Shell switches on its first UK EV charging points

Shell has opened its first electric vehicle (EV) charging points at its petrol stations in the UK. Drivers will be able to recharge their EVs in three locations in London, Surrey and Derby and a further seven locations will be launched by the end of the year. The oil giant said the rapid chargers can […]

Three-day strike at petrol stations in Italy

Staff at petrol stations in Italy are on a three-day strike in protest against recent price hikes by oil firms. Reports claim drivers have been stocking up on fuel since the protest is expected to last until tomorrow morning. Petrol pump owners are believed to have said the rise in energy prices are putting their […]

Petrol group slams ‘unprepared’ DECC

A petrol group has slammed DECC for failing to prepare properly for disruption to the fuel supply chain, warning the consequences of a planned strike by tanker drivers could have been avoided. Fuel tanker drivers from the union Unite voted in favour of strike action on Monday in a dispute over pay and terms and […]

Petrol forecourt numbers at all time low

The number of petrol stations in the UK has fallen to an all time low. The annual Retail Marketing survey conducted by the Energy Institute showed 270 forecourts closed last year, with the biggest decrease in the number of independent retailers. There are now 9,013 petrol stations compared to almost 40,000 in 1967. Although the […]