Fuel panic buying....and more.

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mk1 wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:33 pm In all fairness Stu, this is ONE THREAD on the forum.

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Back to fuel news....Some retailers have now blamed the recent petrol crisis on the government's switchover to greener fuel.
"Industry leaders said they had been 'emptying their tanks as fast as we could' ahead of the rollout - which left them short during the recent panic buying. Official figures released today said tankers kept a steady supply of fuel to petrol stations throughout the summer and the start of September.
Chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association Brian Madderson says the new figures show the fuel crisis was an 'unintended consequence' of the E10 rollout From September 1 the amount of excess kept at forecourts plummeted by up to 25 per cent due to the switch to E10 which became the 'standard' type of unleaded being sold at forecourts from September 1. He told the Telegraph: 'For weeks we had been emptying our tanks of E5, the old fuel, as fast as we could to get ready for E10. We had all run our petrol stocks down.
'So when the panic buying started, many of our members ran out pretty quickly. Then the shortage of HGV drivers meant we couldn't get supplies quickly enough. 'I don't blame the Government particularly but the E10 switchover clearly had an unintended consequence: we couldn't cope with the surge in demand.'
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What a load of bull****

So what’s their explanation of running out of diesel ?!

As I understand it about four BP stations ran out initially and it got reported that due to a driver shortage there would be a delay in restocking. The media got hold of it, blew it up out of all proportion (as they always do over anything). The govt said there’s no need to panic and of course the pathetic selfish British public did just that !!

Virtually all stations around here had already switched to e10 weeks before so why run the stocks down ??
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Why empty the tank's. :? Surely it will mix it will have to the first time any one fill's their car up :?:
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Facebook. All the local groups round here (SE) would have hourly posts 'Esso windlesham just had a delivery' etc, so everyone charges down there and empties it.
And they're all key workers, or taking their grannies to hospital etc, not a single panic buyer amongst them. Apparently.
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Ronnie wrote: Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:17 am Why empty the tank's. :? Surely it will mix it will have to the first time any one fill's their car up :?:
Yes there is no problem mixing it - it just becomes E7.5
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Exminiman wrote: Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:40 am
Ronnie wrote: Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:17 am Why empty the tank's. :? Surely it will mix it will have to the first time any one fill's their car up :?:
Yes there is no problem mixing it - it just becomes E7.5
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johnv wrote: Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:33 am Facebook. All the local groups round here (SE) would have hourly posts 'Esso windlesham just had a delivery' etc, so everyone charges down there and empties it.
And they're all key workers, or taking their grannies to hospital etc, not a single panic buyer amongst them. Apparently.
Start putting a few false posts up :lol: :lol: :lol:
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