Fuel shortage in Battersea? Just walk to the brand new Battersea Power Station tube.
Due to the chronic shortage of HGV drivers, there is a hindrance in petrol supplies from refineries to forecourts and nearly a third of the British petrol stations had run out of fuel. Resultantly, we observed a panic situation across the country, and long lines of vehicles at petrol stations for a third day in the row to fill up with fuel.
What do the officials have to say in this regard?
BP said that nearly a third of its British petrol stations had run out of the two main grades of fuel on weekend. The general public fell prey to panic buying that urged the government to suspend competition laws and allows firms to work together to ease shortages. In order to serve as many people as possible, some fuel station operators have had to ration supplies while others were forced to close the petrol station due to the absence of main grades of fuel.
“With the intense demand seen over the past two days, we estimate that around 30% of sites in this network do not currently have either of the main grades of fuel,” BP, which operates 1,200 sites in Britain, said in a statement.
The entire supply chain is working in close collaboration with all the stakeholders to bring back the fuel supply to the normal level.
The government’s plan…
Today, Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed that the government is considering mobilising hundreds of soldiers to help deliver fuel effectively, under an emergency plan to deal with petrol stations running dry across the country.
Why is the supply being affected?
It is not the lack of petrol but the lack of HGV drivers that is affecting the fuel supply to the forecourts. Therefore, the government is urging the public not to panic and do not make hasty decisions.
“We have ample fuel stocks in this country and the public should be reassured there are no shortages,” one of the government spokesperson said. However, it is observed that people have been ignoring the government’s caution and lining up in front of petrol stations.
Where the shortage is being felt the most?
According to Gordon Balmer, the executive director of the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) said that some sites are experiencing more delays, particularly those in London and the south-east of England.
Do you know the residents of Battersea Power Station are not being affected by the fuel shortage in the UK?
Yes, thanks to one of the newly opened tube stations at the footstep of the iconic Battersea Power Station, the residents do not have to face any trouble in travelling to and from the city. If you are one such lucky resident, who is currently residing in Circus West or Switch House West within Battersea Power Station – you must be feeling relieved.
We hope, things get well for everyone soon across the country but the daily life of the Battersea Power Station’s residents is not being affected by the ongoing fuel crisis. People have been travelling from the tube station of Battersea Power Station to the city and western side of the city.
Moreover, you can also visit the iconic Battersea Power Station from any part of the city, without worrying about the fuel through the latest Northern line extension tube stations. In fact, several people from across the city participated well in the event that took place this weekend at the site.
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