Is there a fuel crisis in Tavistock?
By katef1 | Thursday, March 29, 2012, 13:48
There's no need to panic buy petrol in Tavistock. Well, that's the advice from Mark, a Manager at Morrisons. They have been experiencing long queues on and off all morning, but as far as he's concerned there's no fuel crisis at the store. They're fully stocked with petrol, and would have to be given seven days notice of strike action - which hasn't happened as yet. Even if the strikes do come to fruition, Mark doesn't anticipate that Morrisons would be affected. He says that DHL - the supplier company they use - won't be invloved with the proposed tanker strike action. So the advice is to fill your tank as normal, and don't panic buy.
Petrol station in Tavistock closes for fuel
On the other hand Texaco have literally just closed for fuel. They've been selling three times the normal fuel amount over the last day and a half, and have run completely dry. They were expecting a tanker to re-fill this afternoon, but have just been notified that - due to high national demand - it will no longer be coming today. They're expecting a delivery tomorrow, but as yet there has been no time confirmed. Customers will be alerted of the stocking situation via forecourt signs.
Have you been affected by the proposed tanker strikes? How long have you had to queue for? Will you be stocking up with extra fuel, or taking a 'business as normal' approach?