Retailers have warned that fuel shortages “remain serious” as petrol is not being delivered to where it need to be.
Brian Madderson, chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA), said a “large majority” of forecourts do not know when they will have their next delivery.
He said, “There are many reports of wet sites quickly going dry because the continuity of tankers remains out of kilter with orders.
“The situation in London and the South East remains serious.”
In the region there has been a “welcome improvement” over the weekend as 10% of non-motorway sites running out of fuel.
Madderson said, “These filling stations therefore need to be refuelled more often.
“The need to refuel filling stations in London and the South East is even more necessary when customers panic buy, because there are more cars to be filled per station there than the GB average.”
Diesel has increased by 3p per litre to £140.66p whilst petrol has risen by 2p a litre which are the most expensive prices since September 2013.
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