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May

Fun and face painting at official Simply Fresh forecourt opening
31 May, 2013

The official opening of the first Simply Fresh symbol store on a forecourt, saw an extra 200-300 people come along and join in the fun last weekend.

PRA calls for Government action on illicit fuel
31 May, 2013

The Petrol Retailers’ Association has expressed concern over the rise in illicit fuel detections and has called on Government to take action.

Dye used to fight diesel theft
30 May, 2013

An initiative to fight diesel theft is increasingly being taken up by haulage firms in Derbyshire.

Fall in bank lending
30 May, 2013

The Forum of Private Business (FPB) has said new data published today has shown another clear decline in bank lending for the first quarter of the year.

Man attacked on forecourt
29 May, 2013

Northumbria Police are appealing for information after an assault at a petrol station in Blyth, Northumberland.

European network for charging electric cars
29 May, 2013

A new joint venture by major multinational companies is setting up a cross-European network of charging points for electric vehicles.

Supermarkets force petrol station out of business
29 May, 2013

A petrol station in York was forced to close by competition from supermarkets, documents related to a planning application have revealed.

Knifeman threatens cashier and steals cash
29 May, 2013

Hampshire Police have appealed for help in tracing a suspect after he threatened a forecourt cashier with a knife and stole several hundred pounds.

Bio-LNG filling station opens for hauliers
24 May, 2013

The UK’s first open access Bio-LNG filling station for hauliers, built by Gasrec, has been opened by Transport Minister Norman Baker.

Armed raiders caught by Flying Squad jailed
24 May, 2013

A gang of axe-wielding robbers who hospitalised two people and stole thousands of pounds from a petrol station in Essex have been jailed for a total of more than 40 years.

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?