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Essar is new principal sponsor for Forecourt Trader of the Year Awards

Essar Oil (UK) has been revealed as the new principal sponsor of this year’s Forecourt Trader Awards – the industry’s most prestigious awards programme.

Stephen Marcos Jones
Stephen Marcos Jones
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Report highlights value of the oil industry across the UK

The downstream oil sector provides major economic benefits across the UK, according to a new study released today.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS calls for clarity on new tobacco regulations

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has reiterated its calls to Government to publish details of how retailers can apply for the codes that they will need to comply with the upcoming tobacco track and trace regulations, after HMRC launched a further consultation on the details of the regulations.

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Forecourt among victims targeted in night of ram raids

Detectives in Sheffield are linking a ram raid on a forecourt in the city with other attacks which took place the same night.

Manoj Tugnait

Essar Oil strengthens retail team with new territory manager

Essar Oil UK has recruited Manoj Tugnait to join its retail team, supporting the company’s rapidly growing network of stations in the UK.

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Petrol station worker attacked during robbery

A petrol station worker has been attacked during a robbery in the West Midlands carried out by five men.

Andrew Calder outside the new store
Andrew Calder outside the new store
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Kiosk forecourt shop replaced with Spar store

A Murco-branded forecourt and Ford dealership has opened a new Spar store on the site.

Ballinluig Services

Highland forecourt unveils new Gulf-branded look

Ballinluig Services and Grill, a petrol station and truck stop off the A9 at Pitlochry in the north of Scotland, has unveiled a new look forecourt following its recent move from BP to Gulf.

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Prolific burglar who targeted forecourts is jailed

A prolific burglar who targeted service stations and other commercial sites where he could steal cigarettes has been jailed.

Riversimple's Rasa car

Welsh hydrogen car pilot awarded £1.25m funding

Government funding of £1.25m has been awarded to Riversimple, a manufacturer of hydrogen electric cars based in Wales, to support production of a test fleet of 20 vehicles.

police tape

Police seek trio who tried to blow up forecourt ATM

Three men who attempted to blow up an ATM on a forecourt are being sought by police.

Calor's Bristol LNG station

Calor upgrades LNG facility at motorway services

Calor has enhanced its refuelling network for natural gas-powered trucks by upgrading its Aust LNG facility, near Bristol.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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Government publishes guidance on Brexit for retailers

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has published new guidance for the retail sector on preparing for EU exit.

An Applegreenn Subway outlet

Forecourts outperforming overall market in food to go

Food to go on petrol forecourts is outperforming the overall food to go market, and is set to grow by 3.8% in 2019, according to research from MCA Insight & HIM.

Morley service station

Ascona makes its fourth acquisition this year

Fast growing Ascona Group has completed its fourth acquisition this year with the purchase of Morley Service Station in Plymouth, Devon, for an undisclosed sum.

KIngsbury terminal
KIngsbury terminal
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Essar Oil UK acquires BP assets to prepare for network expansion

The Essar Oil UK Group of companies has acquired of a number of assets from BP to strengthen its logistics infrastructure network as it expands its supplies to service stations.

automated vehicle

Government moves forward on trials for self-driving vehicles

The government has announced that a process is being developed to support advanced trials of automated vehicles on UK roads.

electric car charging

£6m funding package to provide charge points for taxis

The Government has awarded more than £6m to support ultra-low emission taxis across the country.

Ford Fiesta
Ford Fiesta is the highest selling model of new car
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Sales of new cars down for fifth month in January

Sales of new cars in the UK continued their downward trend in January, with falls in diesel car sales continuing to outweigh higher sales of petrol cars and alternatively fuelled vehicles.

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Female cashier attacked and threatened with syringe

A female service station cashier had to be taken to hospital for treatment after she was attacked by a robber and threatened with a syringe.

washing a car by hand

Car washes on supermarket sites to be inspected

Thirty hand car washes on supermarket sites in the Midlands will be inspected and audited this month to check that they are complying with regulations and looking after their workers.

Ascona Wales Bar

Ascona makes its third acquisition in a month

The rapidly expanding forecourt group Ascona has revealed its third purchase in a month with the acquisition of Wales Bar Service Station on the A618 in Sheffield.

PRA chairman Brian Madderson
CWA chairman Brian Madderson
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Government rejects MPs call for licensing of hand car washes

Calls by MPs for tough action against tax-dodging rogue hand car wash operators have been rejected by the Government.

PSNI car

NI retailers could withdraw ATMs following damaging raids

Retailers in Northern Ireland could start to remove ATMs from their premises because of the number of attacks causing huge damage to buildings.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS backs call for harsher sanctions on illegal tobacco trade

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed calls from the Local Government Association (LGA) to impose tougher sanctions on those caught selling illicit tobacco.

PRA breakout pic

PRA arranges Business Breakout in Exeter

The PRA has arranged a Business Breakout in Exeter at Sandy Park Conference Centre, at junction 30 of the M5, on Wednesday February 27.

VW mobile charger

Volkswagen to produce chargers for electric vehicles

Volkswagen Group has announced it will start series production of its flexible fast charging station from 2020 onwards.

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Oil companies flocking to The Forecourt Show 2019

The number of oil companies at The Forecourt Show 2019 is mounting with BP, Greenergy, Gulf, Harvest Energy, Jet, Murco and Shell all taking stands at the event.

How the MSA could look
How the MSA could look
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Euro Garages planning MSA "unlike any other" on M5

Euro Garages has applied for planning permission for a motorway service area on land east of junction 24 of the M5, at Huntworth in Somerset, and says it will be "unlike any other".

Lomas Kington Service Station
Lomas Kington Service Station
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Fast growing Top 50 Indies groups snap up two sites

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has completed on the sales of forecourts sites to two expanding operators.

a cigarette

JTI removes gantry from shop after illicit tobacco find

JTI has removed its tobacco gantry from Bunty’s in Weldbank Lane, Chorley, following the discovery of illegal tobacco at the store last year.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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Retailers urged to report shop theft after claimed reduction

The Association of Convenience store (ACS) is urging retailers to report incidents of shop theft after latest crime statistics showed a decline.

a gavel

Used diesel car sales holding up well at auctions

The overall used car market reached record highs in 2018, with diesel sales holding up, despite pressures in the new car market, according to James Tomlinson, chairman of The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA).

ATM keyboard

LINK offers extra payment for selected ATM providers

LINK, the UK’s main cash machine network, has announced a super premium that will significantly increase payments to ATM operators in remote and deprived areas by up to £2.75 per cash withdrawal.

Certas Energy Holyhead bunker site

Certas Energy opens bunker refuelling site in Holyhead

Certas Energy has opened a new bunker refuelling site in Holyhead, North Wales.

Morrisons Daily at MPK's Moulsford, Oxfordshire

First Morrisons Daily opens at Essar-branded MPK site

Essar has confirmed the first opening of a Morrisons Daily at one of its branded retail outlets at Moulsford in Oxfordshire, with several more planned to follow.

MFG's Oakwood Gate Service Station
MFG's Oakwood Gate Service Station
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MFG rebrands 110 Spar stores as Londis or Budgens

The UK’s biggest independent forecourt operator, Motor Fuel Group (MFG) is rebranding 110 of its shops from Spar to the Londis or Budgens brands, as part of an extension of its shop supply agreement with Booker Retail Partners (BRP).

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS welcomes Home Office commitments on retail crime

New commitments on tackling retail crime, announced by Home Office minister Victoria Atkins, have been welcomed by The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS).

electric car charging using CH2ARGE

Hydrogen cell powered EV charger demonstrated

An electric vehicle charger than can generate its own power using a hydrogen cell, and work even where there is no mains electricity, has been launched.

Patrick Sewell and Shaun Lunt at the launch of the deal
Patrick Sewell and former captain Shaun Lunt at the launch of the deal last year
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Sewell on the go renews sponsorship of local team

Top 50 Indie Sewell on the go has renewed its sponsorship of the Colin Hutton stand at Hull Kingston Rovers rugby league ground for a further 12 months.

electric car charging

Parliamentary committee chair slams Government's EV strategy

The Government’s strategy on encouraging the use of electric vehicles (EVs) has been attacked by the chair of an influential Parliamentary committee.

Kia e-Niro
Kia e-Niro
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Electric vehicle scoops Car of the Year award

The Kia e-Niro has been named the What Car? Car of the Year 2019, becoming the first electric car to win the award.

A suspected fuel laundering plant
A suspected fuel laundering plant was dismantled in Northern Ireland
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HMRC seizes fuel at four sites in England and Scotland

More than 80,000 litres of suspected illicit fuel has been seized from four petrol stations in England and Scotland following a three-day operation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Woodside Garage

Gulf site in Devon sold after strong competition

A prominent petrol filling station on the North Devon Link Road has been sold after strong competition among potential buyers.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS report highlights value of local stores in Wales

New research published by the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) reveals the growing importance of local shops to people in Wales.

HIM Future of Convenience Report 2019 conference
The report was launched at a conference
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HIM analyses trends in Future of Convenience Report 2019

Vital trends crucial to success in the convenience retailing sector have been identified and analysed in the HIM Future of Convenience Report 2019.

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HMRC raids suspected fuel laundering plant in Newry

Two men have been arrested and a suspected fuel laundering site dismantled as part of an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation into what is believed to be a multi-million pound fuel fraud.

Alfa Power Ponton Main Service Station in Lincolnshire

Alfa Power launches EV charger at forecourt on A1

A service station in Lincolnshire has become the latest site to offer an Alfa Power electric vehicle (EV) charger.

CB Motors' site

Kent service station for sale with £4m price tag

A site comprising an Esso-branded petrol station, car showroom and a convenience store has gone on the market with Christie & Co with a £4m price tag.

electric car charging

Electric and hybrid cars achieve most successful year

The Government’s Go Ultra Low campaign has released a report highlighting the record sales figures for electric cars in the UK.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 20 May 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East135.9360.77140.55130.16
East Midlands135.28141.26129.82
London135.21142.69130.48
North East134.06140.71129.20
North West134.87139.96129.27
Northern Ireland131.95135.90127.71
Scotland135.09139.31129.71
South East135.9463.57142.34130.70
South West135.01139.53129.65
Wales134.52138.23128.74
West Midlands134.83141.89129.64
Yorkshire & Humber134.1257.70141.27129.10

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