All PRA articles – Page 10

  • PRA warns fuel prices could rise towards record levels
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    PRA warns fuel prices could rise towards record levels

    2018-05-11T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has warned that fuel prices could rise sharply, and could even head towards record levels, after president Trump’s decision to terminate the Iran nuclear agreement added to pressures driving up oil prices. PRA chairman Brian Madderson said: “Tensions in the Middle East were compounded with the news this ...

  • PRA welcomes investigation into hand car wash services
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    PRA welcomes investigation into hand car wash services

    2018-04-25T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has welcomed news that MPs are to investigate the growth of hand car-wash services in the UK, following concerns they are damaging the environment and exploiting workers. The Environmental Audit Select Committee has launched an inquiry seeking written evidence ahead of a one-off evidence session examining hand car ...

  • New biofuel targets for haulage praised by transport minister
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    New biofuel targets for haulage praised by transport minister

    2018-04-13T00:00:00Z

    New biofuel targets coming into force on Sunday 15 April will double the use of renewable fuels in the UK transport sector within 15 years, cutting the sector’s reliance on imported diesel, according to a transport minister. Changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) will compel owners of ...

  • PRA warns of rising pump prices following US stance on Syria
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    PRA warns of rising pump prices following US stance on Syria

    2018-04-12T00:00:00Z

    A warning over steeply rising pump prices has come from PRA chairman Brian Madderson, as the Platts UK wholesale costs for petrol and diesel climb by nearly 4ppl in less than four weeks, With the Government’s ’Road Fuel Transport Obligation’ (RTFO) increasing the bio-fuel element to 7.25% across both ...

  • Rare praise from the RAC as retailers keep fuel prices down
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    Rare praise from the RAC as retailers keep fuel prices down

    2018-04-06T00:00:00Z

    Fuel retailers have been praised by the RAC for keeping a lid on fuel prices despite rising oil costs in recent weeks. Its latest Fuel Watch report revealed that the average price of petrol and diesel at UK forecourts stayed the same throughout March despite a rise in the ...

  • Fleetcor headlines at PRA Business Breakout in Swindon
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    Fleetcor headlines at PRA Business Breakout in Swindon

    2018-04-04T00:00:00Z

    The PRA is staging a Business Breakout at Fleetcor’s offices at Windmill Hill, Swindon, on Thursday April 26. FleetCor, which owns and operates the Allstar and Keyfuels fuel cards, will open the session followed by presentations including: Petrol Retailers Association – market update; Forecourt Eye – reducing crime ...

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    No cases of Legionnaires at UK car washes, says PRA

    2018-03-20T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has reacted angrily to assertions that car washes in the UK may harbour Legionnaires’ disease. It followed a warning by a medical expert Dr Tom Makin, senior consultant at Legionella control who advises the Department of Health. He was responding to the discovery that two men became seriously ...

  • Analysis

    Brian Madderson: PRA chairman

    2018-03-20T00:00:00Z

    With almost the entire UK recently feeling the arctic effects of the ’Beast from the East’ mingling with Storm Emma, my thoughts turned to all those drivers stuck for hours in their vehicles. Then my thoughts turned to Electric Vehicles (EVs), and I wondered just how long their batteries would ...

  • PRA arranges business breakout event in Northern Ireland
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    PRA arranges business breakout event in Northern Ireland

    2018-03-07T00:00:00Z

    The PRA is staging a “Business Breakout” in Northern Ireland at The Stormont Hotel, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, on Thursday March 22. There will be a number of presentations including: Petrol Retailers Association – market update; Petrol Retailers Association – technical update; Maxol – Maxol’s investment story; ...

  • PRA offers help to claim back card over payments
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    PRA offers help to claim back card over payments

    2018-03-02T00:00:00Z

    PRA members are being offered help to recover over payments from card companies after the European Commission found that fees paid by merchants in Europe have been artificially inflated. No final adjudication has been reached, but European merchants such as petrol retailers may have been paying too much to ...

  • PRA slams ’Legionnaires’ slur on UK car washes
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    PRA slams ’Legionnaires’ slur on UK car washes

    2018-02-28T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has reacted angrily to assertions that car washes in the UK could harbour Legionnaires’ disease. It followed a warning by a medical expert Dr Tom Makin, senior consultant at Legionella control who advises the Department of Health. He was responding to the discovery that two men became seriously ...

  • Analysis

    Ray Blake: PRA technical director

    2018-02-14T00:00:00Z

    The PRA technical team is receiving a number of enquiries about when they must notify their Petroleum Enforcing Authority (PEA) of changes they wish to make to their fuel storage and dispensing arrangements. Apart from when applying for a Petroleum Storage Certificate for a new installation or a knockdown ...

  • PRA arranges business breakout event in Dartford
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    PRA arranges business breakout event in Dartford

    2018-02-14T00:00:00Z

    The PRA is staging a “Business Breakout” at Dartford Doubletree Hilton, Masthead Close, Crossways Business Park, Dartford on Thursday March 8. The event will run from 10am to 2pm and there will be a number of presentations including: Petrol Retailers Association market update; Forecourt Eye ...

  • PRA calls for grants for charging infrastructure
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    PRA calls for grants for charging infrastructure

    2018-02-01T00:00:00Z

    The PRA is calling for Government to offer grants to retailers for investment into charging infrastructure, following news that the Automated and Electric Vehicles (A EV) Bill has passed its third reading in the House of Commons. The Bill proposes giving Government the power to mandate the installation of ...

  • PRA warns petrol price could rise to 130ppl
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    PRA warns petrol price could rise to 130ppl

    2018-01-30T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has warned independent forecourt operators that a fall in the strength of sterling could potentially see petrol back to 130ppl in the spring. PRA chairman Brian Madderson commented: “Just a modest fall back in sterling’s rare strength against the US dollar with crude oil prices forging further ...

  • PRA rebuffs NI call for pre-payment pumps
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    PRA rebuffs NI call for pre-payment pumps

    2018-01-26T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has rebuffed calls by a Member of the Local Assembly (MLA) for petrol retailers in Northern Ireland to install pre-payment pumps to stop drive-offs. Upper Bann MLA Doug Beattie said already-stretched police resources were being dedicated to tracking down individuals who drive off without paying for their ...

  • PRA arranges business breakout session at Exeter
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    PRA arranges business breakout session at Exeter

    2018-01-24T00:00:00Z

    The PRA is staging a “Business Breakout" at Sandy Park Conference Centre EX2 7NN Junction 30 off the M5 on Tuesday February 20. The PRA is a guest of CTC, which is hosting a trade show, and will be in the Baxter Suite from 10.00am until 1.30pm. There ...

  • Analysis

    Brian Madderson: PRA chairman

    2017-12-13T00:00:00Z

    This government has a clear view that our future economic prosperity will be assured if the UK can emerge as global leaders in the race to a new transportation era. This involves automated vehicles and alternatively fuelled vehicles. The Secretary of State for DEFRA Michael Gove announced that there ...

  • MRH and PRA chiefs top the bill at tenth UK PetroForum
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    MRH and PRA chiefs top the bill at tenth UK PetroForum

    2017-12-06T00:00:00Z

    A focus on future fuels will be at the heart of the program for the tenth UK PetroForum, on 18-19 June 2018 at the Hotel Don Carlos, in Marbella, Spain. Heading up the program will be the UK’s largest independent retailer, MRH Retail. Its CEO, Karen Dickens, will be ...

  • Budget: missed opportunity, says PRA
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    Budget: missed opportunity, says PRA

    2017-11-22T00:00:00Z

    Today’s Autumn Budget is a missed opportunity to fuel economic growth and minimise inflationary trends, according to PRA chairman Brian Madderson. “While it is a welcome announcement from the Chancellor that the government will freeze both petrol and fuel duty for a further 12 months from April 2018, it ...