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Diesel volumes return to normal levels while petrol sales 'slow'

Diesel volumes have more or less returned to normal levels, according to the latest information released by RMI Petrol.

No Easter strikes, says Unite union

Unite has ruled out Easter strike action by tanker drivers in a bid to focus on talks. The announcement came as the union confirmed it was ready to start substantive talks through Acas as soon as possible.

ACS & RMI join forces

RMI Petrol has joined the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) as affinity group members. The deal, which gives RMI Petrol the same standing in ACS policy-making as symbol group members, is aimed at giving independent forecourts retailers comprehensive representation.

Petroplus administrators set out proposals for Coryton

The administrators of Coryton refinery owner Petroplus have told creditors that if refinancing and restructuring is not possible, a sale of the Essex refinery and closure are being explored as alternatives.

August duty hike will go ahead

The Chancellor's decision to press ahead with plans to levy the deferred duty increase of of 3.02ppl from August 1 this year was described as irresponsible by RMI Petrol chairman Brian Madderson.

in brief

Sunday trading changes

James Lowman

March 21, 2012. Remember the date, because this was a landmark, and a moment when the government rode roughshod over local shops and forecourt stores. This was George Osborne's Budget day.

Efficient operators will prosper, says Murphy

The number of sites operated by independent dealers will continue to grow, according to Donal Murphy, managing director of DCC Energy, which owns GB Oils. "Efficient operators with the right capital structure will prosper," he told an exclusive gathering at the Top 50 Indies dinner at the St John's hotel in Solihull last month.

Future view at Pro-retail

Leading wholesaler Palmer & Harvey will be offering a glimpse into the future of retailing at its 30th Pro-retail trade show, which takes place later this month (April 24-25) at the International Centre, Telford, Shropshire. The show will also mark the return of retail marketing consultant Mary Portas (pictured above).

Motor Fuel Group moves to com-op

Top 50 Indie Motor Fuel Group (MFG) has changed its mode of forecourt operation from direct managed to commission operator.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 20 January 2020
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands132.93141.67128.44
North East131.55139.57126.67
North West132.1066.90140.54127.58
Northern Ireland129.82134.61125.46
South East133.80141.93129.03
South West132.9567.90139.13128.12
West Midlands132.7866.57142.07128.26
Yorkshire & Humber131.9963.90141.14127.34

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