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Fuel recovery is ‘not happening quickly enough’ as we in ‘our 15th day of the crisis’ industry body says

by LLB staff reporter
7th Oct 21 4:17 pm

The fuel crisis is in it’s 15th day of the crisis and a fuel industry body has said the recovery is “not happening quickly enough.”

It is gradually getting better in some regions, but there are still areas where motorists are finding it difficult fill up their fuel tanks.

The South East, East of England and London are all affected by low levels of fuel at the pumps, according to Sky News.

The South East have stock levels below 20%, whilst London and the East have between 20 and 40% of fuel with the rest of the UK have more than 40% of stock levels.

Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) chairman Brian Madderson said, “The recovery is simply not happening quickly enough.

“We are into our 15th day of the crisis.

“There needs to be an independent inquiry into the crisis so that motorists are protected from such acute fuel shortages in the future.”

On Wednesday motorists were warned that fuel prices are going to hit an all time high by Christmas, which is nothing to do with the shortages.

Motorists have been paying £12 more to fill a tank of unleaded petrol due to soaring international oil prices.

RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams warned, “The rising cost of a barrel of oil is causing further pain at the pumps.”

In 2012 the price record of 142.48p a litre is due to be broken before 2022, the RAC believe as it could hit a record high.

During September figures show unleaded petrol had risen by 22p a litre over the last year, which is now 5.65p away from the record high.

Figures also showed that Diesel is 8.68p a litre short of its 2012 record high of 147.93p a litre.

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