Shell winds down UK retail sites as it sells off 185 service stations

 
Adam Hignett
Under the deal the new owners will continue to brand the stations as Shell for five years
Shell has continued to downscale its European retail operations after announcing its intention to sell off 185 UK service stations yesterday.

The announcement by the Anglo‐Dutch oil giant, which last week launched a £47bn bid for BG, comes after the firm made similar divestments in Italy, Germany and Norway last year.

The sell-off will involve selling 68 service stations to Euro Garages, with 90 being purchased by Motor Fuel Group, which also operates BP garages.

Shell is expecting to find buyers for the remaining service stations in the coming weeks.

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