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Four Star Thrust!
Four star is banned. Or is it? Independent oil distributor and petrol retailer Bayford Thrust has obtained a permit from the DETR for the sale and distribution of LEADED FOUR STAR during 2000. This Four Star is the only product for 'older cars' that has a British Standard.
The permit was awarded on Christmas eve and Bayford Thrust are in the process of arranging for deliveries to be made to service stations across the country. It is hoped that there will be at least 3 or 4 sites in each county with as many in the larger cities.
Further information and the addresses of each location will be posted on this web site over coming weeks. In the meantime please go in to your local garage and ask them to contact Bayford Thrust if they wish to retail Leaded Four Star.
Whilst banning the sale of leaded fuel the government (after heavy lobbying by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs) agreed to make 100million litres available to 'special interest groups'. Bayford Thrust is the only petroleum company to have a permit to distribute nationwide and have 82% of the total allocation. The fuel will be manufactured by Futura Petroleum and distributed by Bayford through the Thrust retail network, Thrust Franchise Distributors and independent forecourts. Futura Petroleum is an operating subsidiary of Fortum Oil and Gas OY, Finlands premier energy group.
Working together on this joint enterprise Bayford Thrust and Futura speak the same language. "As independent oil companies and petrol retailers we have to be innovative and take the initiative. That's what we are and that's what we've done" explained Jonathan Turner from Bayford Thrust.
Four Star Sites!
information supplied by David Greenwood, Bayford and Co