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January

Petrogas expands network in the UK
26 January, 2012

Top 50 Indie Petrogas is growing its UK network with the acquisition of seven freehold and leasehold sites from Shell, and disposed of two sites to the oil company in the same deal.

Coryton fuel deliveries stopped as Petroplus runs out of cash
24 January, 2012

Troubled oil refiner Petroplus Holdings AG, Europe’s largest independent oil refiner and owner of the Coryton oil refinery in Essex, is to file for insolvency, following a failure to reach agreement with creditors to extend loan repayment deadlines.

Fuel laundering higlighted in Irish 'efficient driving' campaign launched by Boyzone star
24 January, 2012

Boyzone’s Shane Lynch has launched a new efficient driving campaign by leading fuels and convenience retailer Topaz.

Contingency plans in place as strike affects 20% of Jet tanker drivers
24 January, 2012

Contingency plans are in place at ConocoPhillips depots around the country as strike action threatens fuel deliveries. The company said Wincanton tanker drivers – who launched seven days of strike action this morning – accounted for around 20% of the delivery drivers that use the ConocoPhillips terminals.

Frantic day for Jet dealers as strike hits fuel deliveries
24 January, 2012

ConocoPhillips has let Jet dealers down by failing to plan for strike action by Wincanton tanker drivers, according to Top 50 Indie Brobot Petroleum.

Tanker driver strike threatens fuel deliveries to 380 Jet sites
23 January, 2012

Fuel supplies will be hit when seven days of strike action gets under way from dawn tomorrow (Tuesday 24 January). Oil tanker drivers, employed by the road haulage firm Wincanton, are set to walk out in the dispute over attacks on workers' pay, terms and conditions, as the company proposes to slash pay by up to 20 per cent and downgrade workers' pensions, according to Unite, the country’s biggest union.

ACS launches campaign for business rates cap
23 January, 2012

A campaign to cap the annual business rates increase at 2%, in line with Government targets for inflation, is being launched by the ACS today.

MSYS seeks great community stores for MP visits
23 January, 2012

The My Shop is Your Shop campaign is looking for local shops with a track record in community engagement to put themselves forward for the MSYS Community Retailing Award.

Calanike boss slams AIB's 'heart-breaking' decision
19 January, 2012

Calanike Retailing boss Kenny Webster is “absolutely furious” with Allied Irish Bank (AIB), following its shock decision to put his petrol retailing group into receivership, at the same time as placing his drinks manufacturing business – Sangs – into administration.

Forecourt flasher convicted
19 January, 2012

A forecourt flasher who was caught running naked from a petrol station after terrifying a woman driver has been convicted.

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?