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Forecourt property boom continues
01 February, 2007

Growth in forecourt property values has more than doubled in the past year, according to agents Christie & Co.

In brief
01 February, 2007

BP has agreed to sell its Coryton Refinery to Petroplus Holdings AG for $1.4bn, subject to required regulatory approvals. The two companies have also entered into a long-term supply agreement which will provide BP's UK-based retail and other businesses with the products they require.

Fuel prices - January 29, 2007
05 February, 2007

Waiting game
01 February, 2007

News that Torex Retail plc was being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office, shortly after it had announced a dire profits warning followed by a suspension of share dealing, has sent shivers down the spines of the many forecourt operators who use the company's retail systems.

In the surgery this month
01 February, 2007

General Appearance: Driving from the Manor House area along the very busy A503 Seven Sisters Road towards Finsbury Park, I made a 'stealthcheck' on what I thought would be a cutting-edge, gold mine of a Jet Service Station and shop. Wow, what a surprise - this is in fact a very run-down and very disappointing site.

Tick tock
01 February, 2007

Although we've written frequently about the problems encountered when someone suddenly moves from operating one or two sites to a multi-site operation, we make no apology for returning to the issue. This is because some of these operators are about to hit their first accounting year-end.

Service Centre with Jac Roper - Give us a break
01 February, 2007

Neil McCarthy, who runs MPM Services in Suffolk, rang to ask if he had heard right. Was holiday entitlement for workers going up from 20 days a year to 28? And is it a done deal?

Final countdown
01 February, 2007

== Best oil company initiative - winner ==

Big pay off
01 February, 2007

Texaco has reached an agreement with branded payment collection network, Payzone, which will see services actively marketed to its dealer network.

Protect and serve
01 February, 2007

A device to protect customers from Chip & PIN fraud is to be introduced nationwide by Ingenico UK, following a successful trial at a Boots store in Cambridge.

When a major car manufacturer like Ford predicts that sales of its electrified cars will outnumber petrol and diesel models by 2022, does that ring alarm bells about the possible speed of change for forecourts?