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  • #186293
    Nike19
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    What’s been highlighted is ways of producing energy here in this country.

    I just think the way changes made by the government on a lot of matters have all at once been thrown at us and no plans in return transparent.

    It makes the whole Brexit deal so far look a complete shambles.

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    #186294
    nine nine nine
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    Nil,

    Or?

    “Throughout the petrol supply crisis, deliveries to filling stations barely fell as massive levels of panic buying were the leading cause of fuel shortages, i analysis of fuel data reveals.

    In the run-up to the fuel shortage, deliveries did fall in England although only marginally. At the start of September, fuel deliveries fell by around 200 litres per filling station on average.

    While this may sound like a lot, just months before, fuel deliveries had fallen by considerably larger amounts. An abrupt uptick in demand for fuel at the start of September, coinciding with the slight drop in deliveries, created a slight mismatch between supply and demand.

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    This mismatch barely registers when comparing supply and demand earlier in the year, when far larger mismatches occurred.

    However, as more people became aware of the shortage, panic-buying of fuel increased rapidly. Just several weeks after the initial fall in supply, sales of petrol skyrocketed.

    By the 20 September, a Monday, panic-buying across England started to increase, with sales increasing by a third on that day alone.

    On the following Friday, sales increased by almost 80 per cent. Deliveries of fuel were unable to keep pace with the massive increase in demand, accelerating the crisis.

    Only two weeks after the initial round of panic buying, the demand for fuel had already started to abate and stock levels have begun to rise across the UK.

    As of the start of this week, fuel stock levels in Scotland were almost at their pre-pandemic levels, rising to around 35 per cent with Wales not far behind at around 30 per cent full.

    Typically, fuel stations operate at around 45 to 50 per cent of capacity. England has lagged slightly behind the other nations, with the average filling station being around a quarter full, although stock levels are rising quickly across all nations.

    In England, stocks have recovered far faster in the north than anywhere else, where the average filling station is now around a third fuel only just below pre-fuel crisis levels. In the Midlands and the south of England, the recovery has been substantially slower.

    Particularly in the south, where stock levels were only barely above 20 per cent at the start of this week, around half of the levels before the supply crisis occurred.”

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    #186317
    Brian blue
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    Good analysis Nine. I do think that petrol stations will be keen to lift there stock levels now knowing they have a healthy price rise/profit. The sun always shines on somebody…never the motorist though!!

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    #186346
    Nike19
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    It seems to be one particular city or ‘continent’ that’s experiencing these struggles and the media highlight this and blanket everybody else.

    I went into my local Asda yesterday and there was Handwash available, lots of it. Over a year ago, people were buying relentless like there was no tomorrow.

    It’s crazy. Supplies will reproduce. It’s the time and transportation as with the fuel where I drove past and saw nobody queuing up irrespective of availability.

    I think this must be a ‘London thing’!

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    #186541
    Nike19
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    Maybe a slight naughtiness of exaggeration, but the station I’ve been driving past, it’s now practically empty – hahaha πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰ Plenty of fuel πŸ™‚

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    #186773
    nine nine nine
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    Filled up today no problems supplies seem plentiful in Sunny Somerset.

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    #186774
    Brian blue
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    Nil…they got what they wanted….panic and a price rise

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    #187326
    nine nine nine
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    Petrol hits 142.94 per litre.

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    #187449
    Brian blue
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    Nine…Four letter word again…..GREED

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    #187452
    steveosnakeeye
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    That’s 5 letters Brian 😁

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    #187456
    steveosnakeeye
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    Insulate Britain protester being interviewed this morning….. the government are not protecting its citizens, climate change will cause crop failure and that means there will be stabbings and murders 🀣🀣

    Quid pro quo 🀣

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    #187458
    D1rtyH4rry
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    Talk Radio host claiming you can grow concrete in interview with Insulate Britain. They really aren’t the issue when you have brain dead pricks like that with a national platform.

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    #187459
    Brian blue
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    Steve…you are right…I cannot count now, must start my tables again!!!

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    #187461
    Rover
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    Petrol price is insane, they not worried if people can’t afford it but I wonder what they going to do with the onset of electric cars, it’s happening. Electricity probably is going to go over the roof. World’s in a real mess.

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    #187465
    Mikus
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    I can’t see the 2030 deadline being met to stop the sale of any new petrol cars. These measures are frenzied and panicked and as usual the poor will suffer the most. We’d have been far better investing in the local railways again and getting people out of cars that way. It’s also a more sociable way to travel vs everyone sitting in their own angry bubble in their cars.

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    #187468
    Rover
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    If only it was safe trains would be great, however that’s another breeding ground for crime nowadays

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    #187471
    Brian blue
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    I am all for public transport, our village does not have one bus operating to anywhere now. Before they price people out of there cars they need to put in a service at a schedule people can use for work/school and shopping.
    cart before horse principle never applied to any Govt thinking. Electric cars will be significantly more expensive to produce, buy and run. precious metals will all be used up for Battery consumption, Electric companies will rip us off again. I see no gains. Emission level on cars can be reduced, it is not rocket science The car makers need to stop making cars that do over 100mph or speed limit…..what is the point?

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