Fuel shortages persist in London and south east England


LONDON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Gasoline and diesel shortages persevered in London and south east England on Sunday, the place 22% of forecourts had no gasoline obtainable and 60% had each sorts obtainable, the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) mentioned on Sunday, in line with Sky News.

Elsewhere in Britain, together with Scotland, the northern and central England, the disaster was “virtually at an end”, the PRA mentioned, with 6% of forecourts dry.

Brian Madderson, PRA chairman, was quoted as saying: “The fuel is still not going to the pumps that need it most in London and the south east.”

Britain will from Monday deploy navy tanker drivers to ship gasoline to fuel stations, searching for to stabilise the provision of gasoline after a chaotic week that has seen panic-buying, fights on the pumps and drivers hoarding petrol in water bottles.

Reporting by Paul Sandle, Editing by Kylie MacLellan

Members of the military speak to a worker at Buncefield Oil Depot in Hemel Hempstead, Britain, October 2, 2021. REUTERS/Paul Childs/File Photo