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Fuelling the drive to net zero - Retail Marketing Survey 2021

The Energy Institute’s Knowledge Service (EIKS) team has gathered a wealth of UK forecourt data and other information relevant to the fuel retailing sector, all of which is available online. Some datasets extend back almost 100 years.The data also describes current electric vehicle charging points across the UK.

Last year will sadly be remembered as the year of the COVID-19 pandemic, which dramatically altered life for people around the world in 2020, and into 2021. The impacts of the pandemic can be seen clearly in the latest data from the Energy Institute’s Retail Marketing Survey (RMS) – a year of lockdowns and restrictions on movement impacted the price of fuel, the volume of fuel sold, and the number of new cars being registered in 2020. However, beyond these short-term impacts, longer term trends remain unchanged, such as the growth in electric vehicle (EV) charging points and the continued closure and consolidation of retail fuel outlets. 

To read about some of the themes emerging from this year's data, please click on the button below to download the article pdf. You can also dive deeper into the data by accessing the latest RMS data sheet here. 

Thanks to Experian Catalist and Zap-Map for providing the data for this year's RMS.

Article details


PR+Apr+21+pp24-25 (2).pdf

Journal title: Petroleum Review

Publisher: Energy Institute

Keywords: RMS -

Subjects: Forecourt retailing - Fuels - Decarbonisation -

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