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.

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Hundreds of fuel stations out of stock

Up to 37% of fuel stations across the UK were out of stock on Monday Credit: PA

Up to 37% of fuel stations across the UK were out of petrol, diesel or both, on Monday suggesting normal supply has not resumed, the Retail Motor Industry Federation said.

The organisation also revealed there was almost 60% less Super Diesel available than on a normal week and 50% less Super Unleaded petrol. There was 28.8% less Unleaded petrol and 11.7% less Diesel.

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