Ministers will discuss emergency plans to deal with a tanker driver strike with haulier bosses today amid continued panic-buying at the pumps.
Energy Secretary Ed Davey will lead the talks as the Government continues to face serious criticism of its handling of the threatened industrial action.
The conciliatory service Acas has announced that talks aimed at resolving the fuel tanker drivers' dispute will be held on Wednesday.
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Preparations are due to start today for talks to resolve the fuel tanker drivers' dispute which lead to panic petrol buying across the UK.