BP has decided to temporarily close some petrol stations in the UK following traffic problems. There is a shortage of trucks to carry fuel from refineries, according to Reuters, citing an oil company report.
“We continue to work with our carrier supplier to minimize future disruptions and ensure efficient and effective delivery to our customers,” the company said, prioritizing area service on the country’s major roads with approximately 1,200 service points across the UK. The demand there is also high.
Further ExxonMobil’s Esso claims to have suffered the lowest number of its 200 Tesco UK stores. “We are working closely with all parts of our distribution network to improve delivery and reduce inconvenience to customers,” the company said in a statement.
The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA), which represents 65% of independent companies that own gas stations in the UK, said the issues should only be in London and the southeastern UK and should be temporary.
However, Reuters says the shortage of drivers is also causing problems in the food sector. The Department of Transportation says more than 90,000 drivers are needed to meet the demand. This is because Brexit made life difficult for drivers from other countries who worked in the UK, while the Govt-19 epidemic prevented them from training new workers.
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