Nearly one-third of BP stations in UK almost out of fuel

Source: The Hill | September 26, 2021 | Mychael Schnell

Nearly one-third of British Petroleum’s (BP) stations in the United Kingdom are almost out of fuel, as the oil company is seeing an increase in demand.

BP told The Hill in a statement that supply chain delays, triggered by a shortage of qualified drivers, are causing the company to experience “supply issues” at some of its facilities in the UK.

The company said it has seen an “intense demand” in the past two days, leading to a fuel shortage at roughly 30 percent of its stations in the UK.

The majority of the 1,200 sites BP supplies in the UK, however, are still supplied and open, according to the company.

“With the intense demand seen over the past two days, we estimate that around 30% of sites in this network do not currently have either of the main grades of fuel,” BP said in a statement.

“We are working to resupply as rapidly as possible,” the company added.

Vehicles lined up at the gas stations for a third day on Sunday as people waited, sometimes for hours, to fill up with fuel, according to Reuters.


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