Monday, June 16, 2008

£1.99 a litre!!!

A Devon petrol station has been charging £1.99 a litre - more than £9 a gallon - as nearly 400 forecourts in the county suffered dwindling supplies.
The Foxhayes station at Exwick, near Exeter, said it had put all petrol and diesel prices up to conserve stocks.

About 380 filling stations have experienced supply problems or closed altogether, business leaders said.
The problems follow a strike by Shell tanker drivers in a dispute over pay.

Chairman of the Devon and Cornwall Business Council Tim Jones said: "It started out in a pretty orderly way. People got out of bed and thought: 'It's just going to be Shell garages' and what did they see? They saw a lot of 'no petrol' signs right across the board.
"It wasn't just the Shell garages, and that started a ripple effect."
Foxhayes station manager Ron James said his price hike was to preserve supplies and said he was "not being mean".
He told BBC News: "It's all been panic buying.
"People have been coming in buying £80 to £100 of fuel instead of £10 and £20.
"It's been chaos and it's still chaos. I've never seen anything like it in 30 years of petrol retailing."


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is it an independent? Not run by Pakis by some chance?

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