Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Panic Buying: First petrol stations close as Cabinet minister urges drivers to fill up any spare jerry cans

Forecourts across Britain have started to run dry this morning as motorists rush to the pumps ahead of a possible driver tanker strike.

It comes as a Government minister today suggested people should prepare for a fuel shortage by filling up any spare jerry cans - even though the strike hasn't been called yet.

Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude also condemned the industrial action warning that lives would be at stake if the strike goes ahead.

Queues at the pumps came despite strong warnings from motoring organisations not to panic buy fuel. Drivers were pictured queuing at petrol stations in Liverpool, Preston and Kent, while pumps ran dry in Wilmslow, Cheshire. Read More