Fuel Crisis

Hugh brodcasted live at a Tesco that just opened with fuel

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Reported By: Hugh Murphy, Good Morning News

Soldiers will be driving petrol tankers within days as ministers seek to resolve fuel crisis

Soldiers will be delivering fuel to petrol stations within days, the business secretary has confirmed, as the government seeks to resolve the ongoing crisis.

Kwasi Kwarteng told broadcasters the situation on petrol station forecourts - which for days have seen long queues of drivers desperate to refuel - is "stabilising", as he urged people to stop panic-buying.

Reported By: Hugh Murphy, Good Morning News

Supplies at petrol stations are 'stabilising', Boris Johnson says

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the fuel stock issue at petrol stations is “stabilising” and drivers should go about their business as normal.

The prime minister said he understood the frustration felt by drivers as they struggled to fill up their cars after panic buyers flocked to petrol stations.

But he said the situation was beginning to improve with supplies returning to normal levels.

Reported By: Hugh Murphy, Good Morning News

Garages 'giving priority to essential workers' and 'rationing fuel' amid supply issues

The president of the AA has said some petrol stations are "rationing" the amount of fuel customers can buy and prioritising essential workers looking to fill up.

Some garages are experiencing a shortage of supply caused by issues with transporting fuel from distribution terminals to forecourts - things have since worsened due to panic buying.

The issue stems from a lack of HGV drivers - something the government is hoping to tackle by relaxing visa rules to allow 5,000 more foreign drivers into the country until Christmas Eve.

Reported By: Hugh Murphy,Good Morning News

Fuel industry says 'there is plenty of fuel' and expects panic-buying to die down

The fuel industry has assured motorists it expects the panic-buying of petrol and diesel to wind down, saying "there is plenty of fuel".

In a joint statement, fuel firms also called for drivers to stop panic buying and provided reassurance that demand will return to normal in the next few days.

The statement read: “There is plenty of fuel at UK refineries and terminals, and as an industry we are working closely with the government to help ensure fuel is available to be delivered to stations across the country.

Reported By: Hugh Murphy, Good Morning News