BP/Esso card deal goes live

BP’s reciprocal fuel card acceptance agreement with Esso is now live, offering BP Plus fuel card customers the opportunity to fill up at Esso-branded sites throughout the UK. There are now more than 630 Esso forecourts (excluding Esso Tesco Alliance sites and Esso Euro Garage sites) in the UK which accept the BP Plus Fuel Card.

alcohol check scheme in force

Retailers who purchase alcohol from a UK wholesaler now need to ensure they have been approved by HMRC. The Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS) requires retailers to check that their wholesalers are HMRC-approved by checking the Unique Reference Number (URN) on their invoices.

Applegreen continues motoring

Top 50 Indie Applegreen has revealed plans for a third motorway service area (MSA) in mainland Britain, at junction 33 of the M1. Last August it launched a consultation with residents for an MSA near junction four of the M42, and then it approached Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council about proposals to build a service station on the M3.

card skimming at tesco

A card-skimming device has been found on a pay-at-pump machine on a Tesco forecourt in Fife, and police are warning members of the public to be wary of such devices in the Dunfermline area.

temporary services resumed

Welcome Break has opened a temporary building at its Fleet Services site on the M3 (southbound), following a fire there last December which badly damaged the site.

fund to boost hydrogen uptake

A new £23m fund to accelerate the take-up of hydrogen vehicles and roll-out more cutting-edge infrastructure has been announced by the government.

seventh auto24 opens

Maxol has reopened its Glendermott Road, Derry/Londonderry station as a new Auto24 site which offers a 24-hour fully automated service. This is Maxol’s seventh Auto24 site in Northern Ireland.