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December

Mystery problem affecting diesel across UK
13 December, 2013

A mystery problem with diesel is causing a wave of breakdowns across the UK, according to the RAC.

7,800 litres of diesel stolen from forecourt
13 December, 2013

Police are appealing for information after more than £10,000 worth of diesel was stolen from a forecourt in Norfolk.

Armed robbery at Sainsbury's filling station
13 December, 2013

A Sainsbury’s forecourt appears to have been the fourth victim of an armed robber preying on retailers in North Lincolnshire.

Government consults on advanced fuel industry
13 December, 2013

A consultation on how to develop the advanced fuel industry in the UK has been launched by the government.

Warning over pack sizes in Tobacco Directive
13 December, 2013

Members of the European Parliament are being urged to support a lower limit on the size of packaging for roll-your-own tobacco as part of the Tobacco Products Directive.

Australian Commission brokers voluntary curbing of supermarket fuel discounts
12 December, 2013

In a landmark move to curb the fuel discounting practices of the supermarkets, and its damaging effect on other fuel retailers, Australia’s Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has brokered a voluntary ceasefire by the two biggest grocery chains.

PRA follows lead from down under in call for curb on supermarket fuel discounts
12 December, 2013

The PRA is to follow Australia’s lead in seeking a voluntary agreement to curb the fuel discounting practices of the supermarkets, which have been so damaging to the independent petrol retailing sector. It is also calling for the OFT to re-open its investigation into the UK market.

Certas Energy makes Londis preferred supplier
11 December, 2013

Certas Energy has announced a preferred supplier arrangement with Londis that will provide Certas-supplied filling stations with a fast track to Londis for expert business advice and consultancy as they look to grow revenues.

Government gives long-term backing for alternative fuels
11 December, 2013

Supporters of low carbon vehicles have welcomed a long-term commitment from the government to maintain the differential between the main rate of fuel duty and the rate for road fuel gases such as liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) and biomethane.

Households cutting expenditure on road fuels
11 December, 2013

UK households have been cutting their expenditure on road fuels, according to a new report published today by the Government’s Office of National Statistics (ONS).

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?