Insanity over Petrol in the UK!!!…..panic buying continues……
Organisations representing 999 crews warned that lives could be put at risk if the Government does not put the National Emergency Plan for Fuel into action.
The pre-arranged plan, which closes designated forecourts to all but essential vehicles, can be put in place within 24 hours, but so far ministers have refused to consider it.
The number of filling stations which had run dry at some point was said by one trade body to have run into the thousands as demand for petrol rose by 172 per cent and diesel by 77 per cent.
Up to a third of all garages are thought to have run out of one or other type of fuel and retailers said it would take two to three days to clear the backlog even if car owners stop panic buying now.
One fuel industry leader said in a leaked email to the Department of Energy that the country was in the grip of “insanity” which was “self-inflicted” following Government advice to drivers to fill up their tanks, despite a threatened strike by tanker drivers being at least 10 days away.
and for all related articles this week on petrol in the UK (especially for our readers who will be leaving for Easter holidays from Greece to the UK, what to expect….!!!)