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30 September, 2016

PRA welcomes OPEC deal

PRA chairman Brian Madderson has welcomed news of a potential deal to limit production within the oil producers cartel OPEC, which could result in an increase in the price of oil.

Rateable values revealed today

30 September, 2016

Forecourt owners in England and Wales can find out the new rateable value (RV) for their properties from today (September 30) after the Valuation Office Agency published its assessments for 2017. However, it may still be some time before they know how much their rates bill is going to be next year.

Drivers are more concerned about the cost of car insurance than they are about expenditure on fuel, according to the RAC Report on Motoring 2016.

Car smashes into forecourt shop

30 September, 2016

A car has crashed through the front window of the forecourt shop on an Esso-branded MRH site at Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, narrowly missing a mother and her baby.



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LOCATION: My target is located just to the north of the 'railway town' of Crewe, close to Bradfield Green on the B5076. It is the first MFG- owned garage to trial the Morrisons c-store concept 'Morrisons Daily'.

A question of integration and co-operation: This one was a really very different case for me involving as it does, some fast-moving technology and two big organisations. Imran Khan runs St Giles Filling Station with a Costcutter convenience store in Durham.

In every business there comes a time when major expenditure is required just to be able to keep that business going. In the world of petrol retailing that could be new tanks and underground plumbing (maybe every 20-25 years); new pumps or rollover washes (maybe every 15 years); new canopy, fascias and lighting (maybe every 10 years or sooner if the site changes supply or branding); or new POS and EFT equipment (again, perhaps every 10 years).

Day in the Life: Hemant Tandon

08 September, 2016

I start most days at 6.30am with a spinning class at my local gym. I often question why I allow myself to be screamed at by my spinning instructor but, by the end of the 45-minute class, the exhilarating feeling convinces me otherwise. Spinning is definitely the best way to start my day.

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