UK fuel crisis: Texaco, others impose £30 purchase limit to ensure access

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BP, Shell, Texaco have all moved to change rules on filling up petrol amid fuel queues the Kingdom.

According to the Birmingham Mail, filling stations belonging to the three giants have been forced to bring a £30 limit for drivers as people continue to panic buy fuel.

The petrol companies issued statements urging people to stay calm and not fill up more than they need.

EG Group, which runs around 400 fuel stops under the BP, Esso and Texaco brands, has imposed a limit of £30 per fill-up to ensure customers “have a fair chance to refuel.”

PRA chairman Brian Madderson, who described the purchasing rate as “frenzied,” told the BBC that the forecourt closures and depleted pumps were down to “panic buying, pure and simple.”

British Retail Consortium director, Andrew Opie, said that the truck driver shortage meant “we won’t be able to all the products on to the shelves that we would have liked to.”

Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said, “While there has always been and continues to be plenty of fuel at refineries and terminals, we are aware that there have been some issues with supply chains.

“This is why we will enact the protocol to ensure industry share vital information and together more effectively to ensure disruption is minimised.”