The UK Government is exempting service stations from a competition law to alleviate the problems caused by a shortage of drivers for tankers.
“There is still plenty of fuel in the refinery and oil storage terminals, but we are aware that there are some problems with the supply chains,” said the minister of economic affairs, Kwasi Karteng for the privilege.
“That is why we are implementing the Downstream Oil Protocol to ensure that the industry can share critical information and collaborate more effectively to minimise disruption.”
Since Thursday, pumping stations have been closed in parts of the United Kingdom due to a limited supply of petrol due to a shortage of tanker drivers. In particular, unleaded petrol and diesel are no longer available everywhere.
The British government already took measures last weekend by providing temporary entry visas to drivers of heavy goods vehicles and by providing more emergency training for driving this type of truck.