Maybe keeping things in perspective, the pumps on Shell forecourts that sell LPG read 'Not a Shell product', others read 'Supplied to you by Calor'... They do sell LPG so no worries!
Over the years, seems there are various high profile company takeovers / mergers etc... take Walmart and Asda for instance... but the customer is hardly affected. I find worst thing about Asda these days is those self service checkouts but that might have happened anyway...
End of the day, what matters to us is the continuance and availability of half price fuel... and during the 10+ years that I've been taking notice,at least, LPG has been around half the price of petrol and available at a growing % of fuel sellers - and this will continue to be the case.
This news won't be any different... A bit of the same-old, just another re-arrangement of the sort we have all become familiar with in one way or another. We will continue to run our vehicles on half price fuel from the same or an increased numbers of LPG forecourts.
Scoob - Not scaremongering I'd hope! On the forum a relative few mins yet see a few words of what might (in some eyes) be considered discouragement and then think we've all be written off? Been said so many times before and always wrong. Duty on LPG increases only 1p against petrol duty every year, been like that many years and will continue to be the same. LPG sells for less than half price petrol. I will be converting vehicles to LPG in 5 years (at least) and the owners will be enjoying half price fuel, same as the last 10 years, same through all the similar scare stories etc... Meanwhile unbelievers and procrastinators will pay twice as much as they ought to for fuel - more fuel (ahem fool) them!
Enquiry type cynical comments - 'If a lot more people convert to LPG, surely the government will raise the price?'. Answer is No! Government have pledged to raise duty on LPG at only 1p/litre per year against duty on petrol. Petrol duty is a lot more sever, so maybe long after you die of old age LPG will be same price as petrol! But really it will never be as expensive as petrol because it is more environmentally friendly and government (with pressure from like the world) want to be more envorimonmentally friendly, so LPG will be cheaper than petrol or diesel until the solar car is invented.... By then any solar car might be pubic transport, oops typo, i.e. it might even be illegal to run your own car, who knows... but a long way off!
Fairly local BP station currently sells petrol at £1.03, LPG at 49.9. But precisely over the road petrol is same price but LPG is only 48.9. Closest (1 mile) Flogas depot sells LPG at 47.9p.. Flogas taking over BP's LPG supply/pumps? Good!
But I'll still be visiting another local forecourt that sell LPG at 46.9p.... And I'm looking forward to petrol prices falling - because LPG prices will fall with petrol prices. So soon, if petrol users are paying 98p/litre, LPG users might be paying 45p/litre. I may soon be paying as much for LPG as I paid for petrol in 1987 = as much as I paid for LPG in 2003 - brilliant!
Petrol and diesel users - If you'd rather pay nearly £1 litre, perhaps in the belief petrol/diesel is a better fuel, you crack on - but you'll be paying in ignorance!
Scoob - When this dust settles you'll realise we've been through similar scaries many times, much like a petrol/diesel car owner hearing fuel price/availability stories... but we've always saved 40% on fuel costs and will continue to do the same just like you will...
Full time LPG installer
Servicing / Diagnostics / Repairs to all systems / DIY conversion kits supplied with thorough tech support
2 miles A1, 8 miles M62, http://www.Lpgc.co.uk