Demand for fuel across the region is putting supply depots under increased pressure as many filling stations are running dry within hours of being topped up. Here's our Plymouth Correspondent Jonathan Gibson.
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The manager of one of Plymouth's two main fuel depots has said it could run dry if demand continues at the current rate.
Rob Brailsford, the depot manager for Chevron Texaco at Cattedown says it's "touch and go" if fuel supplies will last until the next shipment arrives at the start of next week. The depot normally supplies between 120 and 130 tankers of fuel a day but this has now risen to around 180.
Queues have continued to build at petrol stations across the south west this morning with drivers saying they're not prepared to take any chances.
Petrol stations came to a standstill yesterday and panic buying is continuing today over fears of a strike. But Unite have now pulled out of a strike to focus on talks.
Numerous filling stations in our region have reported running out of diesel and unleaded because of people panic-buying fuel, following the threat of a tanker drivers' strike. Yesterday the Government called on people to fill up their tanks in preparation.