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Autogas opens first LPG facility on M25

Autogas has opened the very first LPG refuelling facilities anywhere on the M25 at Shell Cobham, the UK’s largest petrol station that commenced trading last week.

The new site can cater for both clockwise and anti-clockwise traffic thanks to its own dedicated motorway junction and is conveniently located midway between Heathrow and Gatwick.

“For LPG drivers travelling on the M25, the new Shell Cobham site will make life a lot easier as they now have access to an Autogas refuelling facility directly from the motorway itself,” said Paul Oxford, business development, Autogas.

“It’s also in a great location, as there is currently a gap of 63 miles between existing services on the road, so while filling up with the cheaper fuel they can also enjoy the other fantastic amenities.”

The LPG refuelling installation at the site will be among the most active in the Autogas UK network, which currently stands at 215 forecourts throughout the country, including several other major motorway service stations.

Shell Cobham itself boasts over one-and-a-half miles of underground pipes and 141 fuel nozzles in total.
Currently there are 165,000 LPG powered cars in the UK and the number is rising. Last year 12,000 cars were converted to run on the fuel.

The new LPG facilities at Shell Cobham form part of a major expansion programme by Autogas Limited in 2012 which will see a total of 18 sites open for business.
 



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