Wednesday, September 29, 2021
United Kingdom – (United States)
British motorists longed for fuel for their cars on Wednesday, saying the fuel crisis was “improving” as the British government and Prime Minister Boris Johnson claimed they had been queuing until 4am.
Long queues were at gas stations until early in the morning amid another day of chaos across the capital and the southeast, the Evening Standard reported.
In Little Venice, west London, motorists lined up to go to the petrol station, which was closed until 8:30 a.m. due to security concerns, with drivers covered in blankets from the early morning cold.
Johnson said British forces would begin training to deliver fuel as they prepared to deal with potential problems “at Christmas and beyond.”
British Commerce Secretary Quasi-Quarting wrote on Twitter: “I can confirm that the government reserve tanker will be on the naval road this afternoon to increase the supply of fuel to petrol stations across the UK.”
“The sooner we all get back to our normal buying habits the sooner we can get back to where we were,” he added.
The British government has said it will issue 5,000 short-term visas to foreign heavy truck drivers and military personnel are expected to be issued petrol within days.
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