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November

No duty hike, demands RMI
07 November, 2011

RMI Petrol has warned the Chancellor about the serious consequences of the government's proposed fuel duty increases in 2012.

Cooke Fuels unveils new forecourt brand
07 November, 2011

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

Eight more sites for Harvest
07 November, 2011

Harvest Energy has secured a five-year motor fuel supply and branding agreement with Top 50 indie WJ King (Garages) Ltd, which has eight forecourts across southeast London and northwest Kent.

OFT reviews Rontec offer to satisfy competition concern
07 November, 2011

The Office of Fair Trading is considering Rontec Investment's offer to divest the Total Crossways site in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, following its conclusion that the site raised competition concerns in that area.

in brief
07 November, 2011

Unmanned growth

UK needs capacity minimum
07 November, 2011

UKPIA has welcomed the conclusions on oil refining and compulsory oil stocks in the Energy and Climate Change Committee's latest report, published last month.

chris Hunt
07 November, 2011

After months of negotiation to resolve the Eurozone crisis, a solution appears to have been reached. But it begs the question: how long will it hold together given the fundamental problems that some members face? Perhaps they might be better off biting the bullet and setting themselves free to manage their own currencies and exchange rates? The UK is more than an interested bystander in this as our trade with the EU is important and instability is bad for already fragile business and consumer confidence.

100 'pop-up' petrol stations sell illegal fuel
07 November, 2011

Pop-up' petrol stations selling fuel illegally, are a growing problem in Northern Ireland, according to a BBC Panorama programme which aired last month. In the past year more than 100 temporary illegal petrol stations selling laundered red diesel for as little as 90ppl, have apparently been discovered.

Retailers grow with Keyfuels
07 November, 2011

Forecourt retailers will increase footfall and improve volume sales by joining the Keyfuels network, claims Brian McKee, Keyfuels' general manager for sites and supply.

Murco caps 140 refits in three years
07 November, 2011

Murco has completed 140 shop refits on company-owned sites with shopfitting contractor Shopmate over three years.

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?