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Local authorities opting for fossil fuels while penalising motorists

Campaigners for E10 petrol have published a report showing that local authorities nationwide are continuing to opt for diesel and petrol vehicles, even though some are penalising private motorists for making the same choices.

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Euro Garages applies for planning consent at motorway junction

Euro Garage’s parent company EG Group has applied for planning permission for a new petrol station, a drive-thru coffee shop and two drive-thru restaurants just off Junction 1 of the M58 near Maghull, in Merseyside.

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£990,000 Lincolnshire Co-op project nears completion

Lincolnshire Co-op will be closing its Gibbet Nook Food Store and Filling Station between August 20-25 as it puts the final touches to a £990,000 redevelopment of the site.

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Essar signs up 53rd site to its UK network

Loggerheads Garage, near Mold in North Wales, has become the latest petrol station to join the Essar brand, making it the 53rd site in the Essar UK network.

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Assistant taken to hospital with suspected fractures after attack

An attack on a staff member at a petrol station in Newcastle has left him with a suspected broken nose and cheek bone.

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EG Group installs France's first very high power rapid chargers

Euro Garages’ parent company EG Group has installed what it claims are France’s first very high power rapid chargers for electric vehicles at two of its sites.

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Thieves rip cash machine out of Tesco Express forecourt building

Thieves have ripped an ATM from the wall of a Tesco Express on a forecourt in Selby, North Yorkshire.

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Scott Harris
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Certas Energy appoints head for its company owned network

Certas Energy has appointed Scott Harris to head its company owned network of forecourts.

Jet Cooper Brothers Newmains, Lanarkshire
Jet Cooper Brothers Newmains, Lanarkshire
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Scottish Jet site completes £75,000 redevelopment

A Scottish forecourt is celebrating the company’s 50th anniversary after completing a £75,000 redevelopment of the site and renewing its five-year contract with Jet.

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Applegreen adds to estate in US with acquisition of seven sites

Applegreen’s US arm has bought seven forecourt sites with S-Mart branded convenience stores in South Carolina, and a wholesale fuels distribution business, from Carolina Convenience Corporation.

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The charge in liquid batteries could be topped up in seconds
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Scientists develop liquid battery to speed up EV charging

Scottish scientists have developed a liquid battery for electric cars which could be charged in seconds by filling it up at a service station.

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Devon forecourt attracts new customers with rapid chargers

A service station in Devon has widened its customer base after it installed rapid electric car chargers.

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Gwent forecourts help police tackle illegal off-road bikers

Gwent Police is setting up a partnership with local petrol station as part of a new strategy to remove illegal off-road bikers from the streets.

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Vintage cars took part in the trial
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Gulf Endurance petrol fuels mpg record

Former world championship rally driver and team manager turned economy driving specialist Andy Dawson shattered all the records in the Layer Marney Cup, the historic Essex-based fuel trial which was first run in 1914.

From left: Richard Easton , Colin Owens and Sally Owens
From left: Richard Easton , Colin Owens and Sally Owens
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Oil4Wales secures £350,000 backing for site refurbishment

Oil4Wales has secured a £350,000 loan to refurbish and extend a former Texaco filling station at Nantycaws A48 near Carmarthen.

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EG Group wins planning approval for Scottish scheme

The parent company of Top 50 Indie Euro Garages has won planning approval for a new petrol station in Forfar, Scotland, despite objections from a potential rival.

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Texaco renews long-standing West Midlands deals

Three forecourt sites operated by West Midlands retailer Shailesh Parekh have renewed with the Texaco brand for another five years.

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Today's and Landmark reassure retailers over merger plan

Following the announcement of their plans to merge earlier this week, the managing directors of Landmark Wholesale and Today’s Group have been keen to reassure retailers about their future plans.

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Ambulance service introduces hydrogen-electric vehicles

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) has introduced three new hydrogen-electric support vehicles to its transport fleet.

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Tesco petrol stations in Essex targeted in string of burglaries

Officers from Essex Police are investigating a string of burglaries at Tesco petrol stations.

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Police release CCTV images after "despicable" armed robbery

Merseyside Police have released CCTV images of a suspect involved in an armed robbery.

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Supermarkets leading the way in increasing forecourt prices

Supermarkets led the way with price rises in July as the average cost of petrol and diesel at the forecourt edged up by around 1ppl, according to RAC Fuel Watch.

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Ford Fiesta is still the highest selling model
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New car sales increase despite another plunge by diesel

The decline in sales of new diesel cars showed no signs of slowing in July, with their market share falling to 31.9%, down from 42.7% for the same month a year ago.

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Six people charged over theft of £60,000 from forecourt ATM

Six people have appeared in court in connection with the theft of more than £60,000 from a petrol station ATM in Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.

Brian Donaldson and Clare Galbraith at Maxol’s A26 Tannaghmore Service Station
Brian Donaldson and Clare Galbraith at Maxol’s A26 Tannaghmore Service Station
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Maxol runs fund-raising drive for mental health charity

Maxol is encouraging its customers to ‘Top up by Ten’ by donating 10p to its charity partner, AWARE NI, when purchasing fuel or anything in-store for the month of August.

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Jet site steps up community engagement with nursery visit

Jet Brentford Service Station has upped its involvement in its community by hosting a visit from a local nursery.

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Humberside robber runs off without taking anything

Humberside Police have released a CCTV image of a suspect in an attempted armed robbery at one of the sites operated by Top 50 Indie Sewell on the go.

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Burglars break through roof to steal forecourt's till

Lancashire Police have launched an investigation after burglars broke into a petrol station and stole a till.

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BP site reopens with M&S Simply Food after development

A new BP service station with M&S Simply Food has opened at Junction 16 of the A74(M) near Lockerbie in Scotland.

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Fuel card takes care of Dartford Crossing and Congestion Charge

BP Fuel Cards customers who drive in London or use the Dartford crossings can now apply for its Drive Britain service and let it take care of the tolls automatically.

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Transport Select Committee launches inquiry into potholes

The cross party Transport Select Committee has launched an inquiry into the funding and governance of local roads in England.

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JTI prosecutes second illegal tobacco seller

Japan Tobacco International (JTI) in partnership with TM EYE has delivered another success in securing a conviction against a seller of illegal tobacco.

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Petrol filling station and Spar store sold by Christie & Co

Martin BP Filling Station and Spar store on the A140 in Alby near Norwich has been sold to an existing operator through specialist business property adviser Christie & Co.

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Applegreen agrees deal to take over Welcome Break

Top 50 Indie Applegreen is set to increase its stake in the UK market with the acquisition of a majority stake in motorway service area (MSA) operator Welcome Break, in a €361.8m (£321m) deal.

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Central England Co-operative reopens refurbished site

Central England Co-operative has opened the doors to its refurbished petrol filling station in Alfreton following a £30,000 makeover.

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Nic Dakin
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MPs slam Government delays over E10 introduction

A cross-party group of MPs has slammed the Government for delaying the introduction of E10 petrol.

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Autogas welcomes support for LPG in Government strategy

Autogas has welcomed backing for LPG in the Government’s Road to Zero strategy.

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Ocado evaluates hydrogen fuelled lorries and vans from Ulemco

Ulemco, the company pioneering the adoption of ultra-low emission hydrogen-fuelled commercial vehicles in the UK, has delivered the first hydrogen dual-fuel van to online supermarket Ocado.

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Porsche aims for every second car to be electric by 2025

Porsche says it will have invested €6bn in developing electric vehicles by 2022, and it is aiming for every second car its sells to have an electric drive unit by 2025.

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Cigarette smuggling gang jailed for more than 25 years

A gang who attempted to flood UK streets with millions of smuggled cigarettes and launder the proceeds by buying and selling high-value cars, have been jailed for more than 25 years.

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Transport minister Jesse Norman
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Government calls for evidence on future of transport

The government has opened two calls for evidence – on the future of mobility and on last-mile deliveries – as it begins work out how to deliver the greatest benefits from the technological changes which are likely to transform transport in the future.

John Stevenson's Nisa forecourt store at Northallerton

John Stevenson opens his third Nisa Local forecourt store

North-Yorkshire based petrol station owner John Stevenson has opened his third Nisa Local forecourt store.

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Applegreen UK joins BOSS's Payment Watch service

Top 50 Indie Applegreen UK, which has more than 100 sites in the UK, has joined BOSS, The British Oil Security Syndicate.

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Bathway Service Station was sold to BP
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Christie & Co predicts "churn" in forecourt real estate market

Expected disposals of forecourt sites by the top independents have not materialised, but are still expected, according to an overview by Christie & Co of the UK convenience and petrol filling station markets in the first half of 2018.

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Chargepoint supplies network for Siemens’ UK locations

ChargePoint Services has become the electric vehicle (EV) charging back office provider for Siemens in the UK, providing workplace EV charging for Siemens employees, visitors and fleet vehicles.

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C-stores growing their share of eating out market

Convenience stores and supermarkets command a 14% share of all eating out occasions and a 24% share of out-of-home snacking occasions, according to research by MCA – a leading research insight agency across the foodservice and hospitality sectors.

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Government launches inquiry into emissions from brakes and tyres

The government has launched a call for evidence on the impact of emissions from brakes, tyres and road wear.

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UK's first large-scale CNG refuelling station opens

CNG Fuels is opening a renewable biomethane refuelling station at Northampton as part of the UK’s first large-scale study of how compressed natural gas (CNG) can help cut road transport emissions.

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BP makes BPme app available to fuel card users

BP claims it has won the race to introduce the first mobile fuel purchasing app in the UK that connects to fuel cards.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS welcomes regulator's review of card payment services

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed the publication of terms of reference for a market review into the supply of card payment services from the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR).

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 13 August 2018
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands132.2178.40140.26129.44
North East131.67142.51128.83
North West132.2355.20139.96128.87
Northern Ireland130.9869.90134.15128.85
South East133.0865.40140.87130.38
South West132.56139.07129.94
West Midlands131.77140.75129.12
Yorkshire & Humber131.4360.80142.86128.78

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