British retailers: Fuel shortages easing in London


An industry group representing independent fuel sellers said shortages of petrol and diesel eased in London and southeast England on Tuesday and that the situation in the rest of the UK continued to improve.

Merchants Association added petroleum 15 percent of sales stations in and around the capital ran out of fuel, down from 22 percent on Sunday, but 21 percent of stations still sell one type of fuel.


Britain deployed military truck drivers on Monday to help transport the fuel after a chaotic week that saw panic buying.

The association said that 86 percent of fuel stations in the rest of the United Kingdom reported that they had both petrol and diesel, while three percent reported having only one type, while 11 percent of the stations ran out of fuel.

Source: Reuters

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