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To be honest (and maybe some would say for once...) this isn't the Gov's fault... BP had some supply chain issues which impacted a small number of their stations. The media totally and utterly blew it out of all proportion and the public panicked. The media then continued to fan the fire with "hourly reports on which local stations still have fuel".

Honestly, it's a farce - and the media are a lot to blame for it all. Alongside the selfish ****** who took the wee with 96 jerry cans - although how many of those pictures are actually real remains to be seen - I've seen the same pic banded around by a few people from "their mate kev/bob/steve/tom/****/harry" at the local station

Anyway, hopefully it all dies down in the next few days as I have and actual trip to go on and it might end up getting cancelled if I can't get fuel along the way.... Joy...
 

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Crazyness over the weekend. Covered a fair few miles (Home -> Leeds -> Collins Performance -> Silverstone -> Home). Couldn't find any garages with fuel (Esp premium) on the way to Leeds - most garages had nothing at all. Managed to top up at Congleton Shell luckily!

On the way down to Silverstone - similar story. Plenty of gantry sides on the M1 notifying that services had no fuel or were out of a specific type. 2 Shell garages around Silverstone itself had no stock of anything and a BP garage had some limited stock so managed to top up enough to get home without having to worry about finding a station!

Speaking to a chap in one Shell garage though, they weren't expecting stock anytime soon - just seemed totally crazy to be honest!
 

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Petrol pumps are running again and the queses have gone.

The media has moved on to telling us that there will be shortages of food and toys this Christmas.

Coincidence? I think not.
They need something to report about - now that Covid has totally gone and doesn't exist anymore... wait... what do you mean people are still catching it.....?
 
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