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July

Forecourt loyalty card schemes ranked highly in popularity stakes
24 July, 2012

The popularity of petrol station loyalty card schemes has been revealed in a new poll commissioned by plastic card manufacturer Plastic Card Services to mark 30 years of UK loyalty card schemes.

Gulf adds free PRA membership to dealer package
24 July, 2012

Any dealer joining the Gulf network will now receive free RMI Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) membership as part of its support package. The arrangement is effective immediately and represents another determined effort by Gulf and GB Oils to strengthen the hand of the independent petrol retailer, says Ramsay MacDonald, Director of Retail, GB Oils (pictured on the right, with Brian Madderson, chairman, RMI Petrol Retailers' Association).

Energy Secretary dismisses business concerns on energy contracts
23 July, 2012

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has condemned comments from Energy Secretary Ed Davey and called for regulatory intervention to stop local shops and other small businesses being taken advantage of by energy companies.

Dover site reopens after 10-year closure
23 July, 2012

The owners of Kent’s newest petrol station made sure they turned heads when a genuine Texas State Trooper cop car turned up to the official opening in Dover today (Monday, July 23).

P&H publishes latest forecourt report
23 July, 2012

Leading wholesaler Palmer and Harvey has published The Forecourt Report 2012, ‘understanding today and preparing for tomorrow’. The report predicts the future evolution of forecourts in the UK, in the short, medium and long term. 

Retailers urged to join the fight for fairness with business rates
20 July, 2012

Retailers are being urged to take part in research that will form the basis of a challenge against the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) and the 2015 Rates Re-Valuation.

AA report highlights young drivers at risk
20 July, 2012

The ‘perfect storm’ of circumstances surrounding drivers’ first accidents has been revealed in a new report, launched by Nigel Mansell today at the Silverstone Classic.

ACS welcomes MPs’ rejection of unnecessary alcohol multi-buy ban
19 July, 2012

The Association of Convenience Stores has broadly welcomed the publication of the Health Committee’s report into the government’s Alcohol Strategy. MPs have called on the government to scrap plans to bring in a ban on multi-buy promotions and a sunset clause that would allow for the removal of minimum pricing rules if they prove ineffective.

Protestors step up demands for answers over Coryton sale
19 July, 2012

Coryton oil refinery workers and their families will be demonstrating outside the Vopak terminal in Purfleet from 10am this Saturday (July 21), demanding a public inquiry into the sale of the refinery with the loss of 850 jobs.

Fairfuel UK demands probe into oil speculation as pump prices rise
19 July, 2012

Twenty thousand supporters of the FairFuelUK campaign have joined in the call for two major investigations into the price of petrol and diesel as pump rises have started to rise again.

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?