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

Call for Highland drivers' discount

Drivers in remote parts of the Highlands and Islands should pay less duty on fuel than other parts of the UK, according to the Liberal Democrats.

New rules will open biofuel floodgates

A new 'homebrew' revolution is set to increase biofuel production after the government relaxed duty rules.

Bomb alert on tankers

Police are stopping and checking petrol tankers travelling into London amid fears they may be used as travelling 'bombs' in a terrorist attack.

Off licences still an issue on forecourts

A Burnley forecourt has won its appeal to sell alcohol around the clock.

in brief

The businesses and trading subsidiaries of Torex Retail have been acquired for £204.4m by Cerberus European Investments through Torex Retail Holdings, an acquisition vehicle owned by Cerberus.

Fuel prices - June 25, 2007

The fuel faithful

Investment in shops across the continent should sometimes be treated with caution, and retailers could encourage more convenient channels of quick payment for fuel-only customers.

In the surgery this month - Westmorland Services, Tebay, M6

Big chains dominate the motorway service station sector but Westmorland Services, just north of junction 38 on the M6 in the Lake District, is different. And that's because it is an independent, family-run site and it boasts a farm shop.

Star turn

In last month's forecourt Trader we noted a surge in fuel sales based on the Database figures for March - possibly as a result of the fall-out from the supermarket fuel fiasco in February. We did wonder whether this was a temporary blip or the start of a trend. Well, looking at the latest figures from April, it would seem that all of those motorists who had supposedly forsaken 'cheap' fuel for 'quality' have been unable to kick their addiction to supermarkets. In short, April's fuel volumes were right back to normal.

Service Centre with Jac Roper

== Long may they serve ==
  • Weekly
    Retail
  • Weekly
    wholesale
  • Daily
    Average
Weekly retail fuel prices: 12 August 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East132.7964.90140.57129.31
East Midlands132.3882.90140.96129.04
London132.00142.39129.64
North East131.01141.52128.85
North West131.7261.90139.66128.96
Northern Ireland129.24135.57126.71
Scotland132.0552.70140.43129.27
South East132.9759.90141.37129.82
South West132.33140.93128.95
Wales131.33136.85128.40
West Midlands132.06141.78129.37
Yorkshire & Humber131.4669.57142.64128.74

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