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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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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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.

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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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.

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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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Weekly retail fuel prices: 14 January 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East129.4057.70132.08120.74
East Midlands128.74133.01119.88
London129.5055.90132.94120.21
North East127.91131.75118.33
North West128.68136.12119.49
Northern Ireland126.96126.30118.64
Scotland128.89130.80119.71
South East129.8761.90132.47120.93
South West129.14130.43120.42
Wales128.35127.71119.26
West Midlands128.67132.51119.89
Yorkshire & Humber128.21133.99119.24

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