British army on stand-by
The British Transport Secretary says there are "tentative signs" that pressure on filling stations is beginning to ease.
Grant Shapps says there is now more stock at forecourts.
Mr. Shapps did admit it will not have an immediate impact on queues for fuel.
There are still long queues though in certain places - caused by supply issues from a shortage of tanker drivers.
Brian Madderson heads the UK's Petrol Retailers Association:
The army is on standby in case more help is needed with deliveries.
Tobias Ellwood, Chair of the Commons Defence Committee, believes ministers should go one step further:
To ease fuel flow we’ve:— Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP (@grantshapps) September 27, 2021
✅ brought in army to help HGV testing
✅ added HGV drivers to Shortage Occupation
✅ created new apprenticeship scheme
✅ launched Skills Bootcamp
✅ expanded DVSA testing +50%
✅ changed law for faster HGV testing
➕ 12 other measures [1/2]