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HMRC raids fuel laundering plant

A laundering plant capable of producing more than 9.1 million litres of illicit fuel a year and potentially evading around £5.9m in taxes and duty has been dismantled by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Shooting at Liverpool forecourt

Five people have been arrested in connection to the shooting of a taxi driver on a Liverpool forecourt on Saturday 19 October.

Robbers strike at Esso petrol station

Staffordshire Police are appealing for witnesses following a cash-in-transit robbery at a petrol station in Stafford on Saturday 19 October.

Owner wants to reopen Grangemouth refinery

The owner of the Grangemouth oil refinery in Scotland says it wants to restart production at the facility, but it is calling in liquidators to the petrochemicals business that it shares its site with.

Sites supplied by Grangemouth maintaining availability

Forecourts supplying fuel from the Grangemouth refinery in Scotland are managing to maintain availability despite the current shutdown at the site, according to the PRA.

Trial of motorway fuel price signs to go ahead

The Government is going ahead with a trial of motorway signs showing the price of fuel at service areas in a bid to generate competition and reduce prices.

RMI slams decision to freeze MOT fee

The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) has slammed the government for freezing MOT test prices without properly consulting the industry.

New raft of measures to cut cost of motoring

The government has announced a raft of measures intended to help motorists to cut the cost of running a car. They include a crackdown on whiplash fraud, a freeze on MOT test prices and a scheme designed to reduce the cost of fuel at motorway service stations,

George Hammond demonstrates savings with Petroman system

Top 50 Indie George Hammond has decided to install the Petroman Vapour Management Control system in all its new developments after trials at three sites demonstrated how much money it was saving.

Estate agents highlight apartment's petrol pumps

East Preston on the West Sussex coast features a first for the forecourt sector – estate agents citing a view of petrol pumps as a major selling point for a luxury apartment.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 19 August 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands132.1066.40141.37129.07
North East130.85144.25128.58
North West131.60139.66128.82
Northern Ireland129.13134.50126.35
South East132.8662.50141.62129.81
South West132.24138.89129.06
West Midlands131.8660.90141.24128.98
Yorkshire & Humber131.40140.49128.65

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