Brochers head to top up as strike nears


As the warnings of fuel shortages continue to echo around the country, fuel pumps have seen an increased number of users, a report has revealed.

The AA calculated last week that fuel sales rocketed up by 81% for petrol, and 43% for diesel.

Following calls to make sure that motorists are ‘topped up’ in regards to fuel, warnings have been issued by Grampian Fire and Rescue that storing large amounts of fuel in cans and containers greatly increases the risk of danger.

Legally, you are not permitted to store fuel in domestic premises, or in part of building attached to a domestic home.

However, amid news that the military was being trained to deliver fuel to stations, it was later revealed that tanker drivers would not strike over Easter, allaying the panic buying of many motorists across the country.

There are expected to stock shortages in some places in the country until the end of the week.

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