The majority of stations for filling up in Cambridgeshire were closed or had lengthy queues on Sunday, numerous fuel stations located in Kent and in the vicinity of London were also running out of fuel. Motorists are advised to fill only with what they will need.
There are huge lines at the pumps as some stations are running empty of fuel after eco-activists continued blocking oil terminals throughout the weekend.
Photos from all over the southern part of England show drivers creating massive lines, with an reminder of the chaotic fuel situation in 2021.
The majority of the filling stations located in Cambridgeshire are either not open or have lengthy lines on Sundays as people attempted for a fill-up.
In the morning, even despite the warnings that the shortages were less severe drivers were battling to fill their tanks as Easter weekend started.
A number of fuel stations across Kent were also empty and the ones that had fuel were swiftly emptied by drivers in panic mode. Motorists are warned to only fill up with the amount they require.
A driver named Karl Hewitt, told The Mirror: “I am an lorry driver and am a driver who has been to Cambridge, St Ives, Kings Lynn, Fakenham.
“Every station had only petrol and some had no fuel at all. It’s the worst I have seen.”
A reader Jordan Carter told us: “I was on the A20 heading to Hastings from London. I had to drive past two petrol stations without fuel. There were long queues and premium was the only unleaded available.”
Another said: “It just cost me PS55 to fill up my 1L Ford Focus. That 5p reduction in fuel duty has worked out great.
“Also had to queue 30 minutes for the privilege. Classic from Morrisons to put one cashier on when petrol station is clearly going to be busy.”
A driver has said to that the Mail Online that they drove 46 miles to fill up, as it became clear that activists were at an oil depot for longer than 24 hours.
The driver said: “Every petrol station we tried to use was closed – we traveled 11 miles from Aylesbury first, and then 17 miles towards Bicester before stopping and driving the 10 miles back to home..
“The next day we drove to Winslow which is another eight miles away before finding fuel there.”
Campaign for Fair Fuel initially believed that about 1,200 garages in the south from the Midlands were required to shut down angry motorists during the weekend, however, later they said that the problems have been “not as bad” as they initially thought.
In an update on Twitter, Fair Fuel UK Campaign tweeted on Sundaythat “We are getting credible intelligence that 1 in 3 garages have run dry of petrol and/or diesel particularly in the south, because of the ‘stop oil’ amoebas.”
The tweet was followed by another tweet that read: “Good news we are just getting from the Government. Fuel supply to forecourts has picked up.”
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to determine the local petrol station is fuel-filled here. You can also learn more information about the reason for the lack of fuel.
Eco protesters from the new protest group Just Stop Oil have been protesting at fuel stations in the south of the UK since the 1st of April.
The situation got worse during the past weekend when around 40 people retreated at the gate at Buncefield. Buncefield Oil Terminal situated in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.
The Grays Inter Terminal in Thurrock, Essex, was also targeted by 40 people in addition, Lambeth Bridge in London was removed by the police following protests by Extinction Rebellion protest.
The massive protests have resulted in more than 800 arrests across the nation during the past couple of weeks. People from Just Stop Oil have been clamping them to pipelines and hid underground for massive demonstrations.
The Home Secretary Priti Patel stated: “Hard-working people across our country are seeing their lives brought to a standstill by selfish, fanatical and frankly dangerous so-called activists.”
The car drivers are in a state of chaos with motorists feeling the pressure of record-high gasoline costs.
Unleaded gasoline is currently priced at 162.6 per litre, whereas diesel is priced at 176.9 according to the most recent RAC fuel watch data.
The price is slightly lower than record-setting highs recorded in March, when average prices at the pump reached 167.3p per litre of gasoline as well as 179.9p on diesel.
This came in spite of the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announcement of the five-pence cut in taxes on fuel. There’s been a lot of criticism that the cut isn’t passed onto drivers at the pump.
The cost of fuel is paid in addition to the cost motorists pay for petrol and diesel, and VAT is 20% added in addition to the total cost.