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September

Brian Madderson
31 August, 2011

The last quarter has seen yet more turbulence in the retail fuels market with Brent crude prices behaving like equities and quickly falling from $117 to $97 during August.

Payment Watch aims to recover losses from sites
31 August, 2011

BOSS has introduced Payment Watch to help UK fuel retailers recover losses incurred by 'no means of payment' incidents.

Three jailed for fuel theft
31 August, 2011

Three men have been jailed for a total of eight years and 11 months after admitting conspiracy to steal tens of thousands of pounds worth of fuel from garage forecourts across the Midlands.

Plates scheme
31 August, 2011

Thieves who fill up and drive off from service stations using stolen number plates are the target of a new scheme launched in Slough, Berkshire.

Yorkshire indie expands in Escrick
31 August, 2011

Goole-based family business Jos Richardson & Son has purchased BP-branded York Road Garages with a Costcutter shop on the A19 at Escrick, near York from Escrick Ltd for an undisclosed sum.

Shop Doctor: The Co-operative Service Station, Ingleton, Yorkshire
31 August, 2011

GENERAL APPEARANCE: The A65 Leeds to Kendal road is a busy main route, particularly during holiday periods. From the north west, The Co-operative Food Service Station is clearly visible but access is from the south east. From there, the pole is the first sign.

The relevance (or not) of those crude oil prices
31 August, 2011

Look at any discussion about fuel prices or dealer margins and you'll find an immediate reference to crude oil prices and then, in slightly more specialist articles, a reference to Platts prices. There's a general assumption that both are so obvious and/or well understood that no further explanation is necessary. But when a commission retailer who was about to join the ranks of dealers quietly asked for an explanation of Platts pricing from an oil company representative, there was a lot of awkward fumbling for answers in plain English.

Jac Roper offers advice on a major employee sickness headache and cracking the egg code
31 August, 2011

The art of letter writing

Reaping the harvest
31 August, 2011

From slow beginnings, the Harvest Energy brand is now the fastest-growing fuel brand in the UK, according to Simon Davis, the company's head of sales and logistics.

Future proof
31 August, 2011

Putting the first spade in the ground for a knockdown rebuild just days before the birth of a first child wasn't the best of timing, but after four years in the planning, John Stevenson, owner of Total-branded Stevenson of Oxbridge in Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, was relieved his long-awaited redevelopment was under way. The site opened last November, just in time to become the location for Nisa's first-ever TV ad, which is due for a second burst this month.

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?