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Invest in refineries says UKPIA

The UK must continue investing in its refineries in order to balance fuel supply, says UKPIA, the trade association which represents the nine main oil refining companies.

Local specialities give range a boost

Londis retailer Brian Charlton has responded to customer demand by using extra space in his forecourt store for more local lines. His shop, in Middleton, North Yorkshire, burned down in November 2005 but was rebuilt then re-opened at Easter this year. The new store was given the Londis treatment - taking it to Genesis standard - and includes 400sq ft of extra selling space.

in brief

Anglian Regional Co-op has rolled out HTEC's petrol retailing solution to all 12 of its Shell- branded forecourts. The system includes HydraPOS with its touchscreen operation, resilient site controller and integrated Chip & PIN card payment.
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Fuel prices - May 28, 2007

Wash board

This time last year the south east of England was in the grip of drought orders, with many petrol retailers fearing their car washes would be shut down - with dire consequences to their business.

In the surgery this month - Welcome Break Service Area, Junction 4 M54, Telford

I try not to refuel at motorway service stations - I only use them as rest stops. But I needed fuel so stopped at the motorway service area at junction 4 on the M54.

Boom time

The Database figures from March have produced some quite extraordinary results. Take the fuel volume for instance - close to 453,000ltrs, or almost 10% up on the previous year.

Service Centre with Jac Roper

== Water, water everywhere ==

BP speeds up checkout

BP Retail aims to speed up transaction times at its service stations with the installation of new software at the tills.

Charging ahead

Customers can charge their mobile in minutes while filling up, by using a new supercharger.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 1 June 2020
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands112.14121.84107.50
North East110.9563.90125.31105.73
North West111.56121.79106.78
Northern Ireland108.93114.90103.65
South East113.3559.90123.22108.19
South West112.0958.90123.24106.99
West Midlands112.32122.47107.23
Yorkshire & Humber111.71121.15106.44

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