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August

Massive diesel theft in Sweden
16 August, 2013

Forty thousand litres of diesel have been stolen from an automatic filling station in Sweden, according to The Local, an English language website covering the country.

Petrol tanker ruptured in crash in Wales
16 August, 2013

A Texaco petrol tanker has been ruptured in a collision with a crane in Pembrokeshire, in south-west Wales.

Retailers urged to act over card fees
14 August, 2013

The PRA is urging retailers to get involved in a campaign to curb excessive fees charged for processing debit and credit card transactions.

MRH joins Payment Watch scheme
14 August, 2013

MRH Retail, which is number one in Forecourt Trader’s Top 50 Indies, has joined the Payment Watch debt recovery scheme run by the British Oil Security Syndicate (BOSS).

Rural support plans criticised
14 August, 2013

Government proposals to extend its fuel discount scheme to more isolated rural areas have been described as “too little too late” by the Rural Shops Alliance (RSA), which represents 7,500 rural retailers.

Call for action over illegal fuel in Ireland
14 August, 2013

The Freight Transport Association Ireland (FTAI) has called on the Irish government to take immediate action in order to combat illegal fuel which has generated millions of Euros for criminals.

Spar and Londis enhance ranges
14 August, 2013

Two of the biggest symbol groups in the forecourt sector have introduced changes to their ranges.

BP joins banks' loyalty scheme
14 August, 2013

BP has joined Natwest and RBS’s new loyalty programme, Cashback Plus, as one of the launch partners.

Motorists shopping around more for fuel
14 August, 2013

Motorists in Britain are collectively spending £516m a month more on fuel compared with a year ago, according to new research from Sainsbury’s Bank car insurance. This equates to, on average, £14.64 more per motorist per month on fuel compared with a year ago.

Dealer hid drugs on forecourt shelves
09 August, 2013

A drug dealer hid a package of drugs on the shelves of a petrol station shop in a bid to avoid being caught in possession of them, a court has been told.

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?