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Fuel Deliveries To UK Petrol Stations Are Being Rationed

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

Energy giant BP is being forced to ration fuel deliveries to its petrol stations as the fall-out from the shortage of lorry drivers in the UK continues. The oil firm said a “handful” of its filling stations are closed due to a lack of fuel available. The Guardian reported that as many as 100 of BP's network of 1,200 service stations have no supplies of certain lines of fuels, several have been temporarily closed, and the company is prioritising deliveries to important sites, such as motorway services. Meanwhile, Esso owner ExxonMobil also said a “small number” of its Tesco Alliance petrol...
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UK petrol shortages should force a rethink of visa rules for drivers | Nils Pratley

UK petrol shortages should force a rethink of visa rules for drivers | Nils Pratley

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Pragmatism is required from ministers as lack of workers looks likely to continue well into 2022 UK petrol stations warn of fuel shortages due to lack of HGV drivers Weeks of warnings from retailers about empty shelves, and appeals for visa rules to be relaxed temporarily for HGV drivers, fell on deaf ears in government. Are fuel shortages on BP forecourts the point at which ministers are forced to rethink? There's no sign of wavering in Westminster so far, but the political stakes are rising. We've already heard from the Brexit-supporting boss of Next, Lord Wolfson, that it is “insane”...
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Government insists there is ‘no shortage of fuel' as BP closes some forecourts

1 month ago   |   By Evening Standard

BP said a ‘handful' of its filling stations are closed due to delivery issues.
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BP closes several UK fuel stations due to HGV driver shortages

BP closes several UK fuel stations due to HGV driver shortages

1 month ago   |   By Autocar

Shortfall of lorry drivers affects "tens" of forecourts but the company says it is working hard to address the issues
Fuel giant BP has temporarily closed several UK fuel stations due to the national shortage of HGV drivers, meaning petrol and diesel cannot be restocked as normal.
The shortage of drivers has caused supply chain delays, but the company says it is working hard to address the issues.
"We are experiencing fuel supply issues at some of our retail sites in the UK and unfortunately have therefore seen a handful of sites temporarily close due to a lack of both unleaded and diesel...
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