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February

Kingston milestone

Demand for Verco’s low-front Kingston open chill cabinet has reached an all-time high. The company has sold more than 1,000 units since launch 12 months ago.

Plumb service

Tank cleaning specialist David Plumb & Co is offering a new service which aims to increase the intervals between the cleaning of fuel storage tanks and extend the tank life.

Mo'gas: An irreverent view from the network

IF THERE'S ONE MONTH that’s absolutely guaranteed to make me feel utterly depressed it’s January. The month starts off badly, screwed by yet another fatuous Bank Holiday, and hardly improves till the capital F of February appears on the horizon. To begin with there’s the petrol tanks filled to the brim because you didn’t want to run out over Christmas. Every year I look at the previous year’s sales when placing my tanker orders and every year I think “I know that’s what we did then but I daren’t risk running out and with no deliveries for four days I’d better play safe”. And every year I’m filled to overflowing. Then there’s absolutely crap fuel sales – we know that the first couple of weeks after Christmas everybody is skint, but why does it have to take till February before normal activity is resumed. Then there’s the New Year Resolutions. Now I’m sorry, this Resolution thing may offer some short-term soul-cleansing but don’t the public realise that we NEED our cigarette and confectionery sales to keep our bottom line in black ink! Last, but not least, is the almost guaranteed tumble in fuel prices. If the hypers looked at their previous year’s sales they would know that cutting 10p off a litre won’t get the buggers to buy more, so what’s the point of giving margin away?

Fuel prices: February 2005

Data supplied by Catalist Ltd

Review of the year 2004

JANUARY

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 30 March 2020
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East118.96132.05114.52
East Midlands119.01131.46114.46
London119.6659.90134.71116.14
North East116.33131.57110.86
North West117.71131.66113.21
Northern Ireland113.94120.90108.13
Scotland117.18131.78111.83
South East120.0368.90132.46116.19
South West118.30130.34113.27
Wales116.8157.90127.95111.17
West Midlands118.8857.90135.85114.78
Yorkshire & Humber117.69131.84113.09

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