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Public Set For More Panic Buying Of Fuel

The warning signs have been there for a few days and it seems as though we are on the verge of yet another saga of panic fuel buying across the UK. The much publicised fuel delivery drivers strike seems set to go ahead from Friday this week, with the four day action set to paralyse Shell garages across the UK. But why is there a threat of large scale panic buying?

As we have seen on a number of occasions over the last few months, again there will be more than enough fuel available at non-Shell garages but many are concerned that the action may spread. This affective over reaction to the situation is set to see a burst of panic buying over the next few days ahead of the weekend period. It also seems inevitable that we will see many garages looking to profiteer form the situation – an action which the government has promised to review.

This is yet another example of our total dependence on the oil industry for movement in our everyday day lives. While government after government has promised to find an alternative, these plans take years if not decades to put in place although we do not seem to be anywhere nearer than we were at the start of the century.

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