BP says it’s “prioritising” gasoline deliveries throughout its community of branded filling stations as some are hit by the nationwide scarcity of HGV and tanker drivers.
The corporate informed Sky Information that “tens” of its 1,200-strong forecourts have been experiencing shortages because of delays and it could guarantee they acquired re-stocked first.
It’s understood there is no such thing as a query of rationing as a BP supply mentioned it implied a scarcity of diesel and petrol and that was not the case as shares have been plentiful.
BP mentioned: “We’re experiencing gasoline provide points at a few of our retail websites within the UK and sadly have due to this fact seen a handful of web sites quickly shut because of an absence of each unleaded and diesel grades.
“These have been attributable to delays within the provide chain, which has been impacted by industry-wide driver shortages throughout the UK and we’re working onerous to deal with this concern.
“We proceed to work with our haulier provider to minimise disruption and to make sure environment friendly and efficient deliveries to serve our clients.
“We apologise for any inconvenience triggered.”
The gasoline supply woes mark one other entrance within the struggle towards provide chain disruption attributable to the nationwide scarcity of certified HGV and tanker drivers.
It has shaped a part of the UK’s rising inflation drawback as pay rises – to draw extra drivers – add to surging payments from stiff competitors for the swift supply of products.
BP is known to have expressed considerations