October 25, 2021

Welsh blasts ‘crazy’ English motorists as they enter Wales to store fuel

Welsh drivers have blown up “crazy” English hoarders who are jumping across the border into Wales to fill their gas tanks.

Ben Whitaker “couldn’t believe his eyes” when he saw a panic-stricken family filling a jerry can with gas in his hometown of Langland, Wales yesterday.

Welsh drivers have exploded. "Crazy" English storage.

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Welsh drivers have blown up “crazy” English hoarders.Credit: Provided
Ben Whitaker "Couldn't believe my eyes." When he saw people refueling.

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Ben Whitaker “couldn’t believe his eyes” when he saw people burning fuel.Credit: Provided

They blame English drivers, such as top-ups in rural fork courts such as Chester or Shrivastava, because the pump chaos continues because of a shortage of stockpilers and HGV drivers.

Among the “crazy” hoarders, Ben saw a family filling a can of gasoline with a small child, before carrying it in their semen that had passed down the street.

Ben told the Sun: “I went out this morning to see my son and there are people with jerry cans.

“They must be coming in from the city. It’s crazy.

“I just couldn’t believe my eyes. Something happened on the morning news, and in an hour the whole country is just going crazy.”

He fears that Wales’ border towns will run out of fuel.

And he is not the only Welsh driver to blame English hoarders.

A Welsh petrol station worker said he was approached by a customer who wanted to go to the country only for a top-up.

He wrote on Twitter: “Where is the logic in this?

“Calling from Birmingham to see if there’s fuel in Machinelith. It’s crazy.

“It looks like they were thinking of going to Wales for fuel so they wouldn’t run out.”

Others noted the sharp differences between Wales and England.

“I couldn’t believe my eyes.”

One driver said: “If it makes you feel better, I came home from Mid Wales and the petrol stations in Llanidloes and Caersws looked perfectly normal.

“It seems like it’s only in England where the idiots live. They or the Mid Wales are so sparsely populated that there aren’t enough people to drive the station dry.”

Katie added: “Just come back from West Wales. There weren’t many petrol stations there this weekend.

“We haven’t seen panic buying until we entered England, but I’m sure it could change.”

Nerra wrote: “I am in Wales and at least there is no sign of queues for petrol near me.

“Looking at the queues in England feels real.”

Jerry Kane’s sales rose 1,656% over the weekend as the UK stocked up on fuel, the Halford Motor Store revealed.

Up to 90 per cent of all service stations outside motorways are dry as the British race to fill their motorbikes and the Prime Minister has been urged to “work now” to avoid an even worse chaos.

Fights broke out on the petrol station premises as frustrated drivers lined up at the pumps to fight – in shocking scenes.

Yesterday, the footage showed the shocking moment when a driver pulled a “knife” on a motorcycle, before “queuing for petrol”.

The man, who has a knife in his right hand, was filmed driving through a car window outside a petrol station in Wellington, south-east London.

A Welsh petrol station worker was contacted who wanted a customer to go to the country just to top up.

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A Welsh petrol station worker was contacted who wanted a customer to go to the country just to top up.

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Other Welsh drivers took to Twitter to express their frustration.

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Other Welsh drivers took to Twitter to express their frustration.
There is a long tailback in the Tesco garage in Lewisham.

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There is a long tailback in the Tesco garage in Lewisham.Credit: Getty
Large queues can be seen at a petrol station near Sunbury on Thames.

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Large queues can be seen at a petrol station near Sunbury on Thames.Credit: LNP

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