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Re: Shell removing lpg

#41 Post by Brian_H » Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:04 pm

Have noticed a few of the Welcome Break service area appear to have gone away from Shell branding, specifically M1 Woodall and M6 Corley both have swapped to being Self branded now but have retained the lpg pumps. The m42 services has had the same but lost their pumps in the process.

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#42 Post by Gilbertd » Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:02 pm

The Peterborough A1(M) services is Welcome Break but the forecourt is Shell branded and it's one that is scheduled to lose the LPG pump in October. I've filled up there 3 or 4 times since seeing that it was going to lose the pump but I haven't seen any of the management to ask them just how much LPG they actually sell. The BP branded station about a mile further north on the A1, has dropped it's price down to 72.9, still pricey but only 4p more than the 68.9 at the services and I suspect they are suddenly going to find their sales going up.
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#43 Post by Brian_H » Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:44 pm

I thought that one was Extra? Same as Cambridge?

Probably yes, as once the ones posted with dates close, that's the first one going north coming up the a1 from the m25 other than the BP/Applegreen at Wyboston without going into St Neots. Though when I've been in there, its rarely had any lpg or the pump has been out if order.

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#44 Post by Gilbertd » Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:41 pm

You're right, it's Extra, I stopped at Fleet on the M3 on Monday and noticed that although that was Shell branded was Welcome Break. Is Cambridge going too? If it is, I'll just have to divert via Camborne. The Wyboston one is on the wrong carriageway when coming up from the south unfortunately. You can tell when that one is out of order as they change the prices sign outside to show a price of 999.9 per litre.....
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#45 Post by Brian_H » Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:56 pm

Yeah Cambridge would be Shell Cambridge on that list, can only think that's the a14 Extra services area?

I know Wyboston is on the wrong side if your heading north, that section of road is one I end up driving along very regularly. Frequently the way it works out. Buckden is also on that list to go, so I think that only leaves the 2 BP/Applegreen forecourts along that stretch. Cambourne is at least cheaper if you can go that way, that's where I tended to use if heading to East Anglia, provided it was working of course.

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Re: Shell removing lpg

#46 Post by Brian_H » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:50 pm

Also can add onto that list the M1 Leicester Forest East Northbound services had now lost LPG for the second time, Shardlow Eastbound (A50 near Derby) has lost their pump (probabbly Westbound too, but wasn't heading past that way so couldn't tell) has also lost theirs. Both Welcome Break sites, still Shell forecourts though. Not on the Autogas website list.

London Gateway services (M1 again) still has theirs, or did last week, and is a Shell forecourt presently.

Given this > https://forecourttrader.co.uk/news/arch ... Break.html

It would seem Welcome Break have been purchased by Applegreen, so would expect all their remaining forecourts to cease being Shell branded (the branding would fit with the usual Applegreen appearance)

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Re: Shell removing lpg

#47 Post by Gilbertd » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:11 pm

Just filled up at Shell Peterborough services on the A1(M) and spoke to one of the cashiers I see regularly. She'd been told yesterday by the pump maintenance man that the LPG pumps is due to be removed and she doesn't understand why. She reckons they actually sell quite a bit of LPG, particularly during the summer when the big American motorhomes come in for 120-150 litres at a time. As she said, not only are they going to lose out on the fuel but also the coffee, sandwiches and snacks that many customers also buy while in there. She's going to speak to the station manager and see if he knows why the decision has been taken, as she said, the pump works, the tank is fairly new so what is the reasoning behind the closure? As I'd been standing talking to her for a few minutes, when I came out there was one car on the other side of the pump and another one queueing up behind me, so it's not like it isn't used. BP Kates Cabin a mile further North are just going to take the business instead.
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93 Range Rover 4.2LSE, Lovato LovEco, sold
97 Range Rover 4.0SE, multipoint, sold
98 Ex-Police Range Rover 4.0, AEB Leo, daily motor
96 Range Rover 4.6HSE Ascot, AEB Leo, my spare


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Re: Shell removing lpg

#48 Post by TNT » Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:18 am

Brian All those Pump removals your posting on fill LPG is depressing. but thanks. At least we can plan trips accordingly.

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Re: Shell removing lpg

#49 Post by Brian_H » Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:45 am

TNT wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:18 am
Brian All those Pump removals your posting on fill LPG is depressing. but thanks. At least we can plan trips accordingly.
It is, but there is no point having stations listed that don't have LPG either. Though what I haven't done is remove the ones they have removed prior to April so theres more than that list to go.

Westbound Shardlow services has gone as well, which isn't a surprise really given the eastbound had gone.

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