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slug

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shell
« on: November 27, 2012, 08:30:20 PM »

shell seem to be taking over lots of petrol stations,revamping etc. ithought that the money made at the pumps was so little,so why a big oil firm doing this. inotice that jet seem to be at it as well????
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Re: shell
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2012, 09:29:31 PM »

I would guess that BP may be offloading a load of petrol station sites following the Deepwater Horizon disaster settlement.  Although margins may be tight, despite sky high fuel prices, the real estate is worth more.
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Re: shell
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2012, 09:32:55 PM »

having just spent a night at one of the revamping sites , they were changing all of the pipework and wireing from the underground tanks and replacing the pumps , maybe this has something to do with the new ethanol based fuel thats due to be introduced ?
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Re: shell
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2012, 10:13:28 PM »

plus its better to own the stations than let a small independant get them and start undercutting your prices.
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Re: shell
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2012, 10:19:55 PM »

Maybe there is more money to be made in the store attached?

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Re: shell
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2012, 04:50:15 AM »

the one that caught my eye was the one on the a46 north of leicester used to be total now shell very posh.  slug
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Re: shell
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2012, 07:48:10 PM »

Hi Slug,
Maybe you could fill up and pick up an exprESSO too  {-)
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Re: shell
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2012, 10:04:24 PM »

Norseman, that wasTOTALly uncalled for
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Re: shell
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2012, 12:32:30 AM »

Just like you Grumpy I ASDA do it - sorry :embarrassed:
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Re: shell
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2012, 08:25:15 PM »

LIDL did I see that comming
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Re: shell
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2012, 08:40:33 PM »

A totAl DIsgrace you lot :D :D

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Re: shell
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2012, 08:46:37 PM »

Or it could be that they are trying to dispose of money in their assets so avoid a big tax bill...


Unless of course they are corporate tax dodgers...
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Re: shell
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2012, 03:15:51 AM »

It will be interesting to see if any of the refits include Hydrogen fuel top up.


My brother has done a lot of revamps of gas stations. A lot went to mini-mart operations, as there is more profit in that than there is in fuel.
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Re: shell
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2012, 07:52:32 AM »

love the humour ,i asked for it...slug
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Re: shell
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2012, 08:39:42 AM »

So we have to SHELL out more cash for late night milk and tea bags etc to underpin the petrol profits.....
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Re: shell
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2012, 10:41:31 PM »

ASDAy say you dont have to shop there. Have you ever been to the sort of General store/Pub in Ireland where you can get anything including a beer, thats what we need, a filling station and a pub in one.
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Re: shell
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2012, 11:04:25 PM »

I've just been on the interNET TO look for a place like that. Then I had a rethink because there's no SAFEWAY to combine those purchases.

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Re: shell
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2012, 08:11:59 AM »

Im guessing there's not been much on UKTV the past few nights :)

I hate those silly windows they have after hours, you spend ages in a Q8ing to be served.

Funnily enough, 90% of the petrol stations here are unmanned card operated systems
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Re: shell
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2012, 11:19:11 AM »

Shell are reintroducing service pumps at selected petrol filling stations around the country for all you youngsters out there serviced filling of your cars petrol needs go`s wwwaaayyyyy back in time when petrol was wwaaayy less than 1.00 a gallon
 
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Re: shell
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2012, 11:56:12 AM »

I go back to 3/- a gallon( 15p to the children) When decimalisation came in what had been 3/6d (17 1/2P )Where's the fractions on a computer keyboard?) became 35p very soon. When gallons became litres the price was bound to go through the roof, well there are lots more to the gallon. Now I am grumpy so please don't remind me I was earning 20 a week. and my house cost 3000. 
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