Panic at the pumps in West Cumbria
Last updated at 19:19, Friday, 30 March 2012
Petrol stations have been running out of diesel as motorists top up in anticipation of a possible strike by tanker drivers.
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Well done everyone for joining that long queue for petrol at Morrisons. Did anyone ever consider their stupdity of blocking the road, particulary the mini roundabout to get in and out of the area? THe same problem arises at Christmas too. The entry and exit system on this area needs re routed to avoid this probem.
Are we all stupid it certainley seems like it as in last weeks budget the Government increased the duty on fuel by another 3p a litre then immediately announced there could be strikes, which in turn nobody no is bothered about the fule hike, I saw this used in my younger days the company sent a rumopur around that there were 60 people to be paid off mass panic endured and in the end they paid 12 people off and everything went quite this is government propoganda at its best
Be honest. Some of you puritans writing on here have filled up your own vehicles! I have ... not out of panic but out of the need to be sure I can go to work. My car was only 1/8 full and I was behind a man putting Â£5 in his car! We all want to be ahead of the game if there is a possibility of shortages. I'm honest enough to say so that's all! I'm not a fool - I'm a business person, the fools were those who started the panic. I hae to provide for my family, and fuel is essential for my business end of. I'm not stupid enough to stockpile it in my garage as that is dangerous. Filling Stations who permit people to purchase cans of fuel are potentially breaking the law and need to be aware of this. At the end of the day if we were told there may be shortages of anything - people will stockpile. Don't judge us unless you know how important it is to us!