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Started by: tomplum (7875) 

panic buying petrol at Sainsburys, It does't take much to get folks filling the tank up,

Started: 24th Sep 2021 at 15:24

Posted by: nanajacqui (3859) 

Tesco same today only petrol no diesel

Replied: 24th Sep 2021 at 15:37

Posted by: PeterP (8829)

Asda Golborne queueing onto the main road

Replied: 24th Sep 2021 at 15:49

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4143) 

I have just got back from a trip to Sainsburys ,all i wanted to do was top up my car for i am going to ESSEX in the morning to see my daughter and grand/children which will be a first for at least several month's or more . I live around Carr Lane area,it took me over one and three quarter hours to get to the damn pump on the forecourt , i have not seen such queues since the petrol shortages of the 70 s .. Why Are people so gullible ????? they have been told there is no actual petrol shortage ,,, just that some garages are short due to a shortage of their HGV Driver's . Plus when you think about it in the day's when we used to have plenty of small garage outlet's there was no problem ,but today those garages have gone ,and we have to depend on the giants of the supermarkets which are few in comparison .so back home slipper's on ,coffee in hand sod the rest ........GB

Replied: 24th Sep 2021 at 15:56

Posted by: PeterP (8829)

Asda Golborne run out of fuel at 5-00pm new supply tomorrow

Replied: 24th Sep 2021 at 21:15

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8038)

Replied: 24th Sep 2021 at 21:34

Posted by: tomplum (7875) 

Replied: 24th Sep 2021 at 21:39

Posted by: WN1 Standisher (346)

Have a chill night GB and a safe journey to Essex mate. Take care, WN1

Replied: 24th Sep 2021 at 22:22

Posted by: tonker (24051) 

" Why Are people so gullible ????? they have been told there is no actual petrol shortage ,,, just that some garages are short due to a shortage of their HGV Driver's"

Think about it ......

Last month there was no shortage of fuel, at any station,anywhere.
It follows then that, last month, there was no shortage of tanker drivers.
This month, there's a shortange of fuel because there's not enough lorry drivers.

'Lorry' drivers don't drive tankers.
Tanker drivers do drive tankers.
Where have they all gone, in one month?

And everybody believes the media.

People? Gullible? Indeed they are, GB!

Replied: 24th Sep 2021 at 22:34
Last edited by tonker: 24th Sep 2021 at 22:34:29

Posted by: PeterP (8829)

We have managed throughout the pandemic and soon has the restrictions are lifted we have no fuel no gas no food no xmas presents no xmas trees no Co2 no timber the list is endless. The media create half of the problems like in the case of the petrol if you read the story headlines there is a shortage throughout the country but when you read the story it is a hand full of petrol stations which were closed due to lack of deliveries

Replied: 25th Sep 2021 at 07:52

Posted by: kathpressey (5347) 

it doesn't help when all I've seen on this morning's news is queues at garages even at 4a.m.

Replied: 25th Sep 2021 at 08:43

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8038)

It is the media's fault, they are winding everybody up all the time, getting them going about this and that, and tuther, what happens now is that everyone ends up wit a full fuel tank, and the garages end up with full stocks of fuel, and then this time next week the garages will be paying their staff for doing nothing, because nobody will be buying any fuel, it is stupid.

Replied: 25th Sep 2021 at 11:34

Posted by: tomplum (7875) 

I can tell yooo are wound up Tommy Tee because yoo spelt stooopid correctly ,

Replied: 25th Sep 2021 at 11:49

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8038)

Wot eva

Replied: 25th Sep 2021 at 12:19

Posted by: peter g (2840) 

As soon as a politician says the magic words on telly "No need to panic buy" That's It the country goes wild. Pillocks.

Replied: 25th Sep 2021 at 12:29

Posted by: tomplum (7875) 

Good news is, there is no possible shortage of used Dingy's in the near future,

Replied: 25th Sep 2021 at 12:47

Posted by: Stardelta (8526)

"It is the media's fault, they are winding everybody up all the time"

I disagree......it is the fault of those who allow the media to wind them up all the time

Replied: 25th Sep 2021 at 13:44

Posted by: tonker (24051) 

Tom, two mates in Spain arrived last week, they'd come over from Oxford in Robbie's van, using the Portsmouth to Santander ferry.
They'd brought a "used dinghy" with them, complete with small outboard engine, for using on the river.

They got pulled over,on arrival at Santander, and were charged €270 "import duty" on the dinghy.

I asked them, "did you get it cheap off a group of blackies at a motorway services near the south coast" ?

Anyroadup, it's just been on t'telly, Shell, Esso and BP have announced fuel shortages and have blamed it on panic buyers. "It's going out faster than it's being delivered to us. Due to the shortage of lorry drivers". "The UK needs 90,000 hgv drivers to meet demands"!

Well, there's just over 1,500 petrol and diesel delivery tankers registered in the UK. There's more now than there's ever been but the same now as there's been in the last two years.
They've managed quite well over the last few years but now they want 90,000 extra drivers, for 1,500 tankers? That's 60 drivers per tanker!

Replied: 25th Sep 2021 at 14:41

Posted by: whups (6930) 

pretty obvious your not watching the media 1stroke as they are telling everyone NOT TO PANIC BUY ? .

Replied: 25th Sep 2021 at 14:56

Posted by: tomplum (7875) 

telling people NOT TO PANIC BUY, has the opposite effect, is what Tommy tee said,

Replied: 25th Sep 2021 at 16:50

Posted by: tonker (24051) 
Posted by: Platty (532)

Tonks: your 60 drivers per tanker should be directed to BP. Good one.

Replied: 25th Sep 2021 at 19:47

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8038)

Stardelta said:

"I disagree......it is the fault of those who allow the media to wind them up all the time"

So it is alright for the media to 'Scaremonger' ?

Replied: 26th Sep 2021 at 12:11

Posted by: whups (6930) 

is it alright for you to SCAREMONGER ? .

Replied: 26th Sep 2021 at 13:08

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8038)

Whupsy

When have I SCAREMONGERED ?

Replied: 26th Sep 2021 at 13:46

Posted by: whups (6930) 

everytime you come on here especialy any brexit issue .

Replied: 26th Sep 2021 at 15:32

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8038)

Poppycock !!!!

Replied: 26th Sep 2021 at 19:33

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8038)

Replied: 26th Sep 2021 at 19:33

Posted by: whups (6930) 

poppycock to you too . and open up your eyes .

Replied: 26th Sep 2021 at 23:52

Posted by: Anne (4021) 

Been to the dentist in Billinge earlier this morning, dentist is next to Shell fuel garage. Left home early expecting to meet silly queues, nothing. Came out of dentist, huge tanker filling fuel storage up.

Replied: 27th Sep 2021 at 10:56

Posted by: bentlegs (4682)

The garage just past Saisbury,s was allowing £20 worth last night.

Replied: 27th Sep 2021 at 13:33

Posted by: PeterP (8829)

I was told some drivers just topping their tanks up with £2 to £3 of petrol, I bet they have used nearly that much to get to the pumps. I have done nearly 200 miles on a third of a tank of petrol so I will not be filling up this week

Replied: 27th Sep 2021 at 13:43

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4143) 

Thank you very much ,,((WN1 Standisher )) Turned out 10.00 am Sunday Morning and drove very slowly ( for me ) average 65 ---70 MPH ,Traffic was unusually busy thro the toll at Brum ,nice and sunny all way down arrived safe at Daughter's & G/Children's ,,I noticed on a service station on m/way petrol was ,,(,are you ready for this)) £ 1..69 pence per litre up 30 odd pence from Wigan area ,, (( Robbin Gits ))Thus far the situation is the same down here with garages closed run out of diesel & petrol hope to get filled up fro Saturday's return trip home , Come down also to help G/SON move some of his gear back up to LANCASTER UNIVERSITY that was another reason for the trip otherwise would have been back home so thanks again STAY SAFE ALL !! GB

Replied: 27th Sep 2021 at 15:30

Posted by: tonker (24051) 

On Saturday afternoon, I went to Tesco's, in Haydock, to get diesel in my work car for the week.

No queue, no limit, no shortage, no problem !

Replied: 27th Sep 2021 at 18:05

Posted by: ena malcup (170)

You have to hand it to them:

What a clever way of putting the price up!

Folk aint going to go elsewhere: they'll buy their petrol where they can get it.

Replied: 27th Sep 2021 at 18:52

Posted by: grimshaw (2948) 

I live not far from two of the largest oil refineries in the country who between them supply a decent proportion of the countries needs .

Plenty of fuel so i am told by someone who would know .
The public are so gullible in believing propaganda eminating from the media .
Look at the lies the brexiteers spewed out and got away with .

Replied: 27th Sep 2021 at 19:02

Posted by: tonker (24051) 

An hour ago, I drove past Tesco's, in Haydock. There was two cars at the pumps, filling up!

Replied: 27th Sep 2021 at 22:25

Posted by: tomplum (7875) 

someone is speaking with forked tongue,
If as they say, " there is no shortage of fuel and we have tanker drivers"!

why is Sainsburys still no fuel ? They have been dry a Week tomorrow,

summut not reet,

Replied: 30th Sep 2021 at 10:00

Posted by: tonker (24051) 

Last night, about 8 pm., on my way home, I called at Asda's, on the East Lancs. in Haydock, for some milk.
There was about 4 cars putting fuel in. No queue there and plenty fuel.

Replied: 30th Sep 2021 at 10:07

Posted by: Stardelta (8526)

Anyone else noticed?
Nothing in the media this morning over the perceived fuel shortage?

Someone has had a word

Replied: 30th Sep 2021 at 10:18

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8038)

Mr Plum

I was at Sainsburys last week on Friday morning, just as the petrol panic buying was starting, I was picking up a parcel up from Argos in Sainsburys, and the store was dead, but the petrol station was busy, and I myself and me, plus a few cars in front and behind, had difficulty exiting the store car park, because of traffic blocking the road as they waited to get on to the petrol station, so if as yoo say it has been dry since last Friday, it has not had a drink, it has been tee total.

I would put it down to Sainsburys closing yon petrol station, so has to stop the road being blocked, so as to keep their own overpriced, crappy store in business, plus McDonalds, Iceland Food Warehouse, and the B&M store, all of which rely on that single car park entrance, which is adjacent to the Sainsburys petrol station

Replied: 30th Sep 2021 at 10:19

Posted by: tomplum (7875) 

It makes sense that Tommy Tee, If yooo remember the MacBleedingDonalds buy one get one free a few years ago, that caused a similar road block, Wigans team of forward thinking planners, could't plan a pizz up in the cow shed,

Replied: 30th Sep 2021 at 10:47

Posted by: Stardelta (8526)

How many filling stations are there within 2 miles of Sainsbury’s Tom?

They will be sending their fuel somewhere where it is REALLY needed.

Replied: 30th Sep 2021 at 10:51

Posted by: tomplum (7875) 

If you think Sainsburys run business thinking of others you are very naive , Its a ME ME ME world we live in and the stampeding fuel buyers are proving that, It could be an access thing as Sainsburys shop will have suffered losses or perhaps its a fuel crisis bigger than they are saying but, I'm sure as eggs are eggs, they are not doing BP or Shell any favours because out of ,good will to mankind,

Replied: 30th Sep 2021 at 11:01

Posted by: whups (6930) 

anyone come to fistycuffs yet ? .

Replied: 30th Sep 2021 at 11:42

Posted by: tomplum (7875) 

Everyone has a good reason why, Its more important for him/her to have fuel in the car, One big fat lady told the a news reporter,
" If I don't get petrol, I won't be able to feed my kids, we need the car to go through the MacDonalds drive through"

Replied: 30th Sep 2021 at 12:05

Posted by: basil brush (17164)

Shown someone filling a bin liner bag

Replied: 30th Sep 2021 at 12:14

Posted by: Stardelta (8526)

But Tom.
It’s not Sainsbury’s who decide if they get fuel it’s their suppliers who decide if they get fuel and they are prioritising remote locations. Not Marus Bridge that has about 4 filling stations within gobbling distance from your house.

Think of poor Mr Sledge and the many like him. The nearest filling station to his gaff is almost 20 miles.

Replied: 30th Sep 2021 at 13:17

Posted by: basil brush (17164)

I thought he went everywhere on his push iron

Replied: 30th Sep 2021 at 13:27

Posted by: Platty (532)

TTS: "...and I myself and me..." That's 3 of you, have you all got vehicles?

Replied: 30th Sep 2021 at 15:42

Posted by: tomplum (7875) 

Baz, I do go everywhere on my trusty steed, I've not bought any fuel since July when i went camping, So it don't matter to me but, I worry for others, I'm not a self self self person, They can gladly have my share and i hope they use it efficiently,
Nice bloke me tha knows Baz , Don't listen to your two pals,,

Replied: 30th Sep 2021 at 15:47

 

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