Shell has confirmed it is selling 185 service stations across the UK to independent dealers.
It has accepted offers for the sale and exchanged contracts with Motor Fuel Group, which has bought 90 service stations and Euro Garages, which has taken over 68 of them.
The service stations, which sells fuel, drinks and confectionary items, will retain the Shell brand and will continue to sell its fuels for at least the first five years following the sale.
The remaining contracts are due to be exchanged in the coming weeks.
David Moss, Shell’s Retail General Manager, North Europe said: “Our priority is to ensure that a consistently excellent customer offer is available across our network, whether the service station is owned by Shell or by an independent dealer.”
Handover of the service stations to the new owners are expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Shell has more than 45,000 sites operating across 70 countries – selling more than 160 billion litres of fuel.