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19th April 2024, 20:21

New Cepsa petrol station opens on Kingsway

Published by GBC News

A new Cepsa petrol station on Kingsway has opened. In a first for the Rock, the station is now also home to a CarrefourExpress.

The old Cepsa, on Winston Churchill Avenue will be vacated by the end of the month. The team behind the project say it's taken years of work.

Plans to move Cepsa Gibraltar to Kingsway have been in the pipeline for almost as long as plans for the tunnel began.

Works could only commence once the tunnel was complete so this last year has been full steam ahead as the team worked on constructing its new home.

Building a petrol station, near the water and next to a runway is no easy feat.

Cepsa says quite a bit of its business has come from across the border in the past and that the swap to the tunnel did have quite an impact on its old store.

A major change to the station is the addition of carrefour express. It’s the first time the supermarket chain has had an outlet on the Rock.

Whilst the location and station is important, prices are pivotal. Cepsa says since the re-introduction of a fuel-duty discount from the Government, they’ve managed to return to competitive prices.

Though this needs to be monitored, Cepsa seems pumped to begin this next chapter