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December

Supermarkets slash pump prices

Asda and Tesco have both cut prices at the pumps by up to 3p a litre in the run up to Christmas. Asda was the first to announce the price cuts for unleaded petrol and diesel over the weekend. It was soon followed by Tesco. The supermarkets said they were passing on

Little festive cheer in Pre-Budget Report

The AA today said there was "some relief but little Christmas cheer" in the Chancellor's Pre-Budget Report. The organisation welcomed the fact that the fuel duty increase due in April 2010 had not been brought forward as well as incentives for electric cars.

AA warns Chancellor over pre-budget report

The AA has warned the Chancellor not to pull any 'tricks out of his box' to hammer the motorist in a pre-Christmas stunt. The organisation pointed out that since the last pre-budget report fuel

Harvest Energy adds London site

Harvest Energy has signed its fifth site with independent retailer Sectorsure. The site, on the Seven Sisters Road in London, will be fully branded to Harvest Energy by Christmas.

Jet updates oil range

Jet has reconfigured and revamped its engine oils as the JetMax range which is designed to easily clarify performance and applications to help drivers choose the right product.

Hindocha Group add another forecourt

Raj Hindocha of the Hindocha Group will officially open the group's fourth forecourt site on December 11. The Perry Barr Service Station, a Texaco forecourt with a Spar store,

Palmer & Harvey launches new transactional website

Palmer and Harvey has launched its new transactional website. The online site, offering 24-hour ordering, is designed to provide greater flexibility to customers and add real value to their businesses.

New BOSS scheme in West Fife

Criminals who fill up and drive off from fuel stations are the target of a new scheme launched by police and industry partners in West Fife.

Alvern Media bought by T4 media

Petrol pump advertising specialists Alvern Media is set to become an even bigger player in outdoor advertising sector following its acquisition by T4 Media.

video interview with Neale Smither
Head to Head: BP and MRH

In a first for Forecourt Trader, we set the cameras on our interviewee ­ Neale Smither BP's new UK supply and marketing manager. In another first, Graham Peacock, chief executive of the UK's biggest independent dealer group - MRH - asks the questions.

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