Oct 1, 2021

Petrol: BP says UK fuel shortages seem to be stabilising

BP has said that the fuel crisis caused by a shortage of HGV drivers is starting to ease. The UK has been grappling with a fuel crisis that has caused huge queues outside some petrol stations, and forced customers to drive round multiple sites in search of supplies. While the government and retailers say there is enough fuel at UK refineries, a shortage of drivers has slowed the transport of fuel to petrol stations. Tesco added: "We have good availability of fuel, and we're working really hard to ensure regular deliveries to our petrol filling stations across the UK every day." In an attempt to limit disruption, the government has confirmed that 5,000 fuel tanker and food lorry drivers can receive temporary UK visas, with the scheme ending on Christmas Eve.A temporary relaxation on drivers' hours has also been extended until 31 October.

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