Search

The 10-year wait: 30,000 customers at petrol station in first six months after opening

PUBLISHED: 16:40 13 November 2018 | UPDATED: 09:55 14 November 2018

The Gulf petrol station at Wells-next-the-Sea. Picture: Gulf.

The Gulf petrol station at Wells-next-the-Sea. Picture: Gulf.

Archant

A new petrol station in a north Norfolk town – the first in 10 years – has welcomed more than 30,000 motorists in the first six months since it opened.

The Gulf petrol station in Wells-next-the-Sea was welcomed by the town when it opened in April, as motorists had previously faced a round trip of up to 12 miles to fill up.

If every customer from the station’s first six months had undertaken that journey, the mileage would have been the equivalent of 14 journeys around the world, Gulf has estimated.

Matthew Bellamy, head of Gulf Retail’s Fuel Express business, said: “We are delighted that our Gulf Fuel Express is proving to be so popular, both in terms of convenience and supporting the community.”

When the station was opened by Wells town councillor Pauline Catton in April, she said the town had “been crying out for a facility like this for several years”, and would benefit residents and visitors.

Search hundreds of local jobs at Jobs24

Management Jobs

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Insight

Dan Evans, a partner at Cozens-Hardy solicitors, considers whether Overage is a sensible option or an unnecessary complication.

At this time of year, many of us throw caution to the wind so we can ensure our loved ones have a good time over Christmas.

Women in Business

cover

Enjoy the
Women in Business
digital edition

Read

Business East

cover

Enjoy the
Business East
digital edition

Read

The Best Employers

cover

Enjoy the
Best Employers
digital edition

Read

Celebrating Success

cover

Enjoy the
Celebrating Success
digital edition

Read

B2B Exhibition

cover

Enjoy the
B2B Exhibition
digital edition

Read

Green 100

cover

Enjoy the Green 100
digital edition

Read

Meet the Team

Mark Shields

Business Editor

|

Chris Hill

Agricultural and Farming Editor

|

Business Most Read

Awards

Norfolk Future 50 EDP Business Awards Green 100