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February

PRA concerned by tanker driver action
22 February, 2013

The strike threat by tanker drivers at Grangemouth oil refinery in Scotland is seriously concerning the petrol retailing industry, as echoes of the chaos caused by a similar situation last March emerge.

Tanker drivers tell BP 'to do the right thing'
22 February, 2013

Unite tanker drivers at Grangemouth have told BP ‘to do the right thing’ over cuts to pay and pensions and are preparing for a long battle as 72 hours of strike action started at 4am this morning (Friday, February 22).

AA reports 5ppl surge in fuel prices since January
22 February, 2013

Petrol prices in the UK have shot up 5ppl over the past month, according to the latest AA fuel price report. It blames speculation in the fuel and currency markets as being the main drivers of what it describes as the third price surge in less than a year.

Used car prices fall
20 February, 2013

The average price of used cars sold at auctions fell by more than 10% in January compared with the previous month, according to the National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA).

Report highlights supermarket growth in petrol
20 February, 2013

The massive impact supermarkets have had on the petrol market in the decade between 2001 and 2011 is highlighted by a new report, The Way We Pay, published by the Payments Council.

£37m funding to encourage plug-in vehicles
20 February, 2013

The government has announced a £37m funding package to encourage take-up of plug-in vehicles.

Grangemouth tanker drivers plan three-day strike
20 February, 2013

Tanker drivers at Grangemouth oil refinery, in the Firth of Forth, Scotland, are threatening to strike at the end of the week in a dispute over pensions and pay.

George Hammond invests £1.5m in re-build
18 February, 2013

George Hammond is investing £1.5m in a full knock down re-build (KDRB) of its Thanet Way Services in Kent that is scheduled to open in April.

Morrisons buys Blockbuster outlets for c-store push
18 February, 2013

Morrisons has bought 49 Blockbuster stores from the company’s administrators, Deloitte, as it begins an accelerated expansion of its Morrisons M local convenience estate. The deal follows shortly after Morrisons’ acquisition of seven Jessops stores.

PRA stages Forum in Oxfordshire
18 February, 2013

The PRA’s next Regional Forum is being held in Oxfordshire on February 26.

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?