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Petrol Supply 2021| Military is ready to ease the fuel crisis

There were queues at several petrol stations on Monday, including in Ferrin Barnett in north London.
The army is ready to help reduce fuel supply problems after long queues and pump shutdowns on the fourth day.

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Up to 150 military tanker drivers will be ready to reach the fork courts, which have dried up due to panic.

The increase in demand comes amid fears of a shortage of drivers affecting petrol supplies – which is high at refineries.

There were queues at many petrol stations on Monday, including in Friern Barnet, north London
There were queues at many petrol stations on Monday, including in Friern Barnet, north London

The transport secretary said there were “temporary signs” of stability at petrol stations and that queues would begin to reflect that in the coming days.

“Once we’re all back to our shopping habits … the sooner we get back to normal,” said Grant Sheppard.

The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) said there were “early signs” that pressure at petrol stations was beginning to ease.

The organization, which represents about 5,500 of the UK’s 8,000 stations, said 37% of its sites had run out of fuel. This is an improvement in the situation on Sunday, when two-thirds were dry.

“With regular restocks, this percentage of petrol stations is likely to improve further in the next 24 hours,” it added in a statement.

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The shortage of more than 100,000 lorry drivers in the UK is estimated to have caused problems for many industries, including food suppliers and supermarkets, in recent months.

The government has said that people are buying fuel unnecessarily, which has led to queues at many fork courts, and some places have run out of fuel.

But for key workers, such as health and social care staff, the increasing calls are for priority access to available petrol, while some reported not coming to work due to supply problems.

Daniel Ahsan, a junior doctor in London, told the BBC he went to work at 17 petrol stations after work on Monday to find fuel – but no one was able to find it, so he was worried that his What effect will it have on patients? Since then, he has been able to fill his car.

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Dr Jane Townson, chief executive of the UK Home Care Association, warned that some people who rely on caregivers for tasks such as taking painkillers could die if left without help.

Roger Grosvenor of the East of England Cooperative Petrol Stations told the BBC that if fuel supply problems did not subside by Thursday, the group would set a daily priority hour for emergency workers.

Motorcycle group RAC said the price of a liter of petrol without petrol has reached an eight-year high since Friday – and knows that very few retailers are raising prices amid rising demand. ۔

He added that he had seen a “rapid increase” in the number of drivers who had broken down after running out of fuel – engineers had participated in a double breakdown on Monday that would normally be seen throughout the week.

Roger Grosvenor of the East of England Cooperative Petrol Stations told the BBC that if fuel supply problems did not subside by Thursday, the group would set a daily priority hour for emergency workers.

There were queues at many petrol stations on Monday, including in Friern Barnet, north London
There were queues at many petrol stations on Monday, including in Friern Barnet, north London

Motorcycle group RAC said the price of a liter of petrol without petrol has reached an eight-year high since Friday – and knows that very few retailers are raising prices amid rising demand. ۔

He added that he had seen a “rapid increase” in the number of drivers who had broken down after running out of fuel – engineers had participated in a double breakdown on Monday that would normally be seen throughout the week.

The AA Motoring Organization said it had seen a “dramatic increase” in the number of motorcycles refueling incorrectly since last weekend.

Business Secretary Kosy Quarting said the move to keep troops on standby was a “prudent, precautionary measure” and that if troops had to be deployed, they would temporarily “supply the supply chain with additional capacity” to meet fuel demand. The pressure created by the increase can be reduced.

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The BBC has been told that initially 75 military drivers are on standby, and another 75 could be added if needed. They need five days of special training.

Hugh Mariemann, a Conservative MP and chairman of the Transport Select Committee, said preparing the army was a “good example” of ministers trying to use as much leverage as possible, and if “last The situation did not stabilize in the next two days.

But Mr Maryman told BBC Radio 4’s Today program that the industry should explain that it planned to address the long-standing shortage of drivers instead of taking constant action against the government.

“These problems have existed for years because the average age of a driver is 55, he is retiring, and the industry has not made this job attractive. It has to be tolerated abroad.”

It is hoped that now that many cars have more fuel than usual, demand will soon return to normal.
The government has also authorized the extension of special driver’s licenses, which allow drivers to transport goods such as fuel.

ADR licenses expire between September 27 and December 31. Their validity will be extended to January 31, 2022, without refresher training or examinations.

Labor said the latest response to the fuel crisis was “acknowledgment of failure” and called for the army to move forward with “an adhesive plaster”.

Leading fuel companies, including BP and Shell, have tried to reassure the public that supply at the source is unaffected.

In a joint statement, they said “many cars now have more fuel than usual” and that “expectations are expected to return to normal in the coming days”.

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Key workers affected by home purchases and necessary visits.
Doctors, nurses and unions have called for teachers, prison and care staff to prioritize essential workers for fuel.

Some ambulance trust depots have their own fuel pumps and their supply is expected to be a priority – but the necessary workers can still be caught.

The union urged ministers to “designate fuel stations for the sole use of key workers”, while the NASUWT union called for teachers to be given priority in protecting children’s education.

But the head teachers’ union, NAHT, said prioritizing key workers for fuel was not a sensible solution as it would be impossible to implement and could lead to further confusion in forecasts.

And Brian Maderson, chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association, said they were trying to decide who was and who was not an emergency worker and how they would prove it at petrol stations was a “very complicated” and “hopefully” was last resort.

Asked about the possibility of prioritizing key workers, Mr Ships said he would keep a “close eye” on the situation and the government would do whatever it wanted.

Elsewhere, Carol Curry, who needed fuel to take her husband to the hospital for an appointment, said she blamed the media for the thrilling scenes at the pumps.

“The panic wouldn’t have started if no one had talked about it, the lorry drivers and everything,” he said.

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