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Massive new player to enter UK market
07 August, 2013

A massive new competitor, which is a major player in North America, is set to enter the UK with a discount fuel offer.

PRA warns about surge in prices
07 August, 2013

Prices for petrol could surge up to 140 pence per litre (ppl), with diesel rising to 144ppl, due to currency fluctuations pushing up wholesale fuel prices, the PRA has warned.

MPs call for action over refining cost
07 August, 2013

MPs have urged the Government to take action to maintain the health of the UK oil refining industry. The House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee's report on UK Oil Refining, called for government action to address the burden of UK and EU legislative requirements that affect the competitiveness of UK refineries.

Petition handed in to OFT
07 August, 2013

A petition calling for a full and transparent inquiry into the oil pricing process was handed in at the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) by Quentin Willson of FairFuelUK, Robert Halfon and other MPs from all parties last month.

Welcome for cap on card charges
07 August, 2013

The PRA has welcomed the European Commission's intention to cap 'interchange' fees for credit and debit card transactions.

Results of this month's online poll:
07 August, 2013

Do you agree with the PRA's assessment that rising charges for processing card payments are a serious threat to your business?

in brief
07 August, 2013

Alfred Jones sells stores

Top indies share best practice at ACS seminar
07 August, 2013

Top 50 indies Patrick Sewell of Sewell Retail and Jeremy Clarke of Motor Fuel Group shared their philosophies on running a petrol retail business at the annual Forecourt Seminar organised by the Association of Convenience Stores and Petrol Retailers Association.

Shelving of plain packaging welcomed
07 August, 2013

The PRA has welcomed the Government's decision to shelve proposals for standardised (plain) packaging for tobacco products.

chris Hunt
07 August, 2013

The House of Commons Energy Select Committee published its findings from its short inquiry on UK Oil Refining on July 26. UKPIA, along with some other downstream organisations and companies, submitted written evidence and gave oral evidence back in June. The key conclusions of the ECC are reported in the news story on page four. My response is progress indeed, but what we need is action, as time is not on our side.

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?