SEP 00] FUEL PROTESTS
Petrol Panic Means Supplies Are Almost Gone
are shutting up shop across the city and county as supplies are
been running out of unleaded the fastest, particularly in
Leamington, Warwick, Coventry and northern Warwickshire.
Atherstone buck the trend with better supplies, meaning the A5
is one of the few routes offering fuel to motorists.
Truckstop on the A5 between Clifton and Lilbourne, east of Rugby
had a delivery this afternoon. But it is one of the dearest
stations for miles around.
Even local Jet
stores – which have their head office in Warwick – were not
offering unleaded petrol and are not sure when more supplies are
have closed as they cannot replenish supplies. Motorists with
diesel cars stand a better chance of getting fuel.
Again, Rugby is
the odd one out and more garages there offering unleaded petrol,
but some have run out of diesel.
stores lost their petrol supply last night, and the others have
dried up this afternoon. Most of them have now run out of
unleaded, but have limited diesel supplies.
CWN found that
Safeway in London Road, Coventry, had petrol but no diesel,
while Sainsburys on Fletchamstead Highway has plenty of both
about 4pm, but was reporting long queues.
A Travel West
Midlands said buses in the West Midlands were safe at the
got quite a lot in reserve at the moment. We are going to keep
an eye on it on a daily basis and keep in touch with our
suppliers, but we shouldn't be affected."
for Stagecoach Midland Red said all its buses ran on diesel, and
all services were running without problems at this time.
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