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October

New car sales exceed expectations
05 October, 2012

The increase in retail car sales in September has exceeded expectations, according to the RMI National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA).

OFT agrees to simplify questionnaire for indies
05 October, 2012

The Office of Fair Trading has modified its ‘call for information’ questionnaire to make it less complex and daunting for independent retailers to fill out.

An extra £20m will be squeezed from motorists as Dartford toll rises 50p
05 October, 2012

Sunday’s 33% hike in the cost of using the Dartford crossing, used by 140 million motorists each year, to £2 should not go ahead says the AA.  It believes that to take an extra £20 million from drivers each year, while they sit in queues with no firm plans for a new crossing, is unacceptable.

European hydrogen road tour visits the UK
04 October, 2012

The UK’s first public-access hydrogen refuelling station was host to seven fuel-cell cars today (October 4), as they filled up at Swindon on the UK leg of the H2 Moves European Hydrogen Road Tour.

Fuel sales down by half a billion litres
03 October, 2012

Nearly half a billion fewer litres of petrol and diesel were sold between April and June than during the same period last year, according to new figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

New eco fuel log comes to the UK
03 October, 2012

A naturally created and environmentally friendly heat log has been launched into the UK market as an alternative to wooden logs.

Motorists cut back on shopping and going out to keep car on the road
02 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.

Retailers get the chance to meet OFT reps
01 October, 2012

Independent retailers will have the opportunity to privately meet with representatives from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) at ForecourtExpo this Thursday (October 4) to talk about their response to its call for information on the fuel retailing sector.

New deals boost Esso retail branded sites by 20%
01 October, 2012

Esso has secured fuel supply deals with the UK's two largest dealer groups in a move that the company says will boost the total number of Esso-branded retail sites by around 20% to more than 1,100 service stations.

GB Oils buys indie Calanike
01 October, 2012

GB Oils has acquired the trading assets of Top 50 Indie Calanike Retailing, the 19-strong filling station network with sites in Scotland and Northern England.

Following a deal agreed with Harvest Energy, do you think it will be good to see the Total brand returning to UK forecourts?