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November

Shell follows BP with new diesel
01 November, 2003

Hot on the heels of BP’s Ultimate Diesel launch last month, Shell is now introducing a new UK diesel which it says will cost the same as its normal diesel while giving better performance and improved emissions. BP Ultimate is premium priced.

Now Mick's off to Europe, meet John
01 November, 2003

Shell UK Oil has confirmed that Mick McMahon, retail director for the UK & Ireland, will be moving on to a new post within Shell.

Maxol buys Connors
01 November, 2003

The Maxol Group has now completed the purchase of the remaining shareholding in Connors Fuels, following its acquisition of a controlling interest in the company in October 2000. It has since extended and re-imaged the company as Maxol Direct.

More red tape for alcohol licensees
01 November, 2003

A Government turnaround is forcing all alcohol licence holders to renew their licences in February under the current system.

Much cleaner with gleaner
01 November, 2003

Highland-based Gleaner Oil and Gas – in partnership with Shell – is expanding its LPG refuelling facilities over the next two years – with 50 per cent of the Gleaner/Shell branded sites installed by the end of 2005.

Texaco launches online credit card
01 November, 2003

A new, flexible, online credit card offering up to 1.6 per cent cashback and a balance transfer rate of 5.9 per cent for the life of the balance (14.9 per cent typical APR variable), has been launched by Texaco and credit card innovators Accucard, part of Create Services.

Apathy hindering progress on crime
01 November, 2003

Retailer apathy could be hindering the industry’s chances of getting on top of forecourt crime, according to PRA director Ray Holloway.

Pump sticker action
01 November, 2003

Trading Standards officers throughout the East Midlands have joined forces in a UK-first to let motorists know they’re getting their money’s worth of fuel.

Texaco alcohol licence plan rejected
01 November, 2003

Police in an East Midlands city plagued by under-age drink sales have rammed home their zero-tolerance message by saying ‘no’ to their next door neighbours – Texaco.

Londis appeals for new recruits
01 November, 2003

Londis is hoping to sign up more forecourt stores with a new recruitment offer, which includes 20 per cent off the Londis Express fascia until the end of January 2004.The group has reappraised its forecourt range and space allocation and has briefed a range of specialist suppliers to cover every area of direct supply, from flowers to car care.

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?