UK drivers. An immediate warning has been issued for keeping a jerry can filled with petrol in his car.
The warning comes as drivers have taken out jerry cans to fill cans and, in some cases, water bottles, amid an ongoing fuel crisis that has seen queues on forks across the country.
Many firms have had to issue notices stating that they have run out of fuel because drivers are struggling to refuel. Buying and selling of petrol and diesel.
The companies said they hoped demand would return to normal in the coming days.
Safety warnings for drivers during the UK’s fuel crisis
A retired firefighter shared a warning with motorcyclists about the panic-buying scenes above and below the country.
Former London Fire Brigade Commander Steve Dodney has warned on social media about the dangers of carrying fuel in your car boot.
Steve, who now works as a fire and resilience consultant, said: “This is a picture of an event I attended 12 years ago.
The driver filled some petrol containers and put them in the boat.
“The fleeing gasoline fever was found in his car from an ignition source, this was the result. Panic buyers beware !!”
He added: “He was still alive but badly burned when I arrived, from the plane to the Burns unit. I never heard he survived.”
This is a picture of the event I attended 12 years ago. The driver had filled some petrol containers and put them in the boat. The fleeing petrol fever was found in the ignition source in his car, this was the result. Beware of nervous buyers !! # PetrolPank # Buying pancakes pic.twitter.com/Q4RoJjgJ1C.
– Steve Dudini (stevedude68) September 25, 2021
The fuel industry issues a statement to UK drivers amid the ongoing fuel crisis.
In a joint statement issued by UK firms including BP, Shell and ESO, industry experts said demand would return to normal “in the coming days”.
It says: “The UK’s refineries and terminals have plenty of fuel, and as an industry we are working with the government to ensure that fuel is available at stations across the country. To ensure the supply of
“As many cars now carry more fuel than usual, we expect demand to return to normal in the coming days, easing the pressure on fuel station forkcourts.
“We will encourage everyone to buy fuel as they normally would.
“We are extremely grateful to all the forecourt staff and HGV drivers who have worked tirelessly to maintain supply in the meantime.”