Fuel dries up at petrol station in Barking
Fuel has dried up at a petrol station near a busy dual carriageway after motorists rushed to fill their tanks ahead of a possible tanker strike.
Esso near the A13 in Barking was left without petrol for the second day running amid fears a tanker driver stoppage may not be averted.
Ford worker Sushil Bhatia, 50, pulled up at the Esso station in Ripple Road after trying to fill his tank at four forecourts near Dagenham.
He said: “This is outrageous. Yesterday I thought it was panic buying. Now I’m panicking myself.”
An Esso spokesman said: “Esso is doing all it can to maximise fuel supplies for customers. We have seen increased demand in some areas and it is possible that some sites may be temporarily out of one or two types of fuel for a short period.”
You may also want to watch:
* Have you experienced shortages at stations in Barking and Dagenham? If so, call us on 020 8477 3824.
- 1 Work to begin on river bus pier at Barking Riverside
- 2 Teenage pedestrian in hospital after Dagenham crash
- 3 Work begins on £1.8m arts centre transformation in Barking
- 4 Man, 19, stabbed in thigh in Dagenham
- 5 East London travel disruption round-up for the week ahead
- 6 Man praises community spirit after flood water threatens homes in Dagenham
- 7 Murder investigation in Dagenham after man dies in street
- 8 Ricardo Fuller death: Third man charged with murder
- 9 Man charged with murder after fatal Dagenham assault
- 10 Former child refugee who founded Barking women's service up for award