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  1. Published on: 24/09/2021 03:19 PMReported by: editor
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    Yesterday it was reported that just a handful of BP stations and a few Esso owned Tesco Alliance stations were closed due to delivery issues caused by the shortage of HGV drivers.

    Today, Friday, motorists around the UK are panic buying fuel across the UK, forming long queues at petrol stations.

    There is no shortage of fuel at refineries, just delivery issues, but that hasn't stopped the public panicking to fill up their vehicles with fuel.

    The selfish action of so many does not give any respect to workers, including those who work in the emergancy services, NHS, carers who will now have to queue or even search to much needed fuel for their duties.

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    Queues at Morrisons in Southport, Lancashire today

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    The situation was no better in Wales this morning - Picture with permission from Rhydian Hughes @HughesRhydian on twitter
    Panic buying of petrol has commenced in Llanrwst and Betws y coed.
    I hope there will be some left for me or I’ll be running on empty.
    Well it wasn't going to be long before some pumps became out of action. Many stations have already introduced maximum spends such as £30.

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    People took to twitter to vent their frustration, anger, and of course some humour

    Ian Jeffery @Ian_Jeffery tweeted
    The heartwarming thing about seeing all the morons queuing and #panicbuying petrol and this morning is knowing that they will also all have about 1,000 toilet rolls in that car incase they get short whilst waiting #fuelshortage
    Matt Tacey @NHSNurse15
    I wish people could panic buy common sense ...
    Chris @CM2408
    If you’re filling your car up, just to park it on the drive, so no one else can have the fuel “just in case you need it”.
    You’re the problem.
    Not the truckers.
    You.
    reggies mum @kellsley
    Seriously people are filling Jerry cans up again - why are the petrol stations not banning these? It’s obviously they are being selfish when they fill their tank and 2 cans at the same time!

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  4. The PNP says:24/09/2021 04:09 PM
    Well, my trusty bikes haven't needed a drop of fuel yet!

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  6. justbecause says:24/09/2021 04:24 PM
    Apart from being grossly stupid, some people out there are pure FILTH.

  7. editor says:24/09/2021 04:29 PM
    We are sure many people will remember this


  8. editor says:24/09/2021 04:50 PM
    Thanks to SouthportSnapper @SouthportSnapp1 on twitter for this image from Morrisons Southport

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  10. jamyramy says:24/09/2021 08:00 PM
    hasn.t covidjust brought out the best in people!!!not! no lessons learned empathy embraced.just wait till those food shelves start to hit!just glad was brought up in poverty ,can adapt.but end of day the medias to blame ,peoples minds cabbaged by it all ,so base survivals kicking in,driven by the relentless fear imposed the last 18 mnths.the supermarkets are rubbing their hands with the relentless panic fed profits.

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  12. Ceam says:24/09/2021 08:04 PM
    Stupid people, reacting to sensationalized news articles. There where 5 out of 1,200 BP garages that didn't get one delivery. Now the U.K. is going to have sort term fuel issues all around the country.
    Because while there wasn't a fuel shortage just a sort term delivery issue, The great British public have force a much bigger issue upon themselves just so they can have a car full of fuel parked on their driveway for the weekend. Now the logistics of filling ALL the fuel stations up for those that need to go about their business in a sensible manner is a much greater issue. So well done for your selfishness and stupidity.


    For those that got fuel today without needing it. Congratulate yourself for being a grade 'A' moron.

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  14. local says:25/09/2021 07:50 AM
    The fuel companies are having a birthday all that high-priced fuel in our tanks instead of there's is a great finance deal for them.

  15. Ceam says:25/09/2021 11:17 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by local View Post
    The fuel companies are having a birthday all that high-priced fuel in our tanks instead of there's is a great finance deal for them.
    Doubt they are happy. The logistical fall out from this will be massive. They have sold no extra fuel. They have just sold it sooner.

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  17. Alikado says:25/09/2021 04:07 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Ceam View Post
    Doubt they are happy. The logistical fall out from this will be massive. They have sold no extra fuel. They have just sold it sooner.
    They will have sold some extra, people will have wasted some queuing and some when it overflows because they tried to cram every last drop in.


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