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PRA chairman Brian Madderson
Reports of plan to raise fuel duty in Budget anger PRA
21 February, 2020

The PRA and motoring organisations have reacted angrily to reports the Government is planning to increase fuel duty by 2ppl, with PRA chairman Brian Madderson describing it as “a kick in the teeth” for motorists.

Rontec Gateway Fuel Station Leeds Gerald Ronson, David Potts, Morrisons
Rontec reports a surge in pre-tax profits to £68.1m
21 February, 2020

Top 50 Indie Rontec has reported a surge in pre-tax profits to £68.1m in its latest financial results, compared with £27.3m the previous year. 

Andrew Goodwin (left) and Clive Thomas
Certas Energy starts work on bunker site at Southampton
21 February, 2020

Certas Energy has hosted a ground-breaking ceremony as work commenced on construction of a new HGV refuelling bunker at the Port of Southampton.

Zuber (left) and Mohsin Issa
EG Group makes rival bid for Australian retailer and refiner
21 February, 2020

Euro Garages’ parent company EG Group has stepped up its interest in fuel retailer and refiner Caltex Australia with a bid for the firm, rivaling Canada’s Alimentation Couche-Tard’s A$8.8bn (£4.5bn) offer.

PRA breakout pic
PRA arranges Business Breakout at Brands Hatch Circuit in Kent
19 February, 2020

The PRA will be staging a Business Breakout at the Brands Hatch Circuit in Kent on Thursday March 12.

Brian Donaldson and Clare Galbraith
Maxol celebrates raising £17,000 for its charity partner
21 February, 2020

Irish forecourt and convenience retailer Maxol has raised £17,000 for its charity partner, Aware, through its Christmas Coffee Cup fundraising initiative.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS warns of impact of outlawing some log and solid fuel sales
21 February, 2020

A ban on selling some logs and solid fuels for fires could have a significant impact on forecourts, according to the ACS.

Ford Fiesta is the UK's top selling used car model
RAC report says UK drivers dependency on cars increasing
21 February, 2020

More than a third of UK drivers (35%) say they are more dependent on using their car than 12 months ago, with public transport too often seen as an expensive and unreliable alternative, according to data released as part of the latest RAC Report on Motoring.

Forecourt Trader Summit speaker line-up confirmed
19 February, 2020

The future of forecourt retailing will be the focus of next week’s inaugural Forecourt Trader Summit as a superb line-up of speakers from all parts of the industry is now confirmed. They will reveal their insight into the challenges and opportunities for the forecourt sector, particularly with the transition to alternative fuels on the horizon.

Jet Francis Street, Wick, Caithness
Jet secures site win in Scottish Highlands with Simpson Oils
19 February, 2020

Jet has secured a site win in the Scottish Highlands, with Simpson Oils choosing Jet as its fuel supply for Francis Street Service Station in Wick, Caithness.

Has the Government's shock announcement to bring forward the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel-powered vehicles - as well as hybrids - to 2035 or even earlier caused concern and disruption to your future forecourt development plans?