Bits and Pieces

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

More of the Fuel Shortages

Following on from this morning's post about the fuel shortage, I have a quote from an attendant at a Texaco station from this afternoon:

'We're expecting to shut down most of our pumps around 8pm tonight to everyone but people with special needs (i.e. emergency services). We've been told not to expect that the next delivery will be on schedule.'

I passed the forecourt on the way home this evening and found it cordoned off. Also, most of the stations I passed during the day around Manchester had queues stretching back around 10 cars. It seems that the major fuel suppliers in the country are attempting to keep panic at bay, especially since many of the CEO's of these companies claim that there is no shortage and business is 'quiet'.

As Glenn Reynolds may say: Heh.
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