motoring NEWS.DRIVERS could soon find it more difficult to refuel re·fu·el
v. re·fu·eled also re·fu·elled, re·fu·el·ing also re·fu·el·ling, re·fu·els also re·fu·els
To supply again with fuel.
v.intr. their vehicles if filling stations continue to close at the current rate.
According to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. figures released by oil industry body Catalist, 150 forecourts have already closed this year.
There are now less than 9500 forecourts in the UK, including supermarket filling stations. This is the lowest number since 1912.
The situation could become critical if the total number of forecourts continues to drop at the rate of recent years.
Ray Holloway Holloway may refer to:
He said independent filling stations as well as oil company outlets, in both rural and urban locations, are forced out of business.
He explained: "Strong supermarket outlet outlet /out·let/ (-let) a means or route of exit or egress.
pelvic outlet the inferior opening of the pelvis. growth since the 1990s, and the resulting squeeze Squeeze
1. In financial terms, a period of time when borrowing is difficult.
2. In general business terms, times when increasing costs cannot be passed onto consumers. The decrease in profits is said to be caused by a "squeeze" on profit margins. on margin, has made motor fuel retailing a very unprofitable business."