UK petrol stations with fuel near me – Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda & Shell updates as London & south fuel l… – The Scottish Sun

THE UK petrol crisis continues to rumble on – amid warnings it could be WEEKS before things return to normal.

However some supermarkets are operating as normal.

Sainsbury’s has said it is not currently experiencing any issues at its petrol stations, of which there are around 300.

A spokesperson said: “We’re closely monitoring the situation and working closely with our supplier to maintain fuel supply.”

But that doesn’t mean shoppers and drivers won’t experience long queues and potential delays as it can vary between locations.

Meanwhile, the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) has warned that fuel shortages are getting worse in some parts of the country.

Chariman Brian Madderson said it remains a “really big problem” in London and the South East.

He told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme: “In London and the South East and possibly parts of eastern England, if anything it had got worse.”

Read our energy companies live blog for live updates on the crisis…

  • Delivery to come soon

    Nearly 200 soldiers will start delivering petrol on MONDAY in a bid to end the UK fuel crisis after going through a crash HGV course.

    Military tanker drivers have been undertaking training at haulier sites and will be deployed to deliver fuel to forecourts across the country to help relieve the situation, which the Government insists is stabilising.

    The Ministry of Defence approved the request for assistance and soldiers will start driving fuel lorries on Monday next week.

    Read more here.

  • ‘I thought it was high at £1.98.5’

    In a frantic big to avoid running out – and to capitalise on the rush for petrol – one greedy London forecourt is charging £2.67 per litre.

    Motorists watched as the cost of petrol shot up by 35 per cent from an already pricey £1.98 at the Gulf station in Sloane Avenue, west London.

    Local resident Simon Lloyd, 56, said: “I thought it was high at £1.98.5 and then it’s gone up.

    “It wouldn’t suprise me by Sunday it will be banging on the door at three quid. It’s always been expensive.

    “It’s only a small petrol station with three pumps, they are trying to dissuade people in a nice way from filling up their tanks.

    “But the guy in the picture filled up with 55 litres so it’s not deterring people at all, they will pay any price.

    “There were guys parked in there for hours waiting for it to open.”

  • Fuel shortages getting WORSE

    Fuel shortages are getting WORSE in some areas – as one central-London petrol station charges an eye-watering £2.67 per litre.

    Countless pumps are still running on empty nation-wide, with the fuel crisis a “really big problem” in London and the South East, according to the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA).

    Queues of drivers snaked along roads outside petrol stations from 1am this morning with drivers desperate to be the first-in-line for opening.

    And now, 200 soldiers are set to start delivering petrol on Monday in a bid to end the crisis after going through a crash HGV course.

  • Troops sent in to help

    The 200 troops will add to the 5,000 temporary visas for foreign truck drivers recruited to plug the shortage of HGV drivers.

    Mr Johnson is reluctant to hire more overseas workers to plug the shortage and favours coaxing more Brits to get behind the wheel for better pay.

    He said: “The way forward for our country is not to just pull the big lever marked uncontrolled immigration.”

    The PM vowed not to revert to the “old, failed model” of low wages for these jobs.

  • Food shortages could last until Christmas, Boris Johnson admits

    FAMILIES face a nightmare before Christmas as the delivery crisis could last months, Boris Johnson suggested today.

    Fears that toys and turkeys could be in scarce supply have grown as the government scrambles to plug a desperate shortage of truckers.

    This morning the PM said he agreed with Rishi Sunak that the chaos could stretch into the festive period.

    The Chancellor has warned the shortages “are very real” and that “we’re seeing real disruptions in supply chains in different sectors”.

    Pressed if he agreed, Mr Johnson told the BBC’s Andrew Marr that Mr Sunak was “right… but it depends how you interpret what he’s saying.”

    Earlier Conservative Party Chair Oliver Dowden assured Brits would be able to get their Christmas dinner turkeys.

    Making a cast iron guarantee he told Sky News: “We will make sure that people have their turkeys for Christmas.”

    From tomorrow the army will start delivering petrol to forecourts to try to wrestle the fuel crisis back under control.

  • Johnson tells haulage firms to stop relying on cheap foreign drivers

    Boris Johnson has issued a fresh warning to the road haulage industry that it cannot expect to rely on cheap immigrant labour in future.

    Speaking on the eve of the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, the Prime Minister said he wanted to end the UK’s reliance on low-wage foreign workers and for it to become “a well-paid, well-skilled, highly productive economy”.

    His comments came after the Government announced it was extending 5,000 temporary visas being offered to foreign lorry drivers amid warnings of shortages on the shelves in the run-up to Christmas.

    They include 300 bespoke visas for tanker drivers who will be able to come into the UK “immediately” amid claims the fuel crisis is getting worse in some parts of the country.

    Speaking during a visit to Leeds General Infirmary, Mr Johnson said the situation on forecourts was “stabilising” after days of filling stations running dry due to panic buying.

  • Fuel thieves

    A shocking moment shows fuel thieves allegedly steal 30,000 litres of diesel from a truck shop.

    Its owner says thieves drained his fuel tanks and stole £45,000 worth of diesel in an early morning raid.

    Dave O’Donnell said the ordeal was a “massive hit” to his family-run business in Farlington, Hants., amid the national fuel crisis.

    The suspect allegedly placed a pipe into the tanker and started draining the fuel out.

    Footage then shows one lorry leaving an hour later, and the second leaving at about 2am.

    Read the article in full here.

  • Can you store fuel at home? 

    The legal limit for at-home petrol storage without a special license currently stands at 30 litres.

    However, there are no specific legal demands to store diesel at home, as long as the liquid is stored in the correct container.

    Brits are allowed to keep up to 10 litres in a plastic container, up to 20 litres in a metal “jerry” can, and up to 30 litres in a demountable fuel tank, according to the RAC.

    If stored in a sealed container at 20 degrees, petrol has a shelf-life of around six months.

    However, the shelf-life plunges to just three months of the petrol container is kept at 30 degrees.

    Read more here.

  • Petrol near you?

    DRIVERS are still queuing for petrol at forecourts across the country amid panic buying and shortages at the pumps.

    The government has insisted the fuel crisis is under control but here is how you can help reduce and avoid the traffic jams by finding out if there is petrol near you.

    Apps such as Waze and Google Maps will already show you the fastest route to a destination, including petrol stations.

    Waze previously showed where petrol stations are located along a route and also provides colour coding so you can see the cheapest and most expensive places for fuel near you.

    A green icon indicates the cheapest, red the most expensive and amber in the middle.

    It added a new function this week where its two million users can report on the app how much traffic there is around a petrol station.

    Read more here.

  • How you can save money on fuel

    Driving more efficiently and looking after your car by keeping tyres at the correct pressure are some of the simplest things you can do to get more out of a tank of petrol.

    A cold engine uses up more fuel, so it’s less efficient to go for lots of short trips when you could combine them into one journey, says the AA.

    Car commuters could consider sharing lifts with colleagues. And remember to keep the air-con off unless you really need it.

    Your top priority right now might be finding a forecourt that’s not been run dry, but once things are back to normal it can pay to shop around for fuel.

    The website petrolprices.com allows you to do 20 free searches on petrol stations near you to see who has the best rates.

  • ‘Shortages could continue until Xmas’

    Chancellor Rishi Sunak has warned that shortages of goods could continue until Christmas, adding that we’re seeing “real disruptions in supply chains.”

    He told the Mail: “We are determined to do what we can to try to mitigate as much of this as we can.”

    The Chancellor revealed that he has “full confidence and optimism” about economic recovery, despite the problems with energy, food, and fuel supplies.

    The Government said that demand for fuel has stabilised and there is now more being delivered than sold, but that some parts of the country still face challenges.

  • Boris knew fuel shortage was coming according to Keir Starmer

    The fuel shortage has caused havoc across the UK for several weeks and as a result Boris Johnson’s popularity has worsened.

    Keir Starmer, leader of the Labour party, has also revealed that the PM was aware the fuel shortage was on the horizon.

    “This is a worrying time for working people across the country as they struggle to get to work, feed their families, and pay the bills.

    “But this chaos hasn’t come about by chance. It is a crisis made in Downing Street. A crisis created by this Prime Minister’s incompetence.

    “The shortage of HGV drivers should not have been a surprise to the government.

    “I spoke to industry bosses this week who said they had been warning ministers for months. Boris Johnson knew this was coming. He had been warned.”

  • Boris Johnson’s popularity rocked by ‘woeful’ handling of the fuel shortage

    BORIS Johnson’s popularity has been rocked by the Government’s “woeful” handling of the fuel shortage, a poll reveals today.

    Nearly one in five who voted Tory in 2019 say it has made them less likely to back him next time.

    Most think the PM is a strong leader but many are dissatisfied with his overall performance.

    More than a third of Tory voters — 36 per cent — blame the Government for the shortage of lorry drivers and fuel, according to a survey by Redfield and Wilton Strategies.

    More than half are unhappy at his failure to halt migrants crossing the Channel and 42 per cent are unhappy with the response to disruption by Insulate Britain protests.

  • PM says fuel crisis ‘stabilising’ despite ‘critical’ shortage

    BORIS Johnson has insisted the fuel crisis is “stabilising” – despite industry experts branding the situation in London “critical”.

    With soldiers set to begin delivering fuel to forecourts from Monday to ease mounting fury from drivers, the Prime Minister has said the shortage is down to “demand not supply”.

    But although petrol prices are primed to jump again in the coming days and warnings the crisis is worsening in areas, Mr Johnson has claimed the situation is easing.

    “I appreciate how frustrating it has been, how infuriating it has been for people – the situation is stabilising,” he told Sky News.

    “It’s a problem that’s been driven really by demand not by supply, though obviously we are taking all the precautions that we can.

  • They’ve hit the jackpot AGAIN

    FANS of The Simpsons have claimed the animated series “predicted” the petrol shortage sweeping the UK.

    The 2010 episode titled “Lisa Simpson, This Isn’t Your Life” has become the focus of social media sleuths.

    Homer is seen purchasing 1,000 gallons of fuel and free-pouring it into his car boot, carelessly pumping the fuel into the back of his car – seemingly mirroring the actions of greedy gas-guzzlers.

    A clip of The Simpsons episode has now caused a stir after being shared on social media alongside the caption: “Is there anything the Simpsons didn’t predict?!”

    “Convinced the guy that made The Simpsons is definitely a time traveller,” one confused commenter wrote.

    “At this rate, we might as well just plan ahead using Simpson episodes,” another said. “We’re living in the Matrix!”

  • Don’t panic

    Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said on September 26 there is “no shortage of fuel” in Britain and “people should be sensible” and fill up only when they need to. 

    While there is plenty of fuel, there are not enough HGV drivers to transport it due to a mix of European drivers returning home after Brexit, the pandemic and some professionals retiring.

    Experts estimate the nation faces a shortfall of 100,000 drivers.

    Ministers said they expected the situation to improve further, with the first troops driving tankers expected to appear on the roads “in the next couple of days”.

  • Has there been a fuel shortage before?

    The last time the UK experienced serious fuel shortages was in 2000 when protests over rising prices led to many forecourts running dry.

    Farmers and lorry drivers blockaded refineries meaning fuel could not
    be transported to petrol stations.

    Petrol retailers began rationing their remaining supplies as panicked motorists tried to stockpile.

    Schools closed, the NHS was cast into an emergency state, and Royal Mail said it only had enough fuel for one more day of deliveries.

  • Fuel crisis: The latest

    • Britain faces a months-long fuel, energy, and food crisis, ministers fear
    • A man was filmed shouting “I’ll slap you” at a woman in a petrol station row after she confronted him over “jumping a two-hour queue”
    • Ambulance drivers are sent begging letters urging them to help drive fuel trucks amid petrol crisis
    • What UK petrol stations have fuel near YOU – Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda and Morrisons all OPEN but crisis will still last WEEKS
  • Xmas shortages

    Experts have warned that UK consumers could face shortages this Christmas.

    Festive favourites including pigs in blankets and ham could be in short supply due to a lack of butchers, the British Meat Processors Association warned.

    Parents may also struggle to get their hands on sought after presents like toys, bikes, and electronics due to the global shipping crisis.

    Tesco has previously warned there could be panic buying this Christmas if the supply chain crisis isn’t resolved.

  • News you may have missed from the week

    • Britain faces a months-long fuel, energy, and food crisis, ministers fear
    • A man was filmed shouting “I’ll slap you” at a woman in a petrol station row after she confronted him over “jumping a two-hour queue”
    • Ambulance drivers are sent begging letters urging them to help drive fuel trucks amid petrol crisis
    • What UK petrol stations have fuel near YOU – Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda and Morrisons all OPEN but crisis will still last WEEKS
  • Delivery to come soon

    Nearly 200 soldiers will start delivering petrol on MONDAY in a bid to end the UK fuel crisis after going through a crash HGV course.

    Military tanker drivers have been undertaking training at haulier sites and will be deployed to deliver fuel to forecourts across the country to help relieve the situation, which the Government insists is stabilising.

    The Ministry of Defence approved the request for assistance and soldiers will start driving fuel lorries on Monday next week.

    Read more here.

  • ‘I thought it was high at £1.98.5’

    In a frantic big to avoid running out – and to capitalise on the rush for petrol – one greedy London forecourt is charging £2.67 per litre.

    Motorists watched as the cost of petrol shot up by 35 per cent from an already pricey £1.98 at the Gulf station in Sloane Avenue, west London.

    Local resident Simon Lloyd, 56, said: “I thought it was high at £1.98.5 and then it’s gone up.

    “It wouldn’t suprise me by Sunday it will be banging on the door at three quid. It’s always been expensive.

    “It’s only a small petrol station with three pumps, they are trying to dissuade people in a nice way from filling up their tanks.

    “But the guy in the picture filled up with 55 litres so it’s not deterring people at all, they will pay any price.

    “There were guys parked in there for hours waiting for it to open.”

  • Fuel shortages getting WORSE

    Fuel shortages are getting WORSE in some areas – as one central-London petrol station charges an eye-watering £2.67 per litre.

    Countless pumps are still running on empty nation-wide, with the fuel crisis a “really big problem” in London and the South East, according to the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA).

    Queues of drivers snaked along roads outside petrol stations from 1am this morning with drivers desperate to be the first-in-line for opening.

    And now, 200 soldiers are set to start delivering petrol on Monday in a bid to end the crisis after going through a crash HGV course.

  • Can I get fined for looking up where to get petrol on my phone while driving?

    In short, yes. Drivers caught using their phones while behind the wheel face fines and points on their licence.

    It doesn’t matter what you’re doing, all hand-held mobile activity while driving was made illegal from October 2020.

    You can use hands-free phones – as long as you don’t press any buttons  – as well as sat navs and two-way radios.

    So in theory, you could use voice command to find out where your nearest petrol station is.

    But if the police think you’re distracted and not in control of your vehicle, you could still get stopped and penalised.

    The law also applies to those riding a motorcycle.

  • How do I use Google Maps to spot long queues?

    Using apps like Google Maps you can locate your nearest petrol station and even check prices.

    To find out where the biggest queues are go to Google Maps, search petrol stations and using the terrain tab on the top right-hand side select traffic view.

    Red lines on the map will show where heavy traffic is being reported, with green lines indicating that the roads are clear.

    The app will also show you what time the station is open and sometimes display the cost of fuel there as well.

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