Petrol shortage UK -The British Army personnel will begin delivering to petrol pumps and garages across the UK from Monday, following an announcement from the UK government says.
Almost 200 servicemen and women, 100 of the drivers, will provide “temporary” support to ease pressure on stations.
Ministers – who have maintained there is enough fuel if people buy at their normal rates – say the situation at petrol station forecourts is improving, with more fuel now being delivered than sold.
But they acknowledge some parts of the country are worse affected than others.
The queue in Highgate London for a small petrol station. The shortages are really being felt. That this should happen is unbelievable and an indictment of the current government and their forcing of Brexit on the UK. This was predicted, yet ignored. #petrolshortages #brexitbonus pic.twitter.com/Fteu5bSHRn
— Adam Butler (@adambutler65) September 26, 2021
Ministers have also announced that up to 300 overseas fuel tanker drivers will be able to work in the UK immediately until the end of March.
There have been long queues at petrol stations this week after a shortage of drivers disrupted fuel deliveries.
Short term visas for lorry drivers to help with the petrol shortage UK
It has been more than two weeks of chaos around the country after long queues started appearing on petrol station forecourts.
In addition to the 300 fuel tanker drivers being allowed to work temporarily in the UK, temporary visas are also being offered to 4,700 food haulage drivers who are able to arrive from late October and leave by 28 February 2022. Whilst maintaining that there is no shortage of fuel in the UK.
Petrol pump shortages
Visas are being offered to a further 5,500 poultry workers who can come from late October and stay until 31 December.
Previously, the government said these temporary visas would last until Christmas Eve.