'Touch & Go' on fuel supplies as drivers continue to queue

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.

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Drivers continue to queue Credit: ITV Westcountry

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.

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Talks to try to resolve the fuel dispute which led to panic buying at pumps last week will begin later today. The conciliation service Acas will host the talks between the union Unite, which represents tanker drivers and fuel companies.