'Three weeks' warning for drivers

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Britain's drivers were warned today that they could face three weeks of shortages at the petrol pumps. A spokesman for the Petrol Retailers' Association said: "In no way is one day going to make any difference." "It will take three weeks for us to get back to where we were before this crisis began," he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme. He predicted the situation across the country today would be "exactly the same as it was yesterday" because deliveries would at first be limited to supplying emergency services. And it would be Saturday at the earliest before supplies were generally available to the public, he warned. Mr Holloway acknowledged the Government had done all it could to deal with the crisis but ministers had failed to grasp the widespread public support for the protests. "There is quite a lot of solidarity out there. I have not yet heard a politician acknowledge that ordinary motorists are part of this." And he was equally critical of the fuel firms. "It appears to have been posturing b

Britain's drivers were warned today that they could face three weeks of shortages at the petrol pumps. A spokesman for the Petrol Retailers' Association said: "In no way is one day going to make any difference." "It will take three weeks for us to get back to where we were before this crisis began," he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme. He predicted the situation across the country today would be "exactly the same as it was yesterday" because deliveries would at first be limited to supplying emergency services. And it would be Saturday at the earliest before supplies were generally available to the public, he warned. Mr Holloway acknowledged the Government had done all it could to deal with the crisis but ministers had failed to grasp the widespread public support for the protests. "There is quite a lot of solidarity out there. I have not yet heard a politician acknowledge that ordinary motorists are part of this." And he was equally critical of the fuel firms. "It appears to have been posturing between the Government and the companies" he said. Welcome Break chief executive Richard Pennycook warned that the company's 23 service stations were unlikely to receive any petrol before Sunday night. A spokesman said: "About 60 tankers have gone out to the whole country. Welcome Break itself, which has 23 service stations, needs 300 tank loads a week. The South Mimms service station on the M25 is open and customers are coming in, but none of the 23 Welcome Break service stations has any petrol.

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