Thursday, September 13, 2012

Britain’s biggest ever petrol station opens for service

BRITAIN’S biggest ever petrol station opens today — holding a staggering 1.3 MILLION litres of fuel.

SHELL will unveil a huge forecourt on the M25 with 36 pumps, 141 nozzles and the capacity of serving 3,400 motorists a 

It takes a WEEK to fill up the underground tanks at the site, based close to Cobham, Surrey.

David Wood, Shell UK marketing manager, said 150,000 cars would be passing by the site every DAY

But he insisted the oil giant was likely to make more money selling premium coffee and food from its shop than petrol.

He told the Sun: “The margins on petrol are pretty slim.”

Shell expects to open 250 petrol forecourts this year — after buying site from rival TOTAL.

The move comes as the Office of Fair Trading launches an investigation into the oil market — amid growing rip-off claims.

Mr Wood said: “The price of fuel in the UK before tax is the cheapest in Europe.

“We are more than happy to talk to the OFT.”

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