Rapid closure of independent petrol stations leaving cut-off communities high and dry

Leon Poultney
Rapid closure of independent petrol stations leaving cut-off communities high and dry
Rapid closure of independent petrol stations leaving cut-off communities high and dry

New figures released by the Petrol Retailers Association reveal that a total of 175 independent garages have closed in the last year, meaning those living in more remote communities are now having to travel miles to fill up.

Independent petrol stations are heading the same way as local shops and pubs, boarded up due to astronomical overheads and fierce competition from larger chains and supermarkets.