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    Essar refines a new offer

    2016-02-01T00:00:00Z

    Essar Oil UK has just reported its best three-quarter year results, with a profit after tax of $179m (up to December 31), compared with $35.3m for the same period in the previous year. It has also confirmed the signing up of two further dealer sites to the Essar retail ...

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    Gulf’s growing dealer appeal

    2016-01-12T00:00:00Z

    It’s been another positive year for the Gulf brand, according to Certas Energy’s retail director Ramsay MacDonald, who admits to being hugely ambitious, and spending every waking hour constantly thinking about how the brand can enhance its position in the marketplace. He is pleased to announce that the Gulf ...

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    Deals on wheels

    2015-08-06T00:00:00Z

    reportsIndependent forecourt groups are changing the world. Well, to be more precise, they’re changing the world of distribution and logistics company Hoyer Petrolog, according to its operations director Allan Davison (pictured above). The recent major sell-off of oil company sites and the consequent growth of independent groups has led ...

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    Jet c-store tie-up with Spar

    2015-05-13T00:00:00Z

    Jet used the Forecourt Show 2015 as a platform to launch its new convenience initiative, a concept that will give Jet’s 350-plus dealers access to four bespoke levels of retail support. To deliver this long-term programme, Jet has entered into a five-year agreement with Spar UK. Existing Jet ...

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    Harvest is back with a competitive dealer offer

    2015-05-13T00:00:00Z

    Harvest Energy is back on the dealer trail following an 18 month review, and is supplying fuel at better prices than its major competitors, according to Ian Woodcock, the company’s head of retail and branded wholesale, speaking at last month’s Forecourt Show in Birmingham. "The review probably took longer ...

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    Sure-footed Shell

    2014-11-19T00:00:00Z

    In the summer of 2011 Shell surprised the industry with its purchase of around 250 Total sites from a consortium, Rontec Investments, which had just acquired Total’s UK retail and fuel distribution business. This was during a period when most oil companies as amply illustrated by Total were either rationalising ...

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    Competitive process

    2014-08-13T00:00:00Z

    Mention the word refinery, and not long after comes the phrase ’challenging environment’. That’s because the UK’s refineries the few that remain are facing enormous competitive pressures which could threaten their future survival. There was hope that the recent government review into the UK’s refining and fuel imports sectors looking ...

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    Six of the best

    2014-05-08T00:00:00Z

    The Nisa-branded forecourt concept is proving a great success, with six retailers fully branded and more in the pipeline, according to Nisa’s format and development director Raj Krishan. The Nisa forecourt partnership package, in which Greenergy supplies the fuel, was launched a year ago, and aims to provide retailers ...

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    Prime locations

    2014-03-06T00:00:00Z

    Esso’s On the Run format will soon be consigned to the archives as the final tranche of the oil major’s company-owned sites are put on the market, and it charts a new path to growth if not market leadership in the retail fuel market. On the Run was introduced ...

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    Mission statement

    2014-02-11T00:00:00Z

    Despite being the largest retail food chain in the world, Spar is very clear about its goal for 2014 it wants to get more retailers in the UK selling Spar-branded fuel. Last year it began a trial of its retail proposition to independent dealers to put the Spar brand ...

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    Jet launches standards and services drive

    2014-02-11T00:00:00Z

    Jet has launched a new standards and service programme, ’Proud to be Jet’. The programme assesses, benchmarks and continually measures site performance across Jet-branded forecourts based on annual compliance audits and other brand-related activity. The programme has been designed to improve the forecourt experience for customers in terms of facilities ...

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    Esso sells 84 petrol stations

    2014-02-11T00:00:00Z

    A deal to sell 84 service stations to two of the Top 50 Indies has been agreed by Esso Petroleum Company and ROC UK (ExxonMobil). Euro Garages has picked up 48 company-owned service stations in the Midlands and eastern England, and 36 company-owned service stations in south-west England and ...

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    Building a future

    2014-01-13T00:00:00Z

    Dealer groups are now signing to the Gulf brand in significant numbers according to Ramsay MacDonald, retail director of Certas Energy (formerly known as GB Oils). The signings mean that the company will start the New Year 53 million litres stronger as a result. He says recent successes, including ...

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    The swinging ’60s

    2013-11-08T00:00:00Z

    Plans to boost the number of Jet sites by 30%, and a raft of initiatives aimed at enhancing the brand’s retailer package were announced at last month’s Phillips 66 annual dealer conference, held in the plush surroundings of Gleneagles, Scotland. At a convivial gathering of more than 200 delegates, including ...

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    Out of storage

    2013-10-07T00:00:00Z

    Since Valero Energy acquired the UK marketing and distribution assets of Chevron more than two years ago, it has been on a mission to strengthen its supply infrastructure in order to grow the business. This month sees the completion of a significant part of that project with the coming on ...

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    A head for petrol

    2013-09-02T00:00:00Z

    For those of you who believe that staffing at the Petrol Retailers’ Association has been a bit thin on the ground of late, some good news. Step forward Richard Chadderton, the new head of petrol (since July), a full-time, permanent position, realigned from the scope of its previous incumbent to ...

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    Well spotted

    2013-08-07T00:00:00Z

    This month sees the start of a new fuel supply service targeting independent, unbranded fuel retailers across the South East. The source of the supply is Prax Petroleum, which has been building up to this point for several months, publicising its services including exhibiting at April’s Forecourt Show at the ...

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    Fuel Market Review: Optimistic outlook

    2013-06-04T00:00:00Z

    It’s been another interesting year, but thankfully there has been some stability in the market. Those of you who were at the Top Indies Dinner in March and at Forecourt Live! at the NEC in April will have seen evidence that things are looking quite good for the independent forecourt ...

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    Decent proposal

    2013-06-04T00:00:00Z

    Shell in the UK is a far more attractive proposition for both customers and dealers than it has been for some time, according to David Moss, who took over as the company’s general retail manager, north cluster (UK, Denmark, Norway), at the start of the year, replacing Melanie Lane. And ...

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    Star supplier

    2013-05-02T00:00:00Z

    It’s about 18 months since Valero Energy acquired the UK assets of Chevron, and with it the legacy of the Texaco brand, which has been in the UK for nearly 100 years. The acquisition of the Pembroke Refinery in Wales, along with related marketing and logistics operations throughout the ...