Panic buying fuel

Have you been an panic bought fuel today?

  • Yes

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • No

    Votes: 76 98.7%

  • Total voters
    77
  • Poll closed .

pauljames87

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I have just been speaking to our coalman and he is expecting a shortage of coal this winter! I've got my order in now.
It wouldn't surprise me at all tho tbh. Considering the cable with France that supplies electric had a fire and won't be fully operational until march they have had to turn on the mothballed coal power stations (increasing the wholesale price of electric from like 1.5p to 7p pkwh) and prob stealing a lot of the coal
 

Mudball

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I have just been speaking to our coalman and he is expecting a shortage of coal this winter! I've got my order in now.
If he can get it to India, then he will make a killing.. apparently power plants being shut down due to lack of coal.
 

Orikoru

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My most local station has sold out again (has diesel only remaining). I went to another nearby station though and got in straight away, no queues. However, as I said in random irritations, whoever was there before me only bought £6 worth of petrol so I guess people are still panicking. 🤦🏻‍♂️
 

Mudball

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Patch availability here too.. but madness seems to have subsided. So people seem to be working around it.
 
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Back to normal here. I guess the Brexit issues blamed for this have been solved in 10 days. :censored:
I doubt it. All that has happened is that the irregular/panic buying has stopped. The shortage of tanker and HGV drivers, that we all know about now, will not have been sorted in 10 days. Seems like some of the UKs JIT supply chains are not very resilient and, as a result of permanently operating close to tipping point, are subject to failure given relatively small changes in supply or demand.
 
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clubchamp98

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My most local station has sold out again (has diesel only remaining). I went to another nearby station though and got in straight away, no queues. However, as I said in random irritations, whoever was there before me only bought £6 worth of petrol so I guess people are still panicking. 🤦🏻‍♂️
Could be just a groundsman / gardener filling his Jerry for the mower!
Woman in front of us yesterday pulled up by the pump and didn’t get any fuel she just went into the shop for some milk.
There is a massive car park on the site ( Tesco )
A few people waiting behind us let her know what they thought.
 

Mudball

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Could be just a groundsman / gardener filling his Jerry for the mower!
Woman in front of us yesterday pulled up by the pump and didn’t get any fuel she just went into the shop for some milk.
There is a massive car park on the site ( Tesco )
A few people waiting behind us let her know what they thought.
Let me guess.. she driving a BMW or an Audi..
 

Mudball

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Our local counsellor sent this in response to lack of garden waste collection …



There is no green bin collection this week. Our reduced winter service plan is aiming for one more collection before Christmas, probably in November, one more in late January, prior to, fingers crossed, the service restarting properly late spring. We will be giving sufficient notice to residents when a collection will occur.

At the moment, a potential impact is whether there will be sufficient gritting drivers available this winter. If not, the green waste may be sacrificed to help out there. That's a logical thing to do as without gritted roads, we can't get any bins lorries (black, blue, green or food) out safely.

On a positive note, there are almost double digit trainees going through the intensive driving academy which does give us some confidence that next spring we'll get it back to normal.


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Hopefully it will all be fine soon
 

3offTheTee

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Our local counsellor sent this in response to lack of garden waste collection …



There is no green bin collection this week. Our reduced winter service plan is aiming for one more collection before Christmas, probably in November, one more in late January, prior to, fingers crossed, the service restarting properly late spring. We will be giving sufficient notice to residents when a collection will occur.

At the moment, a potential impact is whether there will be sufficient gritting drivers available this winter. If not, the green waste may be sacrificed to help out there. That's a logical thing to do as without gritted roads, we can't get any bins lorries (black, blue, green or food) out safely.

On a positive note, there are almost double digit trainees going through the intensive driving academy which does give us some confidence that next spring we'll get it back to normal.


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Hopefully it will all be fine soon
Starting late Spring which means to me around the beginning of June. Unless we have sub Artic climate until then your lawn should hve plenty of growth. Added to that there seems little logical thought
 
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