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Another Fuel Crisis Looming?

Discussion in 'The Campfire' started by Jon, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. Jon

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    So it seems Tanker drivers have voted to strike for some reason or another, meaning a realistic chance of there being a petrol shortage here in the UK if it goes ahead.

    Even though its not yet confirmed when/if it'll go ahead, no doubt the panicing will begin in earnest. The PM has come out and advised people to "be sensible and keep your vehicle topped up" just in case. That'll have the panicee's charging down to their local BP garage filling 10 jerry cans :hehe:

    Anyone seen any early signs yet?
     
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    No signs up here yet! Worst comes to worst, I can get the bus to work
     
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    I've just spent 20 minutes in the queue at our petrol station (normally takes me five minutes) Bryan said at the Tesco near where he works the queue was actually blocking the main road! Crazy if you ask me!
     
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    Absolutely crazy :rolleyes: Took us a similar amount of time too...
     
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    We've got a tanker of diesel coming tomorrow to top us up. :hehe:
     
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    I usually only see 1 or 2 cars at the waitrose one but they were queuing onto the road at lunchtime.
    Just wish it was a protest over prices like the last one :yes:
     
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    Also, we're going away when the proposed date are, so I hope it doesn't cause us too many problems.
     
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    We thought about going to France in the car but decided to put the money towards an LA/Vegas trip next Easter instead. It's not worth the hassle if they do strike.
     
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    Just heard they've run out of both petrol and diesel at our local Asda.
    I put £40 in yesterday as tank was nearly empty, wish I'd put more in now!
     
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    Not seen any major queues yet. Once the word gets round that a couple of garages put up signs saying fuel sold out that is when the real panic buying kicks in. No strike date agreed yet so if the Government had waited there would be no need for this panic but instead we have Cameron and Maude telling everyone to fill up and just for good measure fill up your jerry cans as well (madness).
     
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    Just nipped up Tesco for some bits and saw the queues, yikes, glad I filled up last night when I had to pick DD up from the railway station, I always fill up completely so this was nothing different for me to do. Personally I think they jerrycan advice was irresponsible.
     
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    Nightmare around here - queues everywhere - mind you, it doesnt help with the stupid government saying dont panic buy - which causes everyone to panic buy. Just filled up at a garage, where there was no queue and only a 1p dearer than our local Morrisons - which was a nightmare.
     
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    I don't think it takes a genius to work out why Maude has been directed to issue his statement forcing panic buying of petrol..............call me a cynic but it's conveniently deflected all talk away from the budget and the tax rises for OAPs. The PR machine strikes again!
     
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    Just drive past a petrol station- no queues and it seems to be fully open
     
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    Our tanker didn't turn up, there was a 4 hour queue at the refinery too. :hehe: It's supposed to be coming today. :fingers:
     
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    I saw massive queues yesterday. Fortunately I filled up the big car already so am going to keep that in the garage and save the petrol for when we go away. At least the holidays have started so we only need the one car, will just use the teeny Chevvy till we go away - Ava will have to walk if we go anywhere, it doesn't get a buggy in it :lol:
     
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    The garage i walk past in my way to work had the 'no fuel' signs out as of yesterday tea-time.
    Storm in a tea cup at the moment made stormier by comments from the goverment which im sure were meant as good advice and not at all as a means of deflection or a wee 'top-up' of their fuel tax fund. :huh:
     
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    I have 0 petrol in my tank I don't NEED my car till next Thursday so hopefully it will have died down by then. We live down the road from a tesco express with a petrol station and yesterday no one could get out of our avenue because of the queues. Luckily I work from home DH can walk to work (although that us doing his knees no good right now) and I can walk the kids to school.


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    Surely not Jon, they wouldn't do that would they? :wink:
    I just walked round to tesco and there were massive queues at the petrol station.
    I wouldn't be surprised if there was no strike to be honest, if they wanted to cause a fuss, they've already succeeded :yes:
     
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    Apparently our local Asda also ran out, and alot of garages have been limiting amounts and had people queueing. Before it all went mad, my hubby came home and said that he had heard something about it, generally I run my car down to fumes every week:blush: but we are going away and so he said that rather than the fuel strike happen and we need diesel that he was gonna make sure the car was full. He has just kept it topped up.
     

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