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Fuel laundering costs Ireland 150m Euros a year
28 October, 2011

Retail Ireland, the IBEC group that represents the retail sector, has called for tax reform and a better resourced Garda and Revenue response to illegal diesel laundering.

Shoppers want more grocery discount stores, reveals IGD research
26 October, 2011

New shopper research from IGD shows the number of shoppers claiming to go to discount stores like Lidl and Aldi has increased over the past year, and is set to increase further.

UKPIA welcomes ECC's recommendations on compulsory oil stocks
26 October, 2011

UKPIA welcomes the Energy and Climate Change Committee’s recommendations on oil refining and compulsory oil stocks.

Tight urea market drives AdBlue increase
26 October, 2011

Air1, Yara International’s AdBlue brand across Europe, announces a price increase for its AdBlue, effective from November 1, 2011.

ACS challenges deputy PM to delivery on deregulation agenda
25 October, 2011

At a meeting of small businesses with Nick Clegg this morning, ACS Chief Executive James Lowman called on the Deputy Prime Minister to extend the moratorium on new employment legislation to more businesses, and to reduce burdens from local government and enforcement practices.

Energy company targets forecourt canopies for solar 'RentaRoof' scheme
25 October, 2011

Independent forecourt retailers in parts of the UK are being encouraged to reduce their costs by signing up to a free solarPV electricity scheme which uses their canopies and shop roofs.

Harvest Energy signs eight sites with WJ King
24 October, 2011

Harvest Energy has secured a five year motor fuel supply and branding agreement with WJ King (Garages) Ltd, which has eight forecourts stretching across South East London and North West Kent.

Cancel 2012 fuel duty hikes, demands RMIP chairman
20 October, 2011

The Government was today warned about the serious consequences of their proposed Duty increases by Brian Madderson, RMI Petrol chairman. In his letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, he detailed concerns for the independent petrol retailing industry ahead of the Autumn Statement. Although the previous Government’s 'escalator' will be replaced by a 'fair fuel stabiliser', the precise mechanics of this new scheme have yet to be announced.

Cooke Fuels develops new forecourt brand
20 October, 2011

A new fuel brand has appeared on a Lancashire petrol forecourt, and is likely to appear on another 10 sites next year.

High fuel prices will lead to increase in unmanned sites across Europe
20 October, 2011

A decline in petrol and diesel sales coupled with the desire to reduce costs is forcing Europe’s fuel retailers to convert service stations to unmanned sites, finds Verdict, part of the Datamonitor group. By 2013, one in ten service stations across Europe won’t have any staff at the forecourt leaving motorists to pay for their fuel using automated payment technology. 

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?