The British army will start supplying gas stations on Monday

The British army will start supplying petrol stations on Monday, when concerns about the shortage of truck drivers have led to panicky fuel purchases and many petrol stations have run out of fuel.

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“Nearly 200 army tanker personnel, 100 of whom are drivers, will be deployed on Monday to provide temporary support as part of wider government action to further reduce pressure on filling stations and address the shortage of large truck drivers,” the government said in a statement on Friday. the media.

Desperate drivers lined up at gas stations earlier in the week to buy fuel and provoke calls for the government to use emergency powers to prioritize the purchase of fuel for healthcare and other key industries.

“Thanks to the industry’s huge efforts over the past week, we are seeing continuous signs that the situation at filling stations is slowly improving,” said Enterprise Minister Quasi Quarteng.

“It is important to emphasize that there is no national fuel shortage in the UK and people should continue to buy normal fuel. The sooner we return to our normal buying habits, the sooner we will be able to return to normal,” he added.

The government has acknowledged that the crisis is due to a shortage of fuel drivers and unprecedented demand for it.

Over the week, fuel demand has stabilized and filling stations are gradually storing fuel, but there is still a great shortage of fuel in some parts of the country.

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The Fuel Retailers Association said on Thursday that fuel stocks were depleted at 27% of filling stations.

Great Britain prepared an army on Monday to help secure fuel supplies. Army drivers received specialized training in fuel supplies.

The government has also partially eased its tighter post-reflex immigration policy by offering short-term visa waivers for foreign hauliers to reduce the deficit for these drivers.

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