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CommentWire
CommentWire

German petrol: brakes off for consolidation

The regulator will make the companies dispose of some of their service station sites, and will also force BP to cut its stake in the Bayernoil refinery. The deal is still likely to be worthwhile for the oil majors. It could also be good news for OMV and Lukoil, who are the frontrunners to buy the refining assets and further their positions in Germany.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Dec 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Fuel retail: loyalty schemes must change

Oil companies have been slow to react to changes in loyalty schemes across the retail sector, instead peddling 10-year-old concepts with little innovation or development. Unless oil company schemes become more engaging, more customer-centric, and better integrated into overall strategy, they are in danger of becoming ineffectual cost burdens.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jan 2002
Expert View
Expert View

Is there a market for 'no-frills' fuel retailing?

Service stations are getting more like 'one-stop-shops' every day. With products from hot food to Internet access, you could be forgiven for forgetting the fuel was there. The major reason is that retailers make low margins on fuel. But in that case, why are Petroplus' fuel-only unmanned sites doing so well in the Netherlands? Datamonitor's Mike Phillips looks at the curious case of Tango...

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jan 2002
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Fuel retailing: Irish to pump up the volume at 6.7% per year

Published By Datamonitor
05 Mar 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

OMV: good results, but repeat performance unlikely

Most of the oil majors saw hefty declines in profits as oil prices fell post-September 11. OMV was no exception, with a 25% decline in net income for Q4. Even so, 2001 profits reached record levels. The company will not be able to achieve similar growth in 2002, but it should be confident of another good year for marketing and chemicals and plastics.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Mar 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Q8: turning up the heat on UK loyalty schemes

Q8GO is a unique loyalty scheme amongst European fuel retailers. At each visit, marketing information is printed directly onto members' cards using thermochronic technology. The innovation helps capture consumer interest in a saturated loyalty market, whilst providing a new platform for direct marketing. However, other 'smart' schemes have failed in the past.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
12 Mar 2002
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Fuel retailing: volume growth lowest in Germany

Published By Datamonitor
21 Mar 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Russian oil industry: more for sale

Russia has declared its plans to sell some of its shares in Lukoil and Slavneft, two of the country's leading oil companies. This will allow foreign investors to benefit from the current boom in Russia's oil industry, but they may be deterred by the state's heavy control.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Apr 2002
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Fuel retailing: Greece will remain least efficient

Published By Datamonitor
16 Apr 2002
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Fuel retailing: Luxembourg has highest throughput per site

Published By Datamonitor
10 May 2002

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