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Got any petrol or diesel?

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Jamie, Sep 25, 2021.

  1. JezmondTutu

    JezmondTutu pfm Member

    Sussex is an effing nightmare. Not seen any fuel all week and have cycled past several.
     
  2. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Well, I can dream, can’t I?

    Filled up two cars since last week. One on Sunday, one today. In both cases, drove straight on to a vacant pump and filled up as normal. No queues, all pumps with full availability of all fuels. This is Manchester. Perhaps we’ve been levelled up, or summat.
     
  3. LecsonQuad

    LecsonQuad pfm Member

    Streatham, London SW16, has 3 petrol stations of which one of them has fuel per day. The queueing is quite short - maybe 4 cars so it's better than last week. I was in Sandwich Kent on Tuesday. It has one petrol station and one main road into the town was blocked all day by cars waiting to refuel. The friends I visited waited 50 minutes in line to fill up their car. They need the fuel because the husband is quite poorly.
    Daan Saarf East things are nowhere near satisfactory.
     
  4. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    Rode around Lewisham last night looking to top up £3s worth in the moped. First four petrol stations empty - success at last one I tried (nearest my flat.. doh!)

    Weirdly everyone was ignoring pump number 1 - I guess they figured if no one else was queuing there it must not be running!

    P.S. I honestly thought it would all be sorted by now....
     
  5. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Only postcodes that voted Tory have petrol. Joking...they haven't gone that far. Yet.
     
  6. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Hawkwind and Fire

    Just filled up without a queue in Reigate. Every other petrol station I saw between Maidstone and there was closed.
     
  7. Derek Wright

    Derek Wright pfm Member

    I went over the sea to Portsmouth yesterday and filled my tank, further inland there were empty fuel tanks or long queues.
     
  8. wylton

    wylton Naim and Mana member

    There was fuel around today (London, South East) & the queues weren't quite as long, so hopefully, it's picking up now.
     
  9. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Ventured into South Brum (Shirley, to be precise - yes, I’m serious) on Monday. Filled up at Sainsbury’s, 129p, no waiting at all.
     
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  10. puddlesplasher

    puddlesplasher pfm Member

    Arrived home from work at 8pm last night with 40miles left on the van. Went out looking in and around Maidstone - ten garages and 45 mins later I finally found some. Today seems a bit better.
     
  11. Caledon1297

    Caledon1297 pfm Member

    Diesel shortage in the Western Isles! :eek:



    :rolleyes:
     
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  12. miktec

    miktec unissued

    'Quality Street' hasn't lived up to its name since they buggered about with the wrappers :mad:

    It's been Celebrations for the last few Xmases down our way ......
     
  13. Rack Kit

    Rack Kit pfm Member

    FFS! They’re all at it now and they know the gullible will fall for it.
     
  14. John Phillips

    John Phillips pfm Member

    For sure. Including, looking closer to home, within the audio business: to persuade us (the gullible?) to buy stuff we didn't know we needed to solve problems we didn't know we had and spend more money than we intended. "It's night and day. If you don't hear the problem you have and the improvement you get you're not a genuine audiophile."
     
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  15. AudioAl

    AudioAl pfm Member

    Empty forecourt up here , Not empty of fuel, everyone has enough now
     
  16. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    The East of England Co-op ended their priority fuelling for NHS, care and emergency workers yesterday due to the drop in demand.
    Strange how our local Esso is still completely closed.
     
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  17. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Well, I can dream, can’t I?

    I think Esso, along with BP, were the companies with the supply problems that triggered all this nonsense? In this case, I guess Esso stands for 'sold out', or perhaps 'sod off'.
     
  18. simon g

    simon g Older, wiser but no longer retired

    Indeed. BP pays the lowest wages, I've read (& heard on the radio from a tanker driver)
     
  19. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Well, I can dream, can’t I?

    So BP stands for 'badly paid' then, obvs.
     
  20. Richard Lines

    Richard Lines pfm Member

    As an bp employee (seafarer made redundant in 1986) I think you'll find that the same company ditched all its direct employed drivers shortly thereafter? I believe Hoyer have a contract with bp?

    Edited bit - http://archive.commercialmotor.com/...he-news-that-bp-and-mobil-tanker-drivers-will - back in the day the direct employed drivers were well paid and, not mentioned of course, is the share schemes and bp pension they were a part of...............

    Regards

    Richard
     

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