An update as to which filling stations are operating at 7 am on Thursday 30 September.
ASDA Loughborough Road is out of fuel
Sainsbury’s Melton Road has fuel for the first time since the weekend – there are very long queues northbound on Melton Road for the forecourt.
Morrisons Gamston is also out of fuel this morning.
He said that soldiers would be delivering fuel within the next couple of daysto help relieve supply issues, and also said that the government would be drawing on its tanker reserve fleet.
The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) – which represents nearly 5,500 of the UK’s 8,000 filling stations – has said there are “early signs” the pressure is starting to ease at the pumps.
It says that 37% of the forecourts owned by its members were out of petrol on Tuesday, compared with two-thirds on Sunday.
The Ministry of Defence is preparing about 150 qualified military drivers to deliver fuel – and has another 150 personnel ready to support them.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) says it will also draw on some of the reserve fleet of 80 tankers which the government keeps for emergencies.