31 Oct '11, 10pm

UK petrol stations closing, "fuel deserts" may result

The reduction in the number of petrol stations is also less relevant today as a result of cars having greater range as they become more efficient - they don't need to visit petrol stations as often. I haven't seen an increase in queues at petrol stations as a result of this reduction. I feel the second biggest driver after improved mpg for the reduction in numbers is the growth in supermarket petrol stations who are able to cross-subsidise their petrol prices - I don't see increases in taxes as a signifcant driver in the reduction of numbers of stations - this is something the car and petroleum industry raises in any discussion whether they are directly relevant or not.

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2011/10/31/uk-petrol-stations-c...

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