Unite have said they are satisfied that they have a set a proposals to bring to their members.
The 'deal' does not mean that the threat of strike action has been lifted; the terms of the confidential proposal still need to be accepted by the tanker drivers.
Proposals aimed at resolving the fuel tanker drivers dispute were drawn up tonight, raising hopes that strikes can be averted.
The deadline extension suggests talks are going well, but the deadline of next Friday to reach a deal is still very tight.
Private talks have begun to avert a fuel tanker strike, as petrol prices continue to soar at the pumps.