PETROL AND DIESEL SHORTAGE LEADS TO CLOSURE OF TESCO PETROL STATION

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.

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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.

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2 stroke stoker
2 stroke stoker
1 month ago

Driver Shortage it won’t get better either

ian johnson
ian johnson
Reply to  2 stroke stoker
1 month ago

The reason there are driver shortages ? Quite simple-the supermarkets force all their suppliers to reduce their costs every year, to maximise their own profits. Suppliers are forced to cut their own costs or lose the work, and they have little choice to to cut staff-ALL blame lies at the supermarket groups doors, no-one else.

Wightman
Wightman
1 month ago

I remember last year when isle of Wight fuels were closed down by their mainland owners,our council and lesser seen seely told us it wasn’t necessary for the island to have its own storage depot,funny that as the supermarket s were regularly topping up from the island depot when they ran short for whatever reason,still im sure they know best.

Mmmm
Mmmm
1 month ago

Note to council – we don’t need petrol in Ryde, we just need more houses. Thanks.

William
William
1 month ago

I have an HGV licence, but I won’t apply for any driving jobs, as I am fed up being treated like shit, expected to work unsociable and long hours for no overtime, with poor wages. I am expected to have a bladder that a camel would be proud of, every and any mistake will be fined over £100.

Yes it’s Brexit, but the only reason continental drivers worked here is because British drivers won’t put up with the appalling conditions of work.

Until the public are prepared to pay a reasonable wage then there will be food and goods shortages.

IsleofWighter
IsleofWighter
Reply to  William
1 month ago

Ouite. Delivery drivers have been treated very badly for ages, It’s about time they were given the recognition they deserve, after they perform an essential role. Perhaps this current crisis will make employers realise this, but I doubt it.
Surely the government should act now to rectify this problem and redress the balance.
-For we all depend on you guys…

Level Phil
Level Phil
1 month ago

Perhaps mainlanders that bring over a few spare cans of fuel could be excused paying the proposed £1.50 tourist tax.

truthouts
truthouts
1 month ago

The garages happily put an additional 50 per litre on the remaining E5 petrol that UK wide 600,000 cars still need.

If they all have a bit of a tough time for a while with supplies I’m sure they will be more than compensated with their recent windfall profit.

Mr Tony Weaver
Mr Tony Weaver
1 month ago

I see Carl Feeney is blaming the ferries as usual, it’s been widely reported and proven that the reason for the fuel shortage is purely down to the shortage of drivers and it would still be the same problem whether it was delivered by ferry or road.

Just wait until the supermarkets start running out of stock, Feeney will blame the ferries for that one too.

Wat
Wat
1 month ago

The Tesco in Ryde does seem to consistently profit from being the only major fuel stop in a busy town. The several in Newport have to be more careful about pricing. I have little sympathy for them.

Edgar-of-9
Edgar-of-9
1 month ago

The bottom line is that the general public just want to buy cheap instead of a realistic cost of petrol, food etc.
result is, closed shops.
closed petrol stations,
etc etc.
buying cheap comes at a cost.

fred
fred
1 month ago

I’ve got 5 gallons of Petrol. £500 if you want it.

King Kong
King Kong
1 month ago

Lack of fuel or excessive amount of vehicles guzzling it… Place is busy all the time now. Lake is basically always gridlocked on the main road.

Veronica M Goddard
Veronica M Goddard
1 month ago

There appeared to be panic buying on Saturday; Tesco was rammed with cars queuing to buy fuel when we went for our weekly fill. We came away without filling up and have been back today (Tuesday). The ferries are positively bulging with vehicle numbers, so it’s no surprise if fuel is short.

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