Motorists in the UK believe there are currently not enough filling stations where they can pick up fuel, new research by car supermarket company Motorpoint has revealed. The research states that the 9,500 sites providing fuel may not be enough to cope with the demand of close to 30 million
cars on the road. The firm points to research from the Petrol Retailers’Association which reports that 150 garages closed in 2007. "If smaller independent filling stations are being driven out of business in some areas, more people are going to be forced to buy fuel from the supermarkets who may then feel able to push prices up," said Motorpoint managing director David Shelton.