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August

BOSS guide helps drive down drive-offs
20 August, 2012

A guide produced by the British Oil Security Syndicate (BOSS) is supporting a successful crime reduction training initiative in Rossendale, Lancashire.

Youngsters alienated by ID checking process, reveals Market Force survey
17 August, 2012

A survey of 1,506 UK consumers aged 18 to 21 by customer Intelligence company Market Force Information has found that one in five young customers feel embarrassed and intimated when they are asked for ID while purchasing age restricted products or visiting age restricted locations.

Electric cars charge through Lake District
17 August, 2012

A Lake District hotel has become one of the first in the UK to hire out electric cars to its guests, as an eco-friendly alternative to enjoying the local area.

Diesel thief gets 19 months
17 August, 2012

A 30-year-old man, who has been convicted 41 times for driving while disqualified and six times for driving dangerously, has now been jailed for 19 months for drive-offs.

Drive-off man jailed for 12 months
17 August, 2012

Camberwell Green Magistrates Court has sentenced a man to a 12-month prison sentence for stealing fuel from petrol stations and driving off.

Pump prices head back towards record highs
17 August, 2012

A 2.5% increase in UK pump prices over the past month risks putting road fuel costs back on the path that led to six weeks of record fuel prices earlier this year, warns the AA.

Vipster creates white-label mobile loyalty card for small businesses
16 August, 2012

Vipster.me has launched to give small business owners the ability to create their own branded mobile loyalty cards. Companies can design an HTML5-powered card with their logo, locations and offers which can then be embedded as a website widget or hosted at their vipster.me page.

Olympics focus takes gaze away from rise of oil prices, says PRA
16 August, 2012

RMI Petrol Retailers’ Association (PRA) has warned road users of an impending increase in the cost of fuel due to a huge rise in the price of oil.

OFT to investigate Shell, Greenergy and Vopak’s proposed purchase of Coryton
16 August, 2012

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has today opened its enquiry into the anticipated acquisition of Coryton refinery by a consortium comprising Shell, Greenergy and Vopak.

Sponsored slim nets cancer charity £12K
16 August, 2012

A Northern Ireland forecourt and convenience retailer has raised £12,000 for charity in a weight-loss fundraising effort that saw five men lose 15-and-a-half stone between them.

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?