All PRA articles – Page 13

  • News

    PRA stages Live and Local meeting at Newmarket

    2016-10-28T00:00:00Z

    Advice on a cost-effective way to provide staff training will be one of the subjects covered at the PRA “Live and Local” meeting, which will be in Newmarket on November 9. The meeting will be taking place at Newmarket Racecourse, The Links, Newmarket CB8 0TF, with registration from 10am ...

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    PRA meeting in Perth

    2016-10-21T00:00:00Z

    Advice on ways to reduce incidents of crime on forecourts will be one of the subjects covered at the next PRA “Live and Local” meeting, which will be in Perth November 3. The meeting will be taking place at The Centenary Suite McDiarmid Park, Crieff Road, Perth, with registration ...

  • PRA urges Chancellor to cut duty
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    PRA urges Chancellor to cut duty

    2016-10-12T00:00:00Z

    With fuel prices predicted to rise by 5ppl by the end of this month the PRA is calling for a cut in excise duty. The PRA has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer advising that the Government should support the economy in the face of such fuel cost ...

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    Oil production cuts welcomed by PRA

    2016-10-10T00:00:00Z

    PRA chairman Brian Madderson has welcomed news of a potential deal to limit production within the oil producers cartel OPEC, which could result in an increase in the price of oil. He cautioned that implementing any deal involving countries such as Russia and Saudi Arabia cutting production would be ...

  • PRA welcomes OPEC deal
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    PRA welcomes OPEC deal

    2016-09-30T00:00:00Z

    PRA chairman Brian Madderson has welcomed news of a potential deal to limit production within the oil producers cartel OPEC, which could result in an increase in the price of oil. He cautioned that implementing any deal involving countries such as Russia and Saudi Arabia cutting production would be difficult, ...

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    Insight into Platts pricing at forthcoming PRA event

    2016-09-08T00:00:00Z

    The Autumn section of the PRA ’Live Local’ events re-commence later this month, with the first meeting taking place at the Wrest Park Mansion in Bedfordshire on September 22. Speakers will include Andrew Bonnington - director, strategic market engagement for Europe and Africa at Platts. He will provide ...

  • Analysis

    Brian Madderson: chairman PRA

    2016-09-08T00:00:00Z

    Post-Brexit there’s been understandable concern that the predicted drop in the value of sterling versus the US dollar would immediately force Platts’ wholesale costs upwards. While there has been devaluation of sterling, the pessimists in the City predicting lows of $1.20 or even $1.10 have so far proved well wide ...

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    DfT has heeded warning on E10 says PRA’s Madderson

    2016-09-08T00:00:00Z

    PRA chairman Brian Madderson believes the government is taking a more "realistic" and "pragmatic" approach to the introduction of E10 fuel, following a meeting with officials at the Department for Transport (DfT). The government has had a long-term plan to introduce E10 fuel to meet emissions targets, but the ...

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    PRA on track with new Government

    2016-08-25T00:00:00Z

    PRA is well placed to press its case in the wake of new appointments to head all the government departments that have most impact on fuel retailers, according to PRA chairman Brian Madderson. He said: "I’m pleased that earlier this year RMI, with PRA, appointed new political lobbyists Pepper ...

  • PRA detects new pragmatic approach to E10
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    PRA detects new pragmatic approach to E10

    2016-08-17T00:00:00Z

    PRA chairman Brian Madderson believes the government is taking a more “realistic” and “pragmatic” approach to the introduction of E10 fuel, following a meeting with officials at the Department for Transport (DfT). The government has had a long-term plan to introduce E10 fuel to meet emissions targets, but the ...

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    Day in the Life: SB Prasad

    2016-07-17T00:00:00Z

    A fter 35 years in business, the one thing I can say with some certainty is that although no two days are the same, they are always interesting. I’ll wake at 6am and spend 20 minutes doing some yoga, to set me up for the challenges ahead, before reviewing my ...

  • PRA gears up after Cabinet reshuffle
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    PRA gears up after Cabinet reshuffle

    2016-07-15T00:00:00Z

    PRA is well placed to press its case in the wake of new appointments to head all the government departments that have most impact on fuel retailers, according to PRA chairman Brian Madderson. He said: “I’m pleased that earlier this year RMI, with PRA, appointed new political lobbyists Pepper Public ...

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    PRA protests about plans to introduce E10

    2016-06-10T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has written to transport minister Andrew Jones, raising its concerns that government ministers are drawing up plans to introduce new ‘green petrol’, in a move which will push up costs for UK fuel retailers and may force some out of business. As Forecourt Trader reported on Wednesday, members ...

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    PRA and RAC clash over views on future fuel prices

    2016-06-01T00:00:00Z

    Conflicting predictions about fuel prices have been released with the PRA warning they are set to continue rising into the summer, while the RAC said the upward trend was likely to stabilise. PRA chairman Brian Madderson said the increasing cost of oil, with Brent crude oil having risen 80% since ...

  • Analysis

    Brian Madderson - chairman PRA

    2016-06-01T00:00:00Z

    As I travel around the UK meeting and talking to independent forecourt retailers, I have been struck by their enthusiasm to embrace the shopping revolution which has seen increasing demand for ’top-up’ visits to good, local convenience stores. Fortunately this enthusiasm has been matched by symbol groups willing to improve ...

  • PRA warns pump prices set to rise further
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    PRA warns pump prices set to rise further

    2016-05-18T00:00:00Z

    Fuel prices are set to continue rising into the summer the PRA chairman Brian Madderson has warned. He said the increasing cost of oil, with Brent crude oil having risen 80% since January of this year, was not yet fully reflected in prices at the pumps. Commenting on ...

  • PRA rebuts profiteering claims
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    PRA rebuts profiteering claims

    2016-04-13T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has reacted angrily to claims that fuel retailers are profiteering after rises of 4ppl in average retail fuel prices over the last month, and said dealers are doing everything they can to keep prices down. PRA chairman Brian Madderson commented: “The oil market has rebounded strongly pushing ...

  • News

    PRA hails victory over rates

    2016-04-07T00:00:00Z

    "A potential lifeline for small independent petrol filling stations" is the way the PRA has described the concessionary rates relief scheme announced by the Chancellor in his 2016 Budget. The PRA said small petrol filling stations (PFS) have been under intense pressure. A study it carried out with Experian ...

  • News

    PRA launches comprehensive online training programme

    2016-04-01T00:00:00Z

    The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) has joined forces with the Safety Pass Alliance (SPA) to offer a comprehensive online training programme for all forecourt operators and their employees. The e-learning package, developed in association with the SPA by the PRA’s technical team, Phil Monger and Ray Blake, gives employees ...

  • News

    PRA welcomes lifeline for small filling stations

    2016-03-18T00:00:00Z

    “A potential lifeline for small independent petrol filling stations” is the way the PRA has described the concessionary rates relief scheme announced by the Chancellor in his 2016 Budget. Small petrol filling stations (PFS) have been under intense pressure according to the PRA. It said a study carried out ...