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Maxol competition winner

Motoring magic for Martin with Maxol

Popular forecourt brand Maxol has handed over £100 worth of fuel to a lucky customer who entered its online competition. Lucky motorist Martin Fisher was invited to the Maxol service station on the Belfast Road in Lisburn, where group commercial manager Kevin Paterson awarded him with the vouchers. Each month Maxol rewards a customer who shared feedback on their experience ...

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Shell agrees to buy BG Group for £47bn

Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to one of the biggest oil company buyouts in the past 20 years after securing a £47bn deal for exploration company BG Group. The deal will result in BG shareholders owning approximately 19 per cent of the combined group, while Shell said it expects the agreement will accelerate its growth strategy in global exploration. Shell ...

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Yaxley to replace Clarke as Tesco Ireland CEO

London-based managing director Andrew Yaxley has been announced as the new chief executive of Tesco Ireland. The appointment came within a fortnight of Phil J Clarke’s announcement that he was to retire from the Irish retailer’s top job after 40 years with the firm. Yaxley’s selection is expected to bring the Irish and UK sides of the business closer together. ...

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Irish commercial vehicle motor tax ‘discriminatory’

Ireland’s largest freight transport association has called for the scrapping of commercial vehicle tax, saying it is “discriminatory” against efficient operators. FTA Ireland said it is seeking a “meaningful response” to its objections from the Department of Finance and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. Speaking at the association’s annual Transport Manager Conference in Enfield, County Meath on March ...

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iDAC 15 – a chance to meet the fuel retailing world

A fuel retail conference is taking place in London in May, providing the industry with a unique chance to meet. The event, iDAC 15, is taking place at the Tower Hotel on May  11 – 12, and has been organised by McLean Communications, who will also be simultaneously running the industry’s leading business meeting forum for the retail fuel marketplace, ...

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Shell cuts jobs over North Sea profitability worries

Shell UK is to cut staff and agency jobs at its North Sea operations by at least 250 this year, over concerns about the field’s profitability. The fuel giant said it will also introduce changes to UK North Sea offshore shift patterns. The company said the measures are part of a range of initiatives to manage costs and improve competitiveness ...

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Gala milestone as online community surpasses 100k

Focusing its efforts online over the past few years has paid dividends for the Gala brand, as the convenience retail group smashes the 100,000 barrier of online fans. Now sitting at 102,000, Gala’s Facebook audience is growing thanks to its engaging tone and aspirational prizes, and in 2014, the significant rise in Gala’s fan base resulted in the retail group ...

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Gala Prosperous

A ‘Prosperous’ new store for Gala

A 1,200 sq ft, state-of-the-art Gala forecourt store has just opened in Prosperous, Co Kildare. King’s Gala, Prosperous, is the third Gala store to be opened by retailer Brian King and joins the existing King’s Gala stores in Ashbourne and Kiltale, Co Meath. Finished to the highest standard, King’s Gala Prosperous features a full food-to-go hot and cold deli counter, ...

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Top Oil call for entrants to amateur photo competition

Amateur photographers have been urged to enter a major photography competition, organised by one of Ireland’s leading oil companies. Top Oil announced this week that ‘Life Unfiltered’ will be the theme for their annual amateur photo competition, asking amateur photographers to pick-up their cameras and submit their photographs that capture life as we experience it. The theme encourages entrants to ...

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Maxol, fuel

Freeze on fuel duty rise welcomed by Maxol

The Maxol Group has said the Chancellor’s decision to cancel the planned fuel duty rise in September is good news for stretched NI households. Speaking following Wednesday’s Budget by George Osborne, group general manager Brian Donaldson, said the duty freeze was the “right decision” for NI motorists. “We are delighted with the outcome,” he said. “For most people in Northern ...

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Topaz Confirms Esso Ireland Acquisition

Irish fuel firm to take over 38 forecourts from rival

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IPRA Quality Assurance Scheme Launches In Co Meath

Scheme aimed at giving fuel customers peace of mind when filling up

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