Fuel supplies to filling stations should be back to normal before the Easter holiday, the UKPIA trade association said today. The group said its members were confident normal levels would be reached, but they also urged motorists to avoid more panic buying.
Chris Hunt, Director General at UKPIA said: “Supplies of fuel to filling stations are returning to normal in most areas in good time for the Easter break. The sudden surge in demand last week placed strain on the fuel delivery system. Easter is normally a period of higher demand so we would ask that motorists don’t purchase more fuel than they anticipate needing for their immediate needs.”
Last week some petrol stations ran dry after union UNITE warned its tanker drivers might strike and some MPs suggested motorists fill up reserve jerry cans. Motoring chiefs had been worried stocks may not have been replenished until after the Easter holiday, due to the high levels bought during the ‘crisis.’