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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 🙂 😉 Plenty of fuel 🙂

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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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