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Army on standby to deliver fuel in case of strike action

Emergency plans have been drawn up for army drivers to deliver fuel to petrol stations in anticipation of a possible strike by tanker drivers.

Chancellor cuts fuel duty and axes escalator

Chancellor George Osborne has thrown retailers and motorists a lifeline by announcing a 1ppl cut in fuel duty from 6pm on March 23 and announced an end to the fuel duty escalator.

Undercover cops tackle drive-offs

Surrey police is using undercover officers in a bid to crack down on drive-offs.

BP to sell new Nintendo 3DS

Gaming fans can beat the rush and be the first to get their hands on the new Nintendo 3DS console and games by visiting their local BP forecourt.

New chief executive for Federation of Petroleum Suppliers

The Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) has announced the appointment of a new chief executive.

VAT on fuel up by 5p-a-litre in one year

Soaring pump prices and the 2.5% increase in VAT on January 4 have added almost 5p a litre to the government’s tax-take from VAT on petrol over the past year, says the AA.

Shell on track to boost performance and growth

Shell is aiming to become the most competitive and innovative energy company in the world, according to its latest strategy update, presented by chief executive officer Peter Voser in London today.

Madderson updates Chancellor ahead of Budget

Chairman of RMI Petrol Brian Madderson has written to Chancellor George Osborne highlighting serious issues that must be considered ahead of the Budget.

Council negotiates savings on fuel

A Cornish council has negotiated with two forecourts to give locals 2ppl off fuel. Saltash residents who have a Saltash Card can get 2ppl off fuel at the BP at Granada Services and the Texaco forecourt on the A38.

Biofuel backlash in Germany

Germany’s Ministry of Economy is continuing with the introduction of E10 despite a backlash from drivers. The Ministry held an emergency petrol summit earlier this month to discuss problems surrounding the sale of E10.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 18 May 2020
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands112.21122.26106.78
North East110.8763.90125.50105.36
North West111.4965.90121.74106.55
Northern Ireland108.30111.90101.84
South East113.30122.65108.11
South West112.20120.84106.51
West Midlands112.13125.92106.81
Yorkshire & Humber111.7057.70123.12106.23

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