UK fuel retailers group says 27% of members out of fuel

UK fuel retailers group says 27% of members out of fuel
UK fuel retailers group says 27% of members out of fuel   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021   -  
By Reuters

<div> <p><span class="caps">LONDON</span> – Britain’s fuel supply crisis which has led to pumps running dry and huge queues outside filling stations is easing with more forecourts reporting deliveries, an industry group said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The Petrol Retailers Association (<span class="caps">PRA</span>), which represents independent retailers who account for about two-thirds of all the 8,380 UK filling stations, said only 27% of members reported being out of fuel and it expected the situation to further improve in the next 24 hours.</p> <p>“However, we are extremely disappointed to hear many forecourt staff are experiencing a high level of both verbal and physical abuse which is completely unacceptable,” said Gordon Balmer, <span class="caps">PRA</span> Executive Director.</p> <p>“Forecourts are trying their best to manage queues and ensure there is plenty of fuel to go around.”</p> <p/> </div>