The lingering fuel crisis in the UK could drag on for another month, industry figures have warned.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the UK fuel crisis is ‘stabilising’, dismissing clamours for essential workers to be given priority treatment.
Johnson said he ‘understands why people say that’ but held that the problem should be allowed to dress itself back to stability.
SurgeZirc UK understands that the Army has been positioned as an emergency response as the shortage of HGV drivers continues to exacerbate the crisis beyond a climax.
Ben Wallace, Defence secretary has sanctioned a request for military assistance. About 300 troops are said to be free for deployment if required, under the aegis of Operation Escalin.
The soldiers are all qualified to drive HGVs, but may require a few days training to get up to speed on how to interface with petrol stations.
Dramatic scenes of panic buyers looking to out-do one another has continued to make headlines across the country.
Industry sources have touted that despite efforts by the government to contain the widespread panic, the crisis may still linger on for another month.
A source, speaking with The Times said they expected BP to be experiencing problems for the next month.
Grant Shapps, British transport secretary has told motorists to stop bringing ‘water bottles’ to supply stations amid widespread frenzy.
Speaking with journalists yesterday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “I want to say, first of all, how much I sympathise with people who’ve been worried about their journeys, worried about whether they’ll be able to use their cars in the normal way, to see their loved ones or whatever it is, and I know how frustrating, infuriating it must have been to worry about shortage of petrol or fuel.”
“We now are starting to see the situation improve; we’re hearing from (the) industry that supplies are coming back on to the forecourt in the normal way.”