New figures show UK gas station inventories rebounded to an average of 25% on Sunday, but there were “significant regional disparities” ranging from an average of just 16% in the South East to 35% in Scotland. Energy and Industry Strategy (BEIS) said.
Average inventory levels fell to a low of 15% on Saturday, September 25, the day after the panic buying began.
Before the outbreak of the crisis, they were typically around 33%.
On Friday, September 24th, fuel sales were up 80% from normal levels.
Sales stayed “well above” average until the middle of the following week when they “started moving back to normal,” added BEIS.
The amount of fuel delivered to petrol stations has increased due to bottlenecks.
The average volume rose from around 16,000 liters per day per gas station before the crisis to a high of 22,700 liters on Tuesday, September 28th.
Members of the armed forces work on a tanker truck in a garage in Waltham Abbey, Essex (PA)
Gordon Balmer, executive director of the Petrol Retailers Association, said on Wednesday that 13% of independent gas stations in London and the South East are still running out of fuel.
He warned: “This is causing some motorists to continue to feel unsure about the availability of fuel at their local gas stations in the neighborhood.
“Independent gas stations report a total lack of transparency about when their next delivery might arrive, and some have been dry for four days and are still waiting for a delivery.”
Mr Balmer claimed government attempts to deal with the crisis – such as using members of the armed forces to help with fuel deliveries – had “limited success” in London and the South East.
He added: “There is an urgent need to pay much more attention to this issue that affects this region.”
New government figures show that gas stations in the UK had an average fuel level of 25% on Sunday, up from 33% before the crisis.
But the situation is different in different regions.
Here is a breakdown of the average fuel supply at gas stations on Sunday:
North East England: 33%
North West England: 28%
Yorkshire and The Humber: 28%
East Midlands: 22%
West Midlands: 26%
East England: 19%
South East England: 16%
South West England: 26%
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