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October

Murco buys Petrol Express

Murco Petroleum has confirmed the £51.66 million acquisition of Petrol Express Limited from its parent company GNE Group plc.

ACS slams government ombudsman delays

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has called on the government to take the lead and instate a Grocery Ombudsman, as recommended by the Competition Commission’s investigation into the Grocery Market.

GreatGas expands in Ireland

 

BP profits surge to $8.9 billion

 

OFT summoned to investigate Orkney fuel prices

THE issue of wholesale fuel prices in Orkney is to be taken to the Office of Fair Trading, according to a story in the island's local newspaper Orkney Today. The report said the situation had been

Asda goes head to head with Morrisons as fuel prices tumble

Asda has followed Morrisons’ lead by slashing its fuel prices again.

Brown's call for fuel price cuts simplistic, says FPS

Gordon Brown’s call for forecourts to cut fuel prices at the pumps in line with the fall in the price of crude oil or risk an Office of Fair Trading investigation is too simplistic according to the Forecourt Division of the Federation of Petroleum

Government to delay biofuel targets

 

Retailer stand fuels Arval deal

Retailer pressure was behind BP's resumption of talks with card giant Arval, according to PRA director Ray Holloway. Having been told in August that BP had decided to discontinue its Arval connection due to escalating costs,

Power of pulling together

Aside from all the crashing and banging going on in the financial markets around the world, this has been a pretty significant month for UK petrol retailers too. By all accounts they have discovered their power as a collective force. Never before have so many retailers been galvanised into pulling together in one direction to such effect. The ashen faces triggered by BP's stand-off with Arval have now visibly relaxed into relieved - if wary - smiles.

As ESSO and BP join Shell and Gulf in launching new loyalty programmes this year, are such schemes a key tool for businesses today?