Fuel runs out at petrol stations in Barking and Dagenham

Fuel has been running out at most petrol stations in Barking and Dagenham as panicking motorists rush to fill their tanks ahead of a possible tanker strike.

Forecourts at 11 stations have struggled to replenish their stocks in the past two days, research by the Post shows.

Vas Krishnan, 35, a worker at Total in Wood Lane, Dagenham, said: “We had a problem last night but we had a delivery and now we’ve got enough stock.

“There are queues all the time. It’s not bad - They’re not on the road. Motorists wait no more than 10 minutes, not even that.”

Filling stations including BP, Shell, Esso, Tesco and The Co-operative have had no petrol or diesel since Wednesday though some have since received deliveries, a poll conducted this morning showed.


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus