Major diesel theft
Thousands of litres of diesel have been stolen from two Hertfordshire filling stations in raids last month. A total of 20,000 litres was stolen over two consecutive nights from a BP station owned by MRH in London Road, Buntingford. The theft occurred a week after £8,000 of diesel was stolen from the garage in Cambridge Road in the nearby village of Puckeridge, again on consecutive nights.
The 2014 Forecourt Seminar, organised jointly by the PRA and the Association of Convenience Stores, is being held on July 3 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, between 9.30am and 4pm.
It will feature presentations from key industry figures including Convenience Retailer of the Year David Charman, who runs the Spar Parkfoot Garage store at West Malling in Kent. More details are available at www.acs.org.uk
Laundering plant raided
A diesel laundering plant in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, capable of producing more than 22 million litres of illicit fuel a year and evading almost £14m in revenue, was dismantled by HM Revenue and Customs on Friday May 16.
Jet signs ATM deal
Jet has secured a deal to help its dealers obtain cash machines for their sites. It says it is the first major oil company to enter into an agreement with DC Payments, one of the UK’s leading independent deployers of ATMs.
Premier tops Him poll
Premier, the symbol group backed by Booker Wholesale, has been crowned the Best Forecourt Retailer at the CTP Awards 2014. The awards are organised by Him Research & Consulting, and decided on insight and opinions from 20,000 members of the public canvassed by Him.