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New way to refuel comes to Devon!

New way to refuel comes to Devon!

Posted: Wednesday 3 January 2018

In a move which will spark excitement across Devon, Certas Energy is poised to roll out a new phase of pay at pump petrol stations.

Set to launch later in the month, Exeter Road Petrol Station in Cullompton will be reopened as ‘Cullompton Fuel Express’. The Gulf branded 24-hour, pay at pump petrol station, will offer great quality fuel along with a state of the art air machine. This means motorists in Devon can easily refuel their vehicles, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

As the UK’s largest fuel supplier to independent petrol stations, Certas Energy’s new convenient concept will give customers the chance to purchase their fuel by simply inserting their credit/debit or fuel card into the secure payment terminal, selecting the appropriate grade, and refueling their vehicle allowing customers on their way with no delay!

While self-service petrol stations are commonplace across Europe, they are not as wide spread in the UK and ‘Cullompton Fuel Express’ will be Devon’s first petrol station of this nature.

Certas Energy has plans to continue the roll-out of these stations across the UK and is keen on snapping up more sites in the South West.

Having been operated by the Sivlal family for more than 40 years, Certas Energy was quick to move for Exeter Road Petrol Station and turn it into the county’s first 24 hour pay at pump, Fuel Express station.

Matthew Bellamy, of Certas Energy who heads up the Fuel Express business, said: “The fresh approach of a 24 hour state of the art forecourt is found nowhere else in the county. Having successfully opened a number of these sites across the UK we are excited to expand our network across the South West.’’

“Our aim is to work with the community encouraging everyone within the area to support the site, and in return we are fully committed to providing competitively priced fuel.’’

Paul Heather, director at Devon-based commercial property agents, Charles Darrow, who brokered the deal, commented: “We are delighted to have sold the petrol station for the Sivlal family, who have been there since the 1970’s and it is encouraging to see the future of this petrol station secured.

“There are a lot of small petrol stations on busy roads that would suit the self-service concept, that wouldn’t necessarily be on the radar of corporate and multiple fuel retailers.

“We are keen to bring more of these sites to the market, particularly where the petrol station is most fuel driven as opposed to grocery.”