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    Making the future


    Shell plans to add a further 10,000 service stations globally to its current tally of 45,000 sites by 2025, according to István Kapitány, Shell’s executive vice president of global retail. The ambitious plan includes building its customer base to 40 million a day and, in most of the countries it ...

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    Looking to the future


    Jet dealers were welcomed in glamorous Cannes last month to one of the regular gatherings held by Phillips 66, which enabled the company’s staff (including its senior executives) to network in an informal setting with its retail and wholesale customers. There’s been a lot of change since the last ...

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    Pastures green


    If you want to be inspired about the potential of forecourt retailing, you could do no worse than a visit to our friends in the Republic of Ireland, where Forecourt Trader was recently taken on a whistle-stop tour of some of the brightest and best sites around Dublin. Many ...

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    Leading the charge


    When it comes to electric vehicles (EVs) their capabilities and how they’ll be charged there always seems to be more questions than answers. An Office for National Statistics survey published last summer found that the most significant barrier to purchasing an EV surrounded the battery, and specifically a perceived ...

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    Yara International opens "world’s largest" AdBlue production plant


    AdBlue producer Yara International has opened what it describes as the world’s largest production capacity in Brunsbüttel, Germany. The new facility has a production capacity of 1.1 million tons of AdBlue per year. Svein Tore Holsether, president and CEO of Yara, said: “AdBlue is a fluid used to remove harmful ...

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    Driving the road ahead


    Accelerating growth in a changing world by making life’s journeys better, was the theme at Shell UK’s retail business plan event in Wales last month, which saw the new retail boss Bernie Williamson take to the stage at the annual gathering for the first time following the retirement of her ...

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    Monitoring progress


    Suresite has been hitting the headlines recently with its announcements about deals with Greenergy and its £2bn-worth of bank card transactions processed in the past 12 months.And it’s likely to become even more of an industry name, if new legislation is introduced in November concerning wet-stock monitoring. "We’ve been ...

  • Call for funding equality for hydrogen and electric

    Call for funding equality for hydrogen and electric


    The Government will not meet its target of 65 operational hydrogen refuelling stations by 2020 unless funding is increased, one of the main companies involved in the sector has warned. ITM Power, which supplied the equipment for Shell’s hydrogen refuelling site at its Cobham services on the M25 (above), ...

  • Hydrogen fuel producer signs supply deal with Honda (UK)

    Hydrogen fuel producer signs supply deal with Honda (UK)


    The energy storage and clean fuel company ITM Power has signed a fuel contract with Honda (UK), which will purchase hydrogen at £10 per kg. The contract covers fuel dispensed across ITM Power’s hydrogen refuelling network. The refuelling network has been financially supported by Innovate UK, Office for Low ...

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    Shell selective


    Shell UK is preparing to launch the lastest version of its premium fuel V-Power in the spring. The new fuel, which features ’Dynaflex technology’ will be marketed across the media and on Shell forecourts nationwide as ’Britain’s best fuel’. V-power was originally launched in 2008, updated in 2012, and ...

  • Greenergy extends supply deal with Penny Petroleum

    Greenergy extends supply deal with Penny Petroleum


    Greenergy has signed agreements to supply a further three sites owned by Top 50 Indie Penny Petroleum, taking the number of Penny Petroleum sites supplied by Greenergy to seven. All of these sites are Esso-branded. Two of the sites, at Sadberge on the A66 between Darlington and Stockton-on-Tees and ...

  • Shell launches in-car payment app with Jaguar

    Shell launches in-car payment app with Jaguar


    Jaguar drivers can now use their car’s touchscreen to pay for fuel at Shell filling stations with a new cashless payment app. Owners who install the Shell app can drive up to any pump at a Shell service station (initially in the UK and then globally) and use the ...

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    Driving volumes


    Certas Energy’s retail director Ramsay MacDonald is in buoyant mood as he reflects on the strength of the company’s Gulf brand as we head into 2017. "Now’s a good time for people to be contacting us, because we’re locked and loaded to go," he gushes. The overall message is ...

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    Growing together


    The glorious Powerscourt Hotel in Wicklow, Ireland, was the setting for last month’s biennial Jet conference, which brought together retailers, wholesalers and senior Phillips 66 executives including Brian Mandell, president, global marketing in an informal setting. The event is all about relationship building, sharing news, ideas and feedback. Retailers ...

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    Marginal gains


    Dramatic falls in the price of petrol and diesel, and a boom in the fleet of vans making home deliveries, have helped to turn around a weakening fuel market. The total volume of road fuel sales looked to be in permanent decline after year-on-year falls from their peak in 2007 ...

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    Major alternative


    Expect to hear more about Harvest Energy in the coming months and years. Its goal is to double its dealer business over the next five years, growing 20% every 12 months. It also plans to grow its company owned network, both operated and unmanned. The reason for such ambitions ...

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    Out of the shadows


    Since Top 50 Indie group MFG took over Murco’s retail assets in October 2014, the focus to the outside world has been very much on the 228 company owned sites in the deal, which considerably boosted its portfolio of filling stations at the time to 288. However, the purchase ...

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    Premium boost


    UK BP dealers gathered in Berlin last month for the official launch of BP’s new premium fuel Ultimate with active technology. The event involved 600 guests from 15 countries across Europe, scientists involved in the project, as well as a visit by chief executive Bob Dudley. Hailed as BP’s ...

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    Dependable strengths


    A change of leadership in any company can be an unsettling time. But at Phillips 66 care was taken to facilitate a smooth transition as Pete George, the well-respected and long-serving managing director, UK and Ireland, retired and made way for the incoming Mary Wolf. Taking the lead at ...

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    Shell marches on


    Retailers are signing up to Shell in the UK because of the growing strength of the brand, which follows the company’s aspiration to be the number one global fuel retailer, according to David Moss, Shell UK’s general manager, retail. Addressing a large audience of dealers at the company’s annual ...