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September

Esso upgrades fuels for improved vehicle performance
13 September, 2012

Esso has changed the formulation of its petrol and diesel fuels with an enhanced additive package that can help provide improved engine responsiveness and clean vital engine parts when compared to standard fuels.

UK’s largest forecourt opens on the M25
13 September, 2012

Cobham Service Area on the M25 in Surrey has opened today, knocking Shell Beaconsfield on the M40 in Buckinghamshire off the top spot as the UK’s largest filling station.

Tory MP leads Commons debate on the impact of oil prices
13 September, 2012

Robert Halfon MP has today lead a debate in the House of Commons on the effects of the oil market on the price of petrol and diesel. He called for the OFT and the Financial Services Authority to launch a full investigation into oil companies that are active in the UK. He also called on the Government to consider the emergency steps being taken in other G20 countries to reduce fuel prices.

Retailers should check fuel pumps regularly, urges Prow
11 September, 2012

While the recent AA report that some pumps in the UK are giving away 4.4% more petrol than shown on the dial may be overstating the case – and based on a few extreme examples – there is an underlying problem here that has been in the industry for years, according to Phil Prow, sales and marketing director of Vianet Fuel Solutions (VFS).

New £6.5m distribution centre for P&H to cater for growth in c-store sector
11 September, 2012

Palmer and Harvey, the UK’s largest wholesaler, today announced the opening of its 14th distribution centre. The £6.5m multi-temperature distribution centre at Hemel Hempstead – the third serving the south east region – is opening due to increased demand from the convenience sector. It is described as the company’s most technologically advanced and the most environmentally friendly.

ACS welcomes government rethink on retailer compensation scheme
11 September, 2012

The Government have withdrawn plans that would have removed the right to compensation for many retailers and their staff that suffer minor injuries in incidents of violent crime.

AA survey reveals extent to which drivers are distracted by mobile phones
11 September, 2012

Drivers are using their mobile phones in cars for more than talking, according to new research from the AA. Some drivers are texting, emailing, tweeting, updating Facebook or taking photographs on the move.

Wilcomatic customers take to the track in Wigan
11 September, 2012

A group of 16 independent service station and coach operators showed just how competitive they could get at the inaugural Wilcomatic Car Wash Go Karting Tournament. Operators came from as far afield as Scotland, Leicester, Yorkshire, Derby, the West Midlands, to join battle at the Three Sisters Race Track, Wigan, Lancashire.

MFG renews London Fire Brigade partnership
10 September, 2012

Top 50 Indies forecourt operator, Motor Fuel Group (MFG), is renewing its Primary Authority Partnership with the London Fire Brigade.

eReceipts trials new retail technology
07 September, 2012

A revolutionary new retail technology has been unveiled in the UK this month with retailers signing up for the  launch of eReceipts.

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