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June

Traffic volumes stable in 2012

Overall traffic volumes in the UK last year were broadly similar to 2011 and 2010, according to new figures released by the Department for Transport (DfT), at 302.6 billion vehicle miles.

Road deaths at record low

The number of people killed in road accidents last year fell to the lowest figure since records began in 1926, according to the Department for Transport (DfT).

Costco voted North America's favourite petrol station

Costco is where North American consumers prefer to fill their fuel tanks, according to a study by US customer intelligence company Market Force Information.

Cigarette smuggling ring smashed

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has smashed a £26m cigarette smuggling operation based in Yorkshire.

US Supreme Court rejects biofuel challenge

An attempt to block the sale of E15 blended petrol in the US has been quashed by the Supreme Court.

Spanish forecourt workers to strike

Strikes by petrol station workers in Spain are being planned for next month, according to English language news website Thinkspain.

FTA welcomes road building commitment

The Freight Transport Association has welcomed the government's announcement that all the major projects in the Highways Agency pipeline for the Strategic Road Network are to be delivered.

Forecourts vying for international c-store award

Forecourt stores from England, Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic are all vying in a competition to be crowned International Convenience Retailer of the Year 2013.

Warning over dangerous forecourt signs

A “significant number” of forecourt price signs in the UK are vulnerable to windy weather because of flawed foundations, and could cause fatal accidents, installation and maintenance company Xmo Strata has warned.

Gilbarco Veeder-Root wins MFG maintenance contract

Motor Fuel Group (MFG) has awarded Gilbarco Veeder-Root a three-year maintenance contract for its network of 58 sites, after an open-tender process.

As ESSO and BP join Shell and Gulf in launching new loyalty programmes this year, are such schemes a key tool for businesses today?