Tue. Nov 30th, 2021

Service stations along the M3 and M27 have faced a week of disruption due to the demand for petrol.

Long queues and closure signs have been a common sight across the county over the last ten days as drivers try to fill up their cars.

Motorway service stations have found themselves running out of fuel unable to serve desperate customers. Those worst affected over the last week include Fleet, Winchester and Rownhams services.

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On Monday (October 4) Chancellor Rishi Sunak insisted the fuel situation for drivers “is improving”.

Asked about petrol shortages, he told LBC Radio: “We know there’s enough petrol at our refineries and our terminals, and the issue is we’ve had a very steep demand spike… but the good news is it is getting better, so I think every single day since about last Tuesday we’ve delivered more petrol to forecourts than has been taken out, the number of people getting deliveries has increased, the volume of fuel getting delivered has increased.”

However, the executive director of the Petrol Retailers Association has said around 22 per cent of petrol stations across London and the South East still do not have fuel.

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