The UK on Monday called on its troops to be ready to help Fuel crisis One weekend in the country, rushed to Britain’s gas stations and left many dry.
The Ministry of Energy said in a statement on Monday evening that a small number of military tanker drivers should be prepared to intervene if needed to ensure fuel supply. Petrol shortages worsened on Monday, with the result of “panic buying” from worried motorists.
Across the country, signs of “out of gas” or “out of service” near gas pumps are on the rise, with about 30% of giant PP stations affected by fuel shortages. Some British media outlets have published videos of crashes near pumps for fear of being damaged or unable to go to work. While medical institutions sound the alarm about the difficulties caregivers have in looking after their patients, some schools are thinking about switching back to distance education if the problem persists.
According to the PRA, one of the Fuel Distributors’ Associations, up to two-thirds of its members (5,500 independent bases out of a total of 8,000 stations in the country) were without fuel on Sunday, while others were “almost dry.”
On Monday, department representatives again wanted to reassure that “British refineries are full of fuel.” The situation is reminiscent of petrol rations during the energy crisis of the 1970s, or the closure of refineries that shut down the country’s operations for weeks in the early 2000s.
The crisis erupted in the middle of last week after a secret report was leaked to the government from the PP, describing the closure of a few dozen gas stations due to fuel shortages, as a PRA representative lamented. Panic purchases immediately began across the country and most gas stations are now affected.
Lack of petrol or diesel is initially caused by the lack of truck drivers to carry it from the storage terminals to the pumps. The problem also affects the shelves of supermarkets, fast food restaurants, liquor stores, and bicycle dealers.
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