Petrol Stations across the UK forced to close due to lack of fuel supplies
BP and Tesco have been forced to close a number of their stations across the UK due to the HGV driver shortage.
Petrol stations across the UK are now being forced to close. This is because the ongoing HGV driver shortage crisis is limiting the amount of fuel supplies that can reach companies such as BP and Tesco.
Speaking on the situation, BP’s head of retail Hanna Hofer said the company had “two thirds of normal forecourt stock levels required for smooth operations”. MGV is currently limiting deliveries of petrol and diesel to its forecourts in an attempt to save itself from running out of supplies. Ms Hofer claims the Government has previously been warned about this scenario.
Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, Jim McMahon, said the situation is a “rapidly worsening crisis”. Mr McMahon then went on to say that the Government had “failed to heed the warnings for a decade”. The prime minister’s spokesman however says that “there is no shortage in fuel in the UK so people should continue to buy it as usual”.
It is now recommended that drivers keep enough fuel in their car to reach an alternative petrol station in case their original choice is currently closed.