Ed Davey: keep your tank half-full

Energy Secretary Ed Davey has told BBC News that motorists should should "fill up" if they intend to go on a long journey this Easter. He also advised drivers to aim to keep their tanks over half-full. He said:

The average tank is a third full and I think if we can increase the average maybe to two thirds, I think people should be topping up when their tanks go below, say, half-full, that sort of figure.

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Queues as drivers rush to fill up

Petrol stations across Britain are reporting fuel shortages and long queues as the Government dismissed accusations that it had triggered panic buying ahead of the impending strike by fuel tanker drivers.