Fuel shortage fears, are you panic buying?

Charlestown Motors
Charlestown Motors, Chickerell Road, Weymouth Photo: ITV Westcountry

Fears of a fuel shortage are causing huge queues at petrol stations across the region. A potential strike by tanker drivers has caused speculation that fuel may run out.

The government has been criticised for advising people to fill up their cars and jerry cans.

Here are some comments from our viewers.

Petrol Station
Queues at petrol stations across the region Credit: ITV Westcountry

I work in a petrol station and I can tell you for a fact there is no fuel shortage. Panic buying is what everyone is doing, but it isn't worth it."

– Tom Elliot, Ilfracombe
Petrol Station
Weymouth petrol station Credit: ITV Westcountry

It's not meant to be happening for another for another week, so why people are panic buying now I don't know..."

– Claire Wilcox, Yeovil
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A potential strike by tanker drivers has caused speculation that fuel may run out Credit: ITV Westcountry

Our local Morrison's in Bideford were only selling diesal at 10am! When will people listen - there isn't a strike and there isn't a shortage..."

– Judi Desouza, Bideford
Petrol Station
The government has been criticised for advising people to fill up Credit: ITV Westcountry

No, but a little concerned as I need to fill up this weekend"

– Rebecca Grantham, Cornwall