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November

Concern over two-year delay in rates revaluation
30 October, 2012

The Association of Convenience Stores has expressed concern over the announcement that Ministers intends to delay the 2015 Rates Revaluation by two years.

Engineers create carbon-neutral petrol from air
30 October, 2012

Air capture technology, which scrubs carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the air, has the potential to become a 'game-changer' in the battle against climate change, according to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

FPS launches fuel certification scheme
30 October, 2012

Commercial fuel oil storage is now subject to greater scrutiny with the introduction of a fuel certification scheme by the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS).

Drivers cut back to keep car
30 October, 2012

The increasing costs of running a car are forcing nearly three quarters of drivers (70%) to make cut-backs to their outgoings to keep themselves motoring, according to research by MoneySupermarket.com.

Progress for fuel tax transparency
30 October, 2012

A second reading of Robert Halfon MP's Private Members Bill demanding fuel tax transparency is scheduled for November 30.

in brief
30 October, 2012

Esso signs Chartman

Results of this month's online poll:
30 October, 2012

Do you think the exceptionally big fall in fuel sales between April and June was due to unusual circumstances such as the tanker driver threat bringing sales forward and bad summer weather, or a sharply increasing downward trend?

Motor Fuel Group signs deal with Costcutter
30 October, 2012

Top 50 Indie Motor Fuel Group (MFG) has signed a new shop supply agreement with Costcutter Supermarkets Group. The deal will replace its existing shop agreement with Palmer and Harvey, and between now and the end of March next year, MFG will introduce the latest Costcutter imagery across its 48-forecourt network as part of a fast-moving shop refit programme.

Exelby Services gets go ahead...at long last
30 October, 2012

Top 50 Indie and truck stop operator Exelby Services has been given the official go-ahead for a new £5m state-of-the-art site at Leeming Bar in North Yorkshire. Local authority planning approval was granted back in August 2010 but following the upgrade of the A1 to motorway status the plans were included in the lengthy planning inquiry into the location for a new motorway service area between Wetherby and Scotch Corner.

chris Hunt
30 October, 2012

Well, the Olympic Games have come and gone since the last column I wrote, and most commentators have judged them to have been a huge success. That was certainly my personal experience and it is gratifying to know that we can do things well in this country. Even the weather behaved itself for most of the time!

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?