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High street chains accused of motorway rip-off

High street chains have been accused of ramping up prices on motorway service areas, following a What Car? survey. Researchers shopped for seven items in the WH Smith branches of 10 service stations and found prices were between 3% and 91% higher than on the high street.

Jonathan James opens eco-friendly site

Former Forecourt Trader of the Year James Graven & Sons has opened a new eco forecourt with Spar convenience store on a greenfield site following an investment of £1.5m.

RMI Petrol rallies northern retailers

RMI Petrol is calling for retailers to attend its first regional meeting of the year on February 15.

Sewell Retail tipped for Sunday Times Top 100 success

Top 50 Indie Sewell Retail is tipped to be in the Sunday Times list of the Top 100 best companies to work for for the third year running. The company’s ranking is due to be confirmed on Feb 24.

PetroChina offers $1bn in Grangemouth joint-venture proposal

Grangemouth refinery owner Ineos has been offered US $1billion by PetroChina for a 50% share in the Scottish refinery and its Lavera installation in France, following the proposal of a joint venture between the two companies last month.

Retailers hit by profiteering charge

Fuel retailers have been stung by charges of profiteering, as fuel prices have continued to maintain record levels

Glimmer of hope

People from all walks of life are now talking about fuel prices. It's a topic on everyone's lips and drivers are even being forced to change their driving habits in the hope of saving a bob or two.

Chancellor hints at scrapping fuel duty rise in April

Confusion is mounting as retailers and motorists receive mixed messages from the government about what it intends to do about continually rising fuel prices.

Former Asda boss Bond joins top indie Euro Garages

Top 50 Indie Euro Garages has appointed the former chairman and CEO of Asda as executive chairman. Andy Bond has invested an undisclosed sum in the business alongside Mohsin and Zuber Issa.

Forecourt resilience

Average convenience retail property prices in the UK increased by 2.1% during 2010, compared to a decline of 9.8% in 2009, with forecourts proving particularly resilient, according to Christie & Co's latest Business Outlook.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 6 April 2020
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands116.69123.64110.94
North East114.52128.57108.80
North West115.5869.90124.67110.44
Northern Ireland112.26105.71
South East117.76127.48112.59
South West116.50123.98110.63
West Midlands116.74130.15110.50
Yorkshire & Humber115.67119.64110.20

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