Is there a fuel crisis in Tavistock?

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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.

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?

      

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  • Profile image for MTS Rider Training

    Some of us need to top up almost daily, I do for the school bikes, I try to keep them 1/2 to 2/3rd's most of the time. I have a full teaching diary and do not want to let anyone down. Yes I keep a few spare litres in store but that is for when I forget to fill up! :-(
    Please everyone do not panic

    By MTS Rider Training at 09:24 on 30/03/12

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  • Profile image for star2sparkle

    I agree Chip but unfortunately you can't control what other people do...therefore if you and I don't buy fuel today, to try and stop the panic buying, others will still panic buy and you and I will run out. People won't stop panic buying...it's a knock on effect. I say, get on yer cycle!

    By star2sparkle at 15:03 on 29/03/12

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  • Profile image for chipperx

    Unfortunately that's the attitude that's got us into this mess. There haven't been any strikes. The problem has all been caused by people panic buying. So if people STOP doing that then we can all go back to normal. People in this country seem to love a drama.

    By chipperx at 14:51 on 29/03/12

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    Because people are stupidly panic buying you have no choice but to panic buy because they will run out over the weekend!

    By star2sparkle at 14:48 on 29/03/12

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  • Profile image for cheerio123

    I'm not sure that the Morrisons manager has this right. DHL did vote against the tanker strikes but are still willing to particiapte in a short term action. They are one of the seven companies that are tied up in this. I will certainly not be risking 'business as normal'. If I don't have a car I will be in serious trouble and it's just not worth the risk!

    By cheerio123 at 14:44 on 29/03/12

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