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Government consults on earlier ban for petrol and diesel vehicles

Merril Boulton ·

The Government is seeking views on bringing forward the end to the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans from 2040 to 2035, or earlier if a faster transition appears feasible. 

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PRA chairman Brian Madderson
PRA chairman Brian Madderson
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Reports of plan to raise fuel duty in Budget anger PRA

John Wood ·

The PRA and motoring organisations have reacted angrily to reports the Government is planning to increase fuel duty by 2ppl, with PRA chairman Brian Madderson describing it as “a kick in the teeth” for motorists.

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Gerald Ronson (right) with Morrisons chief executive David Potts
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Rontec reports a surge in pre-tax profits to £68.1m

John Wood ·

Top 50 Indie Rontec has reported a surge in pre-tax profits to £68.1m in its latest financial results, compared with £27.3m the previous year. 

Andrew Goodwin (left) and Clive Thomas
Andrew Goodwin (left) and Clive Thomas
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Certas Energy starts work on bunker site at Southampton

John Wood ·

Certas Energy has hosted a ground-breaking ceremony as work commenced on construction of a new HGV refuelling bunker at the Port of Southampton.

Zuber (left) and Mohsin Issa
Euro Garages founders Zuber (left) and Mohsin Issa
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EG Group makes rival bid for Australian retailer and refiner

John Wood ·

Euro Garages’ parent company EG Group has stepped up its interest in fuel retailer and refiner Caltex Australia with a bid for the firm, rivaling Canada’s Alimentation Couche-Tard’s A$8.8bn (£4.5bn) offer.

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Ford Fiesta is the UK's top selling used car model

RAC report says UK drivers dependency on cars increasing

John Wood ·

More than a third of UK drivers (35%) say they are more dependent on using their car than 12 months ago, with public transport too often seen as an expensive and unreliable alternative, according to data released as part of the latest RAC Report on Motoring.

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Forecourt Trader Summit speaker line-up confirmed

Merril Boulton ·

The future of forecourt retailing will be the focus of next week’s inaugural Forecourt Trader Summit as a superb line-up of speakers from all parts of the industry is now confirmed. They will reveal their insight into the challenges and opportunities for the forecourt sector, particularly with the transition to alternative fuels on the horizon.

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Jet secures site win in Scottish Highlands with Simpson Oils

John Wood ·

Jet has secured a site win in the Scottish Highlands, with Simpson Oils choosing Jet as its fuel supply for Francis Street Service Station in Wick, Caithness.

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Keyfuels increases network to beyond 3,000 sites in UK

John Wood ·

Keyfuels has increased its network to beyond 3,000 sites in the UK.

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CWA welcomes proposal to licence hand car washes

Brian Madderson ·

Government proposals for a national licensing scheme for the hand car wash sector, to stamp out widespread illegality, have been welcomed by trade associations.

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Shell applies for permission for KDRB at trunk road junction

John Wood ·

Shell has applied for planning permission for a knock down re-build for its Needham Market site at the junction of the A14/ A140 near Ipswich.

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William Bannister, MFG’s chief executive officer
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MFG customers donate nearly £600,000 to charity in 2019

John Wood ·

Top 50 Indie Motor Fuel Group (MFG) has revealed that during 2019 its forecourt customers raised £597,565 for charity.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 24 February 2020
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East127.9462.00136.58124.72
East Midlands127.70137.72124.65
London128.12137.79125.20
North East125.92136.20122.89
North West126.8567.57135.95124.01
Northern Ireland124.76130.73121.98
Scotland126.97133.86123.39
South East128.6564.90139.38125.39
South West127.77135.04124.41
Wales126.67135.28123.28
West Midlands127.58140.14124.60
Yorkshire & Humber126.87137.50123.73

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Has the Government's shock announcement to bring forward the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel-powered vehicles - as well as hybrids - to 2035 or even earlier caused concern and disruption to your future forecourt development plans?

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