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UK Government Urges Against Panic Buying Following Fuel Supply Disruptionon September 24, 2021 at 1:30 pm

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British Cabinet ministers have urged motorists not to hoard fuel after several petrol stations closed on Thursday due to the ongoing lorry driver shortages. The disruption of a number of BP and Tesco forecourts has led to queues at some petrol stations on Friday morning. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s deputy official spokesman assured motorists that there’s “no shortage of fuel in the UK,” and Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said that the scale of the disruption is small and urged people to “carry on as normal.” “As of last night, five petrol stations on the BP network out of 12 or 13 hundred were affected,” Shapps said told Sky News on Friday. “I’m meeting this morning with Tesco and I’m sure they’ll give me the update for themselves.” The transport secretary added that no other fuel suppliers or retailers reported closures. “The others, Asda, Morrisons, and other supermarkets, are saying they have no …

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