UK fuel crisis: Shell, others impose £30 purchase limit to ensure access

Fuel queues in UK bites harder

UK fuel crisis continues

BP, Shell, Texaco have all moved to change rules on filling up petrol amid fuel queues in the United Kingdom.

According to the Birmingham Mail, filling stations belonging to the three giants have been forced to bring in a £30 limit for drivers as people continue to panic buy fuel.

The petrol companies issued statements urging people to stay calm and not fill up more than they need.

EG Group, which runs around 400 fuel stops under the BP, Esso and Texaco brands, has imposed a limit of £30 per fill-up to ensure customers “have a fair chance to refuel.”

PRA chairman Brian Madderson, who described the purchasing rate as “frenzied,” told the BBC that the forecourt closures and depleted pumps were down to “panic buying, pure and simple.”

British Retail Consortium director, Andrew Opie, said that the truck driver shortage meant “we won’t be able to get all the products onto the shelves that we would have liked to.”

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said, “While there has always been and continues to be plenty of fuel at refineries and terminals, we are aware that there have been some issues with supply chains.

“This is why we will enact the protocol to ensure the industry can share vital information and work together more effectively to ensure disruption is minimized.”