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RAC - fuel delivery situation improving, but not right across the country

Commenting on the current fuel delivery situation, RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said:

“While the fuel delivery situation continues to improve in many areas, that’s sadly not the case right across the country. In particular, those drivers that rely on independent forecourts - especially where there aren’t any supermarkets selling fuel - may still be struggling to fill up or be faced with queues.

“Sadly, smaller petrol stations appear to have been hit particularly hard by so many people refuelling over the weekend and draining their stocks. As their supply chains aren’t as robust as the larger retailers’ many are still struggling to get the deliveries they so desperately need. We know that while these independents don’t sell as much fuel as the supermarkets and oil-company run forecourts, they are still very important to drivers.

“RAC data confirms that nationally things are improving, but are not yet back to normal. Yesterday our patrols still dealt with nearly five times the number of out-of-fuel breakdowns that they would typically attend. In contrast, on Monday when the problem was at its worst they attended 13 times more than on a normal day.”

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