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Amid UK driver shortage, BP prioritising fuel deliveries to sites with big demand

Amid UK driver shortage, BP prioritising fuel deliveries to sites with big demand
Amid UK driver shortage, BP prioritising fuel deliveries to sites with big demand   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021
By Reuters

LONDON – BP said on Friday it was prioritising deliveries of fuel to British sites with the largest demand and seeking to minimise the amount of time when its petrol and diesel pumps were empty.

“We are experiencing some fuel supply issues at some of our retail sites in the UK  and unfortunately have therefore seen some sites temporarily close due to a lack of both unleaded and diesel grades,” BP said in a statement.

“These  have been caused by  some delays in the supply chain which  has been impacted by the industry-wide driver shortages across the UK and there are many actions being taken to address the issue.”

“We continue to work with our haulier supplier to minimise any future disruption and to ensure efficient and effective deliveries to serve our customers,” BP said. “We are prioritising deliveries to sites with largest demand and seeking to minimise the duration of stock outs.”