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‘Fill her up, thanks’ – West Wollongong servo offers driveway service
1 week ago

‘Fill her up, thanks’ – West Wollongong servo offers driveway service

A petrol station along Crown Street has gone back in time to offer full driveway service.

Decades ago, motorists could stay in their car while an attendant pumped the petrol …
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Local servo closes doors to late-night trade
2 weeks ago

Local servo closes doors to late-night trade

A HOLD-UP hotspot in Bundaberg has closed its doors to late-night trading.

The United petrol station on Fe Walker St is no longer a 24-hour store, now closing between the …
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Caltex and Uber Eats to deliver ‘perfect night in’
2 weeks ago

Caltex and Uber Eats to deliver ‘perfect night in’

Caltex has launched a partnership with Uber Eats to deliver a “new level of convenience for Australians seeking the perfect night in”.

According to the P&C retailer, the new delivery …
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Caltex pitched $100m station site portfolio at developers
2 weeks ago

Caltex pitched $100m station site portfolio at developers

Fuel and convenience store retailer Caltex Australia has kicked off the sale of a $100 million-plus offering of 25 petrol stations as foreshadowed in its half-year results in August.

The …
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Virgin chasing new service stations frequent flyer partner
3 weeks ago

Virgin chasing new service stations frequent flyer partner

Virgin Australia will aim to have a new service station partner in place for its Velocity members before BP’s tie-up with Qantas takes effect.

For the last four years, Velocity …
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No coal, no petrol, no gas: Australia’s energy future
3 weeks ago

No coal, no petrol, no gas: Australia’s energy future

No more petrol or diesel vehicles. Coal-fired power stations will disappear from the landscape. Gas will die. Even the humble servo will be no more.

Instead, vehicles will be powered …
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Ballarat service station could be an auction bargain
3 weeks ago

Ballarat service station could be an auction bargain

It’s the opportunity entry-level investors have been waiting for: the chance to snap up a major service station site leased to a blue-chip international tenant for less than $1 million.


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Franchising Taskforce releases Issues Paper
3 weeks ago

Franchising Taskforce releases Issues Paper

Many of our regular readers will be aware that one of the big issues for the fuel industry in recent years has surrounded questions about the fairness of the existing …
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‘Dirty’ diesel has left a Kurri Kurri man with a $4600 repair bill
3 weeks ago

‘Dirty’ diesel has left a Kurri Kurri man with a $4600 repair bill

When Michael Tobin filled up his car in preparation for a Queensland family holiday, he never thought the fuel stop would cost him $4600, three days accommodation and a legal …
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Why BP is getting into bed with David Jones. The promising marriage of petrol and gourmet food
4 weeks ago

Why BP is getting into bed with David Jones. The promising marriage of petrol and gourmet food

“Fill ’er up?”

That was the immediate greeting from the driveway attendant when pulling into the service station in the days before self-serve pumps.

Yes, once there was someone to pump …
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