An Asda petrol station in Stockton has closed temporarily, amid nationwide concerns over potential fuel shortages.
The Portrack Lane site “temporarily closed” its entrance on Friday. However, the company have since explained that the closure was to allow them to carry out a “scheduled delivery”.
There have been large queues across Teesside on Friday as drivers desperately fill their tanks.
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Suppliers such as BP, Esso and Tesco have admitted facing issues with the supply of petrol and diesel.
An Asda spokesperson said: “To enable us to carry out our scheduled delivery we have temporarily closed the entrance to our Stockton forecourt.
“We apologise for any inconvenience caused and our Stockton station will be back open as normal as soon as the delivery has been completed.”
The Transport Secretary has tried to dissuade drivers from panic buying petrol, after BP was forced to close down a handful of its forecourts.
Grant Shapps said on Friday that motorists should “carry on as normal”.
” The advice would be to carry on as normal, and that is what BP is saying as well,” he told Sky News.
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