BP has closed a number of petrol stations as the company gets to grips with delivery problems that it has blamed on the national shortage of HGV and tanker drivers. The company told Sky News that “tens” of its 1,200-strong forecourts were experiencing shortages and it was “prioritising” them to ensure they got re-stocked first. It is understood there is no question of rationing as a BP source said it implied a shortage of diesel and petrol and that was not the case as stocks were plentiful. BP said: “We are experiencing fuel supply issues at some of our retail sites in the UK and unfortunately have therefore seen a handful of sites temporarily close due to a lack of both unleaded and diesel grades. “These have been caused by delays in the supply chain, which has been impacted by industry-wide driver shortages across the UK and we are working hard to address this issue. Advertisement “We continue to work with our haulier supplier to minimise disruption and to ensure efficient and effective deliveries to serve our customers. “We apologise for any inconvenience caused.” More from Business Bank of England ramps up inflation forecast again but takes no action to… Read full this story
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