Fuel Supply to Rural Filling Stations

UKPIA has Published Today a Detailed Briefing Paper on the Supply of Fuel
to Rural Rilling Stations.

Some of the main points of the paper are:

  • Fuel retailing in the UK is a very competitive business with pre-tax pump prices consistently
    amongst the cheapest in Europe.
  • In rural areas filling stations tend to have low throughputs of fuel requiring higher margins
    to cover operating costs.
  • Recently filling station closures have been averaging 450 each year, particularly smaller sites,
    due to a number of factors including strong competition between fuel retailers and the
    increasing costs of compliance with environmental regulations.
  • The pressures on rural filling stations mirror those of other rural services such as shops and
    post offices.

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please contact either:

Nick Vandervell
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Chris Hunt
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