Boris Johnson expressed confidence the crisis was “decreasing” and said the military was being stationed as a “precaution”.
For the first time, army tanker drivers deliver stocks to petrol stations which hit by the fuel crisis. About 200 military personnel are being stationed in Operation Escalin. However, ministers are declaring the situation at the pumps is easing.
Military tanker drivers be helped to ease fuel crisis
The troops who involve members of the 3rd Logistic Support Regiment originally focused in London and the South East. That’s the location where the worst lacks remain. They also have been practising with the petroleum industry logistics company Hoyers in Thurrock in Essex.
Criticism exploded for ministers about fuel crisis
Criticism exploded for ministers not sending them out earlier after a surge of panic buying. However, the Government used its supply tanker fleet last week in attempts.
A Government spokesman stated that they were working closely with the industry to maintain improve fuel stocks. Then, there are signs of growth in average forecourt stocks across the UK with demand proceeding to secure.
Operation Escalin was basically picked up in preparation for possible fuel shortages. It is following Britain’s final withdrawal from the EU single demand at the start of the year.
PRA comments about fuel crisis
The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) has greeted the deployment of the military, although it has implied it will only have an insufficient impact.
PRA chairman Brian Madderson said while the crisis was “practically over” in Scotland, the North and the Midlands, more than one-in-five filling stations in London and the South East were no fuel.
Boris Johnson expressed confidence the crisis was “decreasing” and said the military was being stationed as a “precaution”. The Prime Minister repeatedly declined to rule out deficits in the wider economy in the run-up to Christmas.