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Panic at the pumps in West Cumbria

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.

Posted by Mary on 1 April 2012 at 20:51

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

Posted by Gary on 31 March 2012 at 00:05

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 £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!

Posted by MJ on 30 March 2012 at 22:52

Thanks but we're not all idiots. I'm having to travel daily to the North East for cancer treatment. Are you seriously suggesting I shouldnt have filled up when it was obvious the pumps were going to run dry because if I hadn't on thursday I wouldn't have got there today. You can't win.

Posted by Full Tank on 30 March 2012 at 18:11

I am not an expert on this an could be totally wrong but could this have something to do with the end of the financial year? If people go and spend ridiculous amount on fuel this week before the first of April won't it boost the governments figures and look as though they have had a better year? Possibly a big piece of propaganda from the government?

Posted by Mr T on 30 March 2012 at 17:31

All people are doing is giving the Government a nice little windfall as we come towards the end of the financial year - Government manipulation at its best!!

Posted by Jo on 30 March 2012 at 14:42

Well thank you Mr Maude and Mr Cameron.

Posted by Bob T on 30 March 2012 at 13:50

Garages need to limit the amount of fuel motorists can buy in one go and ban people filling jerry cans until this panic buying stops, its dangerous and bloody stupid.

Posted by woo woo on 30 March 2012 at 12:23

GREAT! We have had to park our vans up due to the idiotic people buying fuel that the don't need and the people that do need them we are struggling !

Posted by Local business on 30 March 2012 at 11:36

Well, its been announced by Unite that there will NOT be a strike over easter. On a more serious note a woman in York has been very badly burned while decanting fuel into a container for her daughter, who had run out of petrol, the fumes caught and she is now in hospital. NO NEED TO BRIM YOUR TANKS PEOPLE GET SOME SENSE!

Posted by Mark on 30 March 2012 at 11:01

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