BP temporarily shuts some petrol stations due to supply issues
BP said on Thursday that it has had to close some of its petrol stations due to fuel supply issues.
A spokesperson for the company told Sharecast: "We are experiencing some fuel supply issues at some of our retail sites in the UK and unfortunately have therefore seen a handful of sites temporarily close due to a lack of both unleaded and diesel grades.
"These have been caused by some delays in the supply chain which has been impacted by the industry-wide driver shortages across the UK and there are many actions being taken to address the issue.
"We continue to work with our haulier supplier to minimise any future disruption and to ensure efficient and effective deliveries to serve our customers. We are prioritising deliveries to ,motorway service areas, major trunk roads and sites with largest demand and seeking to minimise the duration of stock outs."
According to ITV, BP’s head of UK Retail, Hanna Hofer, said at a meeting organised by the Cabinet Office last Thursday that it was important for the government to understand the "urgency of the situation", which she described as "bad, very bad".