One of the busiest filling stations on the Isle of Wight has had to close for the second time in just 4 days due to a lack of fuel.
Tesco in Ryde is turning away motorists this afternoon (Monday) as they have run out of unleaded, super unleaded and diesel.
The same situation arose on Friday evening with the filling station forced to close then too.
It’s currently unclear why the station is running out of fuel with suggestions of problems at the refinery, driver shortages, lack of space on the ferries or poor stock control.
One reader has said:
“It is a recurring issue and has got progressively more frequent over the last year”.
Island Echo is told that a delivery is due tomorrow, but it remains to be seen if this will be enough to last before the next delivery.
Other stations are reported to have had problems with fuel supply, including Sainsbury’s in Newport and Osborne Garage in East Cowes.