UK Forecourt Numbers Continue to Fall

Green Energy The latest Retail Marketing Survey, conducted by the Energy Institute (EI), shows that the number of forecourts in the UK continued to decline over the past year, falling to just 8,480 sites – down from 8,892 outlets in 2010. This is compared to 1967’s all-time high of 39,958 forecourts. Oil company sites decreased … Read more

Top Experts Come Together at NUI Galway to Discuss Best Way of Putting Energy to Work for Ireland

As part of NUI Galway Energy Night experts from the fields of business, enterprise and investment, innovation and energy technology will come together to debate ‘Putting Energy to Work for Ireland’ on Tuesday, 6 March. The Energy Night will run from 2 pm in the Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway, with the panel discussion commencing … Read more

Oil Majors Slow to Take Up Sustainable Biofuels

Big oil companies bringing biofuel to the UK market are not doing enough to ensure that it is delivering carbon savings and being produced in a sustainable manner. BP, Chevron, Murco, Total, INEOS and Morgan all missed all three sustainability performance targets set as part of the UK Government’s Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). Murco … Read more

BP Brand Falls From Global Elite

Interbrand’s annual ranking of the world’s world’s most successful brands for the first time does not include BP, which lost billions of dollars of value, and brand equity, due to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. “BP’s environmental disaster and inability to make good on its brand promise of ‘Beyond Petroleum’ led to … Read more

Geology Research Group Scoops NovaUCD 2010 Innovation Award

The Fault Analysis Group, a leading research group within the UCD School of Geological Sciences, has been presented with the NovaUCD 2010 Innovation Award. The award was presented to the group in recognition of its successes in the establishment of strategic and collaborative research links with global industry partners and in acknowledgement of its successful … Read more

Topaz Enters Aviation Fuel Sector in Ireland

Topaz, the country’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, is expanding into the aviation fuel sector, after agreeing a joint venture deal with Shell Aviation. The deal will see Topaz, the fully Irish owned and managed company, buy 50% of Shell Aviation Ireland to create a 50:50 joint venture that will sell aviation fuel in Ireland. … Read more