who use the company's retail systems.

In the surgery this month

General Appearance: Driving from the Manor House area along the very busy A503 Seven Sisters Road towards Finsbury Park, I made a 'stealthcheck' on what I thought would be a cutting-edge, gold mine of a Jet Service Station and shop. Wow, what a surprise - this is in fact a very run-down and very disappointing site.
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Tick tock

Although we've written frequently about the problems encountered when someone suddenly moves from operating one or two sites to a multi-site operation, we make no apology for returning to the issue. This is because some of these operators are about to hit their first accounting year-end.

Service Centre with Jac Roper - Give us a break

Neil McCarthy, who runs MPM Services in Suffolk, rang to ask if he had heard right. Was holiday entitlement for workers going up from 20 days a year to 28? And is it a done deal?

Final countdown

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Big pay off

Texaco has reached an agreement with branded payment collection network, Payzone, which will see services actively marketed to its dealer network.

Protect and serve

A device to protect customers from Chip & PIN fraud is to be introduced nationwide by Ingenico UK, following a successful trial at a Boots store in Cambridge.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 2 December 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East130.4464.90137.85126.18
East Midlands129.9982.90139.43126.05
London130.54139.65126.88
North East128.54136.77124.41
North West129.2561.90138.14125.60
Northern Ireland127.29130.90123.52
Scotland129.94136.84125.21
South East131.0865.90138.76126.97
South West129.90137.19125.67
Wales129.05134.76124.63
West Midlands129.85138.70125.98
Yorkshire & Humber129.2763.90138.21125.38

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