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Fuel prices - June 24, 2009
30 June, 2009
Results of this month's online poll:
30 June, 2009

Do you consider the arrival of two new fuel brands in the UK - FCL Petroleum and Solo - to be a positive development for the petrol retailing industry?

Differential derby
30 June, 2009

Soaring fuel prices kept forecourts in the headlines last month. The average price of petrol rose almost 4.98ppl between mid-May and mid-June, according to the latest AA Fuel Price Report, making it the second-highest monthly increase ever recorded - the rise was only two-thirds of a penny short of the 5.61ppl record at the same time last year.

In the surgery this month - Texaco, Hornsey Rd, Islington, London
30 June, 2009

GENERAL APPEARANCE: On the busy Hornsey Road, just a stone's throw away from Arsenal's Emirates Stadium, is my stealth check target - a Texaco filling station and shop. The Texaco-branded pole is fairly visible and boldly announces that the site offers a car wash, off licence and the National Lottery.

Does not compute
30 June, 2009


Help and advice from Jac Roper
30 June, 2009

== With the right location and enough drive ==

Leader of the pack
30 June, 2009

Most people remember 1966 as the year England last won the football World Cup. But those in the fuel industry (at least those with enough grey hair to have been around at the time) will associate it with another significant event.

The colour of money
30 June, 2009

When retailer Ron Perry realised his two petrol stations in Hartlepool were in urgent need of modernisation he had one small problem: how to pay for the work.

JTI going for gold with new premium tobacco
30 June, 2009

JTI introduces a new premium Benson & Hedges Rolling Tobacco to the market this month.

Lucozade backs BB
30 June, 2009

Lucozade is sponsoring the 10th season of Big Brother. The sponsorship, which covers the main show on Channel 4 as well as the E4 spin-off shows, is supported by a £12m marketing campaign. Brand owner GlaxoSmithKline expects the activity to drive "significant sales" for the drink over the key summer sales period.

Following a deal agreed with Harvest Energy, do you think it will be good to see the Total brand returning to UK forecourts?