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November

Leicester forecourt shop wins award
13 November, 2013

A Leicester forecourt shop has won a prize at the 12th annual Retail Development Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, London.

Massive diesel theft from Suffolk filling station
08 November, 2013

Suffolk Police have issued an alert to forecourt owners after thousands of litres of diesel were stolen from a filling station at Kentford, in Suffolk.

Number of independent petrol retailers growing across Europe
08 November, 2013

There has been an upsurge in the number of independent petrol retailers across Europe as the major oil companies have been selling off many forecourt sites, according to the latest research from global real estate advisor CBRE.

Robbery at Gerrards Cross forecourt site
08 November, 2013

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a robbery at the BP Garage, on the A40 in Gerrards Cross on Monday night.

Asda petrol station plan refused in Newport
08 November, 2013

A planning application for a petrol station at an Asda supermarket in Newport has been rejected, but at the same meeting Morrisons was granted permission for a filling station at its supermarket despite an 860-strong petition against it.

Dramatic decline in independents in some rural areas
08 November, 2013

There has been a dramatic decline in the number of independent forecourts across the south west and north of England, the PRA has warned.

Merril Boulton: Duty deferment - a game changer
08 November, 2013

The Regeneration Forum hosted by the PRA last month, was extremely illuminating and not just in terms of the information aired, particularly the presentation about duty deferment (of which more later).

Fuel duty deferment a real 'game changer'
08 November, 2013

Fuel retailers could save signficant sums of money by buying fuel under duty deferment terms available from HMRC, claimed Alan Powell of tax specialist Alan Powell Associates, at last month's Regeneration Forum at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in Westminster.

Good stock control ensured no Grangemouth outages
08 November, 2013

Forecourts in Scotland and Northern England, whose fuel supplies come from the Grangemouth refinery in Scotland, managed to maintain availability despite the site shutting down for over a week during the recent industrial dispute.

Trial for fuel price signs on motorway
08 November, 2013

The Government is going ahead with a trial of motorway signs showing the price of fuel at service areas in a bid to generate competition and reduce prices.

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?