Panic buying as fuel shortages loom

User avatar
Karl
Site Admin
Posts: 1456
Joined: Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:02 pm
Location: UK
Contact:

Panic buying as fuel shortages loom

Postby Karl » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:57 am

Motorists around the UK have started to panic buy fuel yesterday as the boys at number 10 warned to prepare for fuel shortages in the wake of industrial action by tanker drivers.

The strike is expected to start in around ten days has been timed to cause maximum disruption to motorists over the Easter holidays.

Officials have urged drivers not to hoard petrol, but said they should take ‘prudent’ steps to ensure they have a full tank over the next week or so. Motoring groups have not echo’ed the governments stance and have urged motorists not to change their fuel buying habits in the run up to the strikes.

Fuel tanker drivers are expected to strike for four days at a time, then work for two days, then strike again. Government officials have already been preparing contingency plans, this could include drafting in foreign hauliers and enlisting members of the Armed Forces. Around 80 highly qualified RAF drivers are expected to start training with haulage firms today.

Energy Secretary Ed Davey said that the Government had”‘well-developed contingency plans” for the first major tanker driver strike since 2000 but admitted they “can’t reduce the total impact, which could be very damaging” and “threaten economic recovery”.

http://www.hypermiler.co.uk/fuel-shorta ... er-strikes
2015 Skoda Octavia VRS Combi 2.0 TDI 184 DSG in Candy White - 50MPG and climbing

User avatar
Karl
Site Admin
Posts: 1456
Joined: Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:02 pm
Location: UK
Contact:

Re: Panic buying as fuel shortages loom

Postby Karl » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:11 pm

For those keeping up on this. The Dailymail have already started the scaremongering again, as the unions have failed to agree terms. Hopefully it'll be sorted soon, I for one don't enjoy having the treat of another fuel panic hanging over my head.
2015 Skoda Octavia VRS Combi 2.0 TDI 184 DSG in Candy White - 50MPG and climbing

User avatar
tighterse
Posts: 737
Joined: Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:58 pm

Re: Panic buying as fuel shortages loom

Postby tighterse » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:43 pm

I live within 10 miles of Grangemouth. Unions and management there are constantly and endlessly bickering. Death Wish 1 to 4. It will close soon.

But for anyone with local knowledge a trip to the motorway service area late at night will get a cheap fill up from a parked up East European lorry driver. Price negotiable.
Kia Ceed 1.6 crdi isg Retired undefeated on 25,720 miles and 62.91 mpg overall

Now driving my second Sportage.

Warning. May contain a nut.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest