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July

As car ownership continues to rise, front gardens disappear
17 July, 2012

The rise in the number of vehicles and the shortage of parking spaces means millions of front gardens have been paved over to make room for cars.

BP showcases its vision of future fuels as global spotlight focuses on London 2012
17 July, 2012

BP has launched its vision for ‘Fuelling the Future’ at its Hammersmith site in London to coincide with its role as official oil and gas partner of London 2012. It is providing fuels and lubricants for the official Olympic fleet of over 5,000 vehicles, some of which will fill up with advanced biofuel blends at a special pump to the rear of the main forecourt, where a series of displays and presentations will showcase the company's ongoing development of fuels to meet the global demand for lower carbon energy.

New teams at Londis to help influx of retailers
17 July, 2012

Londis has set up four new store-opening teams around Britain to help new retailers to settle in and place their first order using webshop, the group’s new on-line ordering facility.

Jet agrees Post Office partnership to offer cash management service
17 July, 2012

Jet has agreed a new partnership deal with the Post Office to introduce a cash management service for its dealers.

Greenpeace targets 53 Shell sites in London and Edinburgh
16 July, 2012

Fitfty three Shell petrol stations in London and Edinburgh have been targeted by Greenpeace in a protest against the company's plans to drill for oil in the Arctic.

RHA not surprised by suggestions of oil price manipulation
16 July, 2012

Reports that oil prices may have been another victim of price manipulation come as little surprise to the Road Haulage Association.

Cashier fights off robber
13 July, 2012

A forecourt cashier fought off a robber who threatened to stab him during a raid.

Fuel thief put on curfew
13 July, 2012

A Welsh fuel thief has had his ban from entering every petrol station forecourt in the UK lifted – and has instead been put under curfew, is being made to do community service and has been disqualified from driving for a year.

Contactless payments gathering momentum
13 July, 2012

Contactless payments are gathering pace, with the number of contactless POS terminals in the UK predicted to rise by 50% to 150,000 this year, claims Dr. Chandra Patni, CEO of global card payments service company YESpay.

GB Oils appoints Alex Ward to head up new London region to push Pace brand
13 July, 2012

Fuels and lubricants distributor GB OIls, owner of Pace Fuelcare, has established a new operating region in London to serve the needs of commercial and domestic customers, and has appointed Alex Ward to lead the business as regional manager.

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?