Gleaner plans expansion
Elgin-based Gleaners Oils is planning to expand further into the south of Scotland and north of England as a new generation takes charge of the family-owned business. Brian Young, whose father founded the company in 1954, has sold his 50% stake in the £125m turnover business to his niece, Jane Scott (owner of the remaining 50%) and her husband, Stephen, for an undisclosed sum.
Diesel theft pair jailed
Two fraudsters have been convicted after a filling station in Denbighshire, Wales, lost more than £25,000 of diesel in just over a week. Mohammed Hussain and Haroon Rashid used a van with adapted large fuel tanks and were caught after staff at the Esso Services on the A55 at Bodelwyddan became suspicious about their frequent returns and shut off the pumps when they visited again in May 2012.
Valero to grow terminal
Valero Energy is aiming to strengthen its supply position in the South West after announcing that Valero Logistics UK will triple capacity at its fuel terminal in Avonmouth, Bristol, making all grades of fuel available.
A forecourt canopy collapsed onto two cars at the BP site in Coalville, Leicestershire, owned by the Leicester-based Top 50 Indie HKS Retail, on Sunday July 20. The occupants of both vehicles were in the site’s Costcutter store at the time and no one was injured.
Duty fraud gang jailed
A gang which included a town councillor and a pensioner was jailed for a total of 19 years for evading an estimated £4.3m in duty and tax through a sophisticated fuel and VAT fraud, following an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).