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Fuel price-rigging inquiries could prompt greater transparency, predicts AA

The investigations into wholesale and retail fuel prices could be a turning point into what drives the price of fuel on forecourts, and the start of greater transparency, predicts the AA, as it released its latest fuel price report.

Leading forecourt equipment firms vote to support new European expo

Leading forecourt equipment manufacturers have voted to switch their allegiance from Automechanika to UNITI expo, a new European trade fair for the retail petroleum and fuel handling markets.

Opening of first Subway outlet in Applegreen partnership

The Subway brand has announced the opening of its first UK store in partnership with Ireland’s leading independent forecourt retailer, Applegreen. The store has opened in one of Applegreen’s leading service station locations in Uckfield, East Sussex.

PRA concern over MSA fuel-price signage

The Petrol Retailers’ Association (PRA) has questioned Downing Street’s plans to force Motorway Service Areas to display the cost of fuel on road signs.

PRA welcomes investigation on oil price manipulation

The Petrol Retailers’ Association has welcomed the move by the European Commission to investigate alleged oil price fixing by the major operators.

Oil companies confirm raids by investigators

Three oil companies and the oil market information company Platts were raided yesterday by investigators for the European Commission looking into allegations of price fixing.

EC reveals reasons for price probe

The European Commission released a statement on Tuesday confirming its “officials carried out unannounced inspections at the premises of several companies active in and providing services to the crude oil, refined oil products and biofuels sectors”.

Halfon demands tough action on oil price fixers

An Early Day Motion demanding tough prison sentences and windfall taxes on any oil companies convicted of oil price fixing has been tabled in Parliament by Harlow MP Robert Halfon.

Dealers welcome inquiry

Dealers have welcomed the decision by the European Commission to launch its investigation into oil price fixing.

Retailers to access DVLA data following BOSS success

BOSS, the British Oil Security Syndicate, has announced a major success on behalf of fuel retailers by securing agreement from the DVLA to enable service stations to request and access registered vehicle keeper details from its database.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 4 November 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands130.73139.73126.64
North East129.5562.90137.10125.31
North West129.9963.90138.40126.48
Northern Ireland128.05133.57124.33
South East131.4566.90139.66127.42
South West130.7674.90137.94126.68
West Midlands130.4059.90137.63126.57
Yorkshire & Humber130.02139.47126.29

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