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MFG's new-build site at Creekmoor, Poole
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Six new entries join Forecourt Trader‘s Top 50 Indies

Forecourt Trader has just published the 2020 edition of its Top Fifty Indies listing, which contains six new entries.

Asda's Tonypandy filling station

Asda cuts cost of unleaded petrol and diesel by 2ppl

Asda has announced a cut of 2ppl across both petrol and diesel, bringing its price cap down to 116.7ppl on unleaded petrol and 118.7ppl on diesel from today (Wednesday, February 26).

Walverden Service Station
Walverden Service Station
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Two petrol filling station bought by expanding corporate operator

Specialist business property advisor Christie & Co has completed the sale of two petrol filling stations in Lancashire to an expanding corporate operator.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak
Chancellor Rishi Sunak
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FTA urges Chancellor not to raise fuel duty in Budget

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has added its voice to those urging the Chancellor not to raise fuel duty in his Budget on March 11.

XR protest

Four charged after Extenction Rebellion protest at petrol station

Four people have been charged in relation to an Extinction Rebellion protest at a Shell petrol station in Cambridge.

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JTI warns about risk of vape stores selling to minors

Two thirds of UK vape stores could be at risk of selling to minors, Japan Tobacco International (JTI) has warned, after a test puchasing exercise.

a traffic jam

Government consults on earlier ban for petrol and diesel vehicles

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. 

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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