Campaign to cut duty on fuel

The government is being urged to cut the amount of fuel duty. Independent retailers say they are being crippled by small profit margins.

Fuel queues in Maidstone

Fuel stations shut

Queues to buy fuel continue as stations run out across the region.

Council statement on cutting petrol

West Sussex County Council has issued a statement advising motorists how to cut petrol use as the panic buy continues.

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Is your tank topped up?

Here's a selection of views from ITV Meridian's Facebook site. There are a lot of people out there queuing for petrol and diesel. But, it seems, all the panic buying is making things worse:

Karlene Heath These motorists need to stop and use their common sense. They are causing the very shortage they are trying to avoid being affected by. If you don't have to fill up right now -DON'T!

Jayne Norman My car is empty, I need fuel to get to a family funeral in the north of England but every place round me is either closed or rationing. I do not expect to sit in the petrol station for an hour with 4 young children getting hotter and hotter in the car.



Petrol panic continues

by Adam Clark
Park Gate, Hampshire
The scene in Park Gate, Hampshire, at 0630 this morning Credit: Adam Clark

The panic buying of petrol was continuing this morning as motorists queued for fuel.

This is the scene in Park Gate in Hampshire a short time ago.

Nearby stations have run out of fuel, meaning that this garage had people queuing in a desperate bid to fill up.

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