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October

Jet targets network growth of 30% by 2018
04 October, 2013

Plans to boost the number of Jet sites by 30%, and a raft of initiatives aimed at enhancing the brand’s retailer package were announced at this week’s Phillips 66 annual dealer conference, held in the plush surroundings of Gleneagles, Scotland.

Best-one launches retailer loyalty scheme
03 October, 2013

Best-one, the premium symbol offering from the Bestway Group, has announced a new rebate scheme for retailers, called My Rewards

PRA welcomes Chancellor's duty freeze pledge
01 October, 2013

The PRA has welcomed Chancellor George Osborne’s pledge, in his speech to the Tory Party conference, to freeze fuel duty until the next election in May 2015, meaning that the planned duty rise of 2 pence per litre in September 2014 is unlikely to go ahead.

Move to ease Dartford Crossing applauded by PRA
01 October, 2013

The announcement that The Highways Agency has awarded a £367m contract to the French motorway operator Sanef, to design and deliver a new free-flow toll system at the Dartford Crossing, has been welcomed by the PRA.

Roadchef provides remote working space
01 October, 2013

Roadchef has become the latest motorway service operator to sign a partnership deal with the workspace provider Regus.

Forecourt worker robbed at gunpoint
01 October, 2013

Two men have been arrested by armed police officers after a petrol station worker had what he believed was a gun pointed at him during a robbery.

Smoke traps suspected burglar
01 October, 2013

A man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary after a high-tech anti-intruder device was triggered at the Sainsbury’s petrol station in Cricketers Way, Westhoughton, Bolton, Greater Manchester.

Top 50 Indie wins community award
01 October, 2013

A Top 50 Indie has made a major contribution to its local community after being presented with a £500 Kingsmill Community Retailer award.

GB Oils renamed Certas Energy UK
01 October, 2013

GB Oils, the UK’s largest independent fuels and lubricant distributor, is to be called Certas Energy UK Ltd.

Ireland's Topaz spends €8m on two motorway sites
01 October, 2013

Ireland’s largest convenience and fuel retailer Topaz has announced details of an €8m investment in two new motorway sites.

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?