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January

OFT decision 'bitter blow' to smaller dealers, says PRA
30 January, 2013

The decision by the OFT to not proceed with a full market study into the UK retail fuels sector, has been condemned by the Petrol Retailers' Association.

Scottish cigarette display regs confirmed
29 January, 2013

The Scottish Government has issued new guidance confirming when its display ban on tobacco will affect retailers.

Robbers attack forecourt worker
29 January, 2013

Robbers have attacked a young forecourt attendant on his first unsupervised shift, despite the shop being locked and only operating for fuel sales.

Call for consultation over plain packaging
29 January, 2013

The Department of Health (DoH) has been urged to engage with petrol retailers after newspaper reports that it is consulting with “interested parties” about introducing plain packaging for tobacco products.

HKS Motors completes purchase of two sites
28 January, 2013

HKS Motors has completed the acquisition of two petrol stations, one on Alfreton Road in Derby and one on Saffron Lane in Leicester, backed by a £700,000 finance package from Santander Corporate & Commercial banking.

Heavy cost of snowy weather
26 January, 2013

New research commissioned by Green Flag Breakdown reveals Brits missed 51.4 million working hours in the past week as a result of the poor weather conditions. Over 8.5 million (18%) British adults have been unable to work their contracted hours because of the adverse weather, costing employers an estimated £318 million.

PRA calls for new planning rules to stop hypermarkets 'steam-rollering' local businesses into oblivion
25 January, 2013

Nick Boles MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Planning, has been urged by the Petrol Retailer’s Association to develop new planning guidance for filling stations that prevents hypermarkets steam-rollering local businesses into oblivion without due process taking place.

Fuel prices to rocket following 'shock' rise in wholesale costs
25 January, 2013

The shock rise in wholesale costs is just one of the reasons why the Petrol Retailers’ Assocation (PRA) has been knocking on the door of the Office for Fair Trading (OFT), since this time last year, to demand a full investigation into the workings of the UK market for road fuel, according to Brian Madderson, PRA chairman.

Pump dumper pooh-poohs forecourt etiquette
25 January, 2013

A pensioner caught short while filling up at a forecourt in Seaton, Devon, has been issued an £80 penalty notice by local police for defecating in the rear of his car and dumping the result at the pump before driving off.

Thieves steal diesel from garage
23 January, 2013

Police are appealing for information about the theft of 3,300 litres of diesel from the GL Clarke petrol station on Spilsby Road, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, on Tuesday January 10.

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?