Monday 25 October 2021
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UPDATED: Pumps run dry as Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Shell Tollerton out of fuel – huge queues at other forecourts

Filling stations close after panic buying across the country.

UPDATE: Sainsbury’s Melton Road out of fuel too – 11 am 25 September. 

In the West Bridgford area Shell Tollerton and Morrisons Gamston have both closed their fuel forecourts because they have run out of fuel after a day of panic buying.

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ASDA Loughborough Road has queues similar to the ones seen on Friday 24 September, causing congestion on Loughborough Road.

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ASDA on Saturday 25 September

Sainsbury’s Local on Melton Road has experienced long queues and waits since opening at 7 am today.

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Sainsbury’s said it was experiencing “high demand” for fuel, with a “tiny proportion of sites” temporarily closed. The West Bridgford forecourt sold 1,000 litres an hour on Friday.

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BP said about 20 of its 1,200 petrol forecourts were closed, with between 50 and 100 sites affected by the loss of at least one grade of fuel.

A “small number” of Tesco refilling stations have also been impacted, said Esso owner ExxonMobil, which runs the sites.

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Shell Tollerton Saturday 25 September

EG Group, which has 341 petrol stations in the UK, is introducing a limit of £30 per customer on all grades of fuel due to “unprecedented customer demand”.

One petrol station in Stockport sold 5,280 gallons (24,000 litres) of fuel on Friday, compared to 1,760 gallons (8,000 litres) on the same day the previous week.

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