The federal government is anticipated to mobilise the military as a precaution amid the continuing queues at petrol stations across the nation, in line with a Whitehall supply.
Petrol retailers had been hoping for a return to regular after motorists drained pumps over the weekend.
However there was little signal of the panic-buying diminishing on Monday, with customers apparently ignoring pleas to cease.
Earlier a joint statement from BP, Shell UK, Esso Petroleum/ExxonMobil, Wincanton, Certas Vitality UK, Hoyer Petrolog UK, Greenergy, Fuels Transport & Logistics, Downstream Gas and Suckling Transport urged drivers to purchase gas as they usually would.
They stated: “There may be loads of gas at UK refineries and terminals, and as an business we’re working intently with the federal government to assist guarantee gas is obtainable to be delivered to stations throughout the nation.
“As many vehicles at the moment are holding extra gas than normal, we count on that demand will return to its regular ranges within the coming days, easing pressures on gas station forecourts. We’d encourage everybody to purchase gas as they normally would.
“We stay enormously grateful to all forecourt workers and HGV drivers for working tirelessly to take care of provides throughout this time.”