Diesel stocks low as panic buying starts

Harry Butcher sent this photo via Twitter of drivers queuing for fuel at Morrisons in Stamford
Harry Butcher sent this photo via Twitter of drivers queuing for fuel at Morrisons in Stamford
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PETROL stations across the area are reporting that they have already run out of diesel this week.

Panic buying at the pumps sparked by the threat of a fuel strike means drivers are already queuing to top up their tanks, despite the strike being at least a week away.

Jet in Morcott, Colin Easson Motors in Cottesmore and Kate’s Bridge Filling Station near Bourne have all run out of diesel but are expecting a delivery tonight or tomorrow. Drivers have also been queuing at Morrisons in Stamford and the BP petrol station in Burley Road, Oakham.

A spokesman for Adams and Sons, which owns the Jet garage on the A47 at Morcott, said: “The unions have to give at least seven days notice of a strike and so far no notice has been given.

“Deliveries are not a problem -they are still coming in, it’s just people buying when they don’t need to that is causing a problem.”

The Government yesterday advised car owners to top up their tanks when they are half-full.

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