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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