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  • To highlight the impact of duty and tax on UK fuel prices, Murco Petroleum today held a special promotion at its Deanshanger service station on the A422 between Milton Keynes and Buckingham. In this one-off promotion between 10 am and 2 pm, Murco will pay the duty and VAT on fuel sales (in the regio...

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  • BP has selected the Denver metropolitan area, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and Boulder as the latest US cities to receive lower sulfur gasoline as part of its global Clean Cities initiative. BPs new lower sulfur Amoco Ultimate fuel is reported to contain 85% less sulfur (less than 30 ppm) than ...

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  • UK motorists are today being urged to 'dump the pump' in protest against high petrol prices. Organisers hope that the nationwide action will be the first in weekly demonstrations against the high levels of tax levied by the UK Government on fuel. Some fuel retailers, including BP and Shell have rece...

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  • Suckling Transport has been awarded a one-year contract to distribute fuel to Gulf service stations in southeast England. The Gulf brand has been resurrected after an absence of three years by independent fuel retailer Bayford and Company.

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  • BP has announced that it is to sell its marketing businesses in Namibia, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Bostwana, following a strategic review by BP of its refining and marketing businesses in southern Africa. The company will focus on those countries which offered the greatest synergies with its supp...

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  • The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) is reported to be in full support of the UK governments decision to delay the introduction of an E10 grade of petrol. In a letter to Norman Baker, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, the PRA Chairman Brian Madderson said that delaying the fu...

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  • Statoil reports that sales of its E85 biofuel - which contains 85% ethanol and 15% petrol - grew by 270% in Sweden last year compared with 2005. Plans are to make the product available at a total of 260 Swedish service stations by the end of 2007; it is currently marketed at 170 sites in Sweden.

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  • Gleaner Oils, a major Scottish fuel distribution business, has been put up for sale. Gleaner, whose latest results show a turnover last year of £122.3mn, employs a total of 181 staff in Scotland. It has 11 depots in the north-east, Highlands and Islands, Argyll and Fife. The opportunity, brought abo...

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  • Showa Shell has opened the first liquid hydrogen refuelling station in Tokyo, constructed in partnership with Iwatani Corporation and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government under the Hydrogen Refuelling Station Pilot Programme. Showa Shell is a Japanese company 50% owned by Shell.

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  • Statoil has become the first company in Norway to offer 5% bioethanol to general consumers. From January, 40% of Statoils service stations will be selling the new biofuel Bensin 95. All petrol-driven vehicles can use Bensin 95 without making any adjustments to the engine or fuel system, the compa...

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