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

Car wash threats

Good news that the Association of Convenience Stores is to establish a formal group to tackle the many threats facing forecourt car wash operators.

in brief

Following the successful one-day event last October, the Biodiesel Expo 2007 has been extended to two days. It will take place at the Newark Showground in Nottinghamshire on October 17-18.

ACS to launch car wash action group

A new group which will tackle the threats surrounding the traditional car wash industry is to be launched this month by the Association of Convenience Stores, Forecourt Trader has learned.

First Budgens site in Wales for Susie

Former Forecourt Trader of the Year award winner Susie Hawkins has opened the first Budgens forecourt store in Wales.

Cashless shopping proves convenient

Electronic payment and ordering will play a much bigger part in the convenience sector in the next five years, according to grocery industry body, IGD.

Trip treat from Maxol

The most dedicated and hard-working Maxol retailers are going on an all-expenses-paid luxury weekend to Barcelona.

LPG beats biofuel in carbon-cutting race

LPG autogas is the answer to reducing motor carbon emissions, according to Mike Chapman, autogas manager for the LP Gas Association. He said that while the debate continues about the carbon benefits of biofuels, it is a known fact that LPG reduces emissions from petrol vehicles by 20%. In addition vehicles using LPG enjoy major air quality benefits when compared with their diesel counterparts.

Flexible fuel cards can reap rewards

Oil companies must work their fuel cards harder to counter the threat from commercial credit cards, warns a new report from Datamonitor.

Crime by numbers

Fuel buyers could be forgiven for feeling uneasy next time they hand over their plastic at the filling station.

In the surgery this month - Westbridge Motors Filling Station

Following Westbridge Motors of Northampton winning the Forecourt Trader of the Year 2006 award, I visited its website to find out more about the business. It's an informative website and gives focused details of a many-faceted business.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 25 May 2020
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East112.28121.59106.87
East Midlands111.76123.12106.54
London113.47124.97108.20
North East110.34125.25104.79
North West111.33119.82106.56
Northern Ireland108.52111.40102.55
Scotland110.64121.62105.63
South East113.2059.90124.27108.35
South West111.83124.12106.47
Wales110.29113.90104.94
West Midlands112.13125.12106.81
Yorkshire & Humber111.6957.70121.80105.92

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