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#679218 - 26th Mar 2012 1:54pm Petrol -panic buying?
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My wifes car was showing the fuel tank low warning light this morning so she went out to get some petrol, she reported large queues at three or four petrol stations - many with empty pumps.

She finally refuelled at Sainsbury's in Upton, is this due to panic buying brought on by the threat of a strike by tanker drivers? If so, it seems a bit premature as the strike is only a possibility at the moment and not scheduled until Easter

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#679222 - 26th Mar 2012 2:12pm Re: Petrol -panic buying? [Re: Brown_Horrocks]
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seems a bit pointless striking really if everybody just fills up before hand!!!the whole point of striking is to say we wont pay the prices the petrol stations are demanding,but to go out and put the petrol in before the strike just says we will pay it cos were scared!!!!

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#679254 - 26th Mar 2012 3:50pm Re: Petrol -panic buying? [Re: Brown_Horrocks]
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i read somewhere that the army will be doing the fuel deliveries if the strike goes ahead

so there shouldn't any disruption in supply

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#679265 - 26th Mar 2012 4:42pm Re: Petrol -panic buying? [Re: pokerchamp]
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Originally Posted By: pokerchamp
the whole point of striking is to say we wont pay the prices the petrol stations are demanding,


no it isn't

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#679266 - 26th Mar 2012 4:48pm Re: Petrol -panic buying? [Re: Brown_Horrocks]
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The strikes are over drivers pay and working conditions, nothing to do with the price of the stuff....

Even if their strike ballot is successful, they arnt supposed to stike for a few weeks yet, so panic buying is fruitless.
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#679273 - 26th Mar 2012 5:18pm Re: Petrol -panic buying? [Re: Brown_Horrocks]
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Guilty as charged m'lud, topped up so as not to get caught out. Had to do it years ago as well because I was travelling up and down the country on a course and couldn't take a chance on being left dry. With a full tank now though it should last me about 3 months unless there's a long trip to go on. Once the rush dies down there'll be no queues because everyone is full, except for those who didn't of course. What a panicky crowd some of us are.
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#679279 - 26th Mar 2012 5:29pm Re: Petrol -panic buying? [Re: BandyCoot]
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Sainsbury was extra busy because the tills had gone off at the garage opposite...with a bit of panic thrown in when people see queues!

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#679284 - 26th Mar 2012 6:02pm Re: Petrol -panic buying? [Re: Brown_Horrocks]
Alonso Offline
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Sainburys petrol forecourt? Mad at 1pm. I've a couple of long journeys towards the weekend so had to fill up. Let's hope the strike never happens.

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#679288 - 26th Mar 2012 6:15pm Re: Petrol -panic buying? [Re: Brown_Horrocks]
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My daughter needed petrol this afternoon and got caught in the madness at Sainsburys too! She was wondering what was wrong at the other garage, that answers that question thanks.

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#679309 - 26th Mar 2012 8:28pm Re: Petrol -panic buying? [Re: Brown_Horrocks]
rockster Offline
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Registered: 14th Apr 2010
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Borough road shell garage had the bollards accross tonight at about 5pm.

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#679318 - 26th Mar 2012 9:07pm Re: Petrol -panic buying? [Re: StuyMac]
hoseman Offline
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Registered: 30th Sep 2007
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Originally Posted By: StuyMac
The strikes are over drivers pay and working conditions, nothing to do with the price of the stuff....

Even if their strike ballot is successful, they arnt supposed to stike for a few weeks yet, so panic buying is fruitless.


Its not so much as pay, they average about £45000 a yr which is more than the normal HGV drivers due to the danger of their work. They are mainly protesting on working conditions and companies not providing the correct training for the job. My cousins a tanker driver.
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#679319 - 26th Mar 2012 9:11pm Re: Petrol -panic buying? [Re: Brown_Horrocks]
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Registered: 20th Feb 2012
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Shell upton now empty- what a load of idiots- more taxes to the government for nothing. I am low on petrol myself but could not be arsed waiting in line for 45 mins- most of the people that were draining the station probably only do 40 miles a week.

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#679331 - 26th Mar 2012 9:56pm Re: Petrol -panic buying? [Re: Brown_Horrocks]
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Registered: 16th Aug 2010
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Dont suppose antbody knows if Tesco Bidston has run dry?...was just gonna pop out ready for the mornin..dont want to waste my time.

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#679386 - 26th Mar 2012 11:28pm Re: Petrol -panic buying? [Re: Chopper1979]
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Originally Posted By: Chopper1979
Shell upton now empty- what a load of idiots- more taxes to the government for nothing. I am low on petrol myself but could not be arsed waiting in line for 45 mins- most of the people that were draining the station probably only do 40 miles a week.


I used Shell in Upton tonight at about 9pm. Car needed fuel and I put £30 in - didnt fill it. They had 2 pumps on, and only UL fuel. I got there and there was a que of 2 cars in front of me, when I had paid and as I was leaving the que was back up to the roundabout think
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#679477 - 27th Mar 2012 12:16pm Re: Petrol -panic buying? [Re: Toffeenose]
Jinxi Offline
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Registered: 10th Nov 2010
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I hope you went last night at this morning after school run that Tesco had a queue up to the B &Q ! X

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