January 16, 2022

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Fuel shortages continue in the UK, with 200 soldiers suspended as of Monday

The British army must be prepared to face England Fuel supply problems. It was announced on Friday 1 that about 200 soldiers will finally be hired, as of Monday, to ensure the supply of fuel to service stations.There is Government of October.

“Nearly 200 soldiers, including 100 drivers, will be suspended from Monday to provide temporary support as part of the government’s move to reduce pressure on service stations and respond to the lack of lorry drivers.”, The official press release said. For this these players are currently completing training.

The government has also said it will immediately allow 300 foreign tanker drivers to work in the UK until the end of March 2022, as part of the issuance of thousands of temporary work visas to free up supply chains.

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Since last week, long queues have formed in front of service stations, facing supply problems due to a shortage of truck drivers (100,000 according to experts). In some places they got into an argument at the end of an argument between motorists.

Signs of improvement at gas stations

According to the administrator, “Fuel demand confirmed for the week”, Though “There are still difficulties in some parts of the country”.

The Petrol Retailers Association, which represents 65% of UK service stations, also saw signs of improvement but felt they existed. “Very slowly”, 26% of stations still run out of fuel.

The government has repeatedly said there is no shortage of fuel in the UK, but the shortage is due to the exceptional demand for purchases from consumers, such as toilet paper or certain food items. Govt early -19 epidemic.

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“Thanks to the industry’s tremendous efforts over the past week, we are seeing continued signs that the situation at the pumps is slowly improving., Said Institutional Minister Quasi Quarteng. It is important to emphasize that there is no national fuel shortage in the UK and that people should continue to buy fuel normally. The sooner we return to our regular shopping habits the sooner we can return to normal. “

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Brexit, an additional “factor” in the shortage

This exceptional situation is the latest result of the labor shortage caused by the epidemic and Brexit – the government acknowledges that this is a factor “Extras” -, distribution problems can also affect supermarket shelves, fast food chains and liquor stores.

In an effort to address the shortage of truck drivers and staff at poultry farms and to counter the fear of empty shelves at Christmas, the government on Saturday revised its immigration policy to provide 10,500 temporary jobs. Visa for a few months.

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This temporarily exempted the fuel supply sector from competition rules to allow it to prioritize the most affected areas.

World with AFP