Portsmouth petrol: Live updates petrol panic buying at BP, Shell and T…

The incident happened at Shell, in Hilsea, as two van drivers clashed on Saturday morning.

Yesterday the BP Petrol stations in Park Lane, Bedhampton and Havant Road, Emsworth, have run out of fuel and had to close their forecourts – and now the pumps at the BP in Eastern Road, Portsmouth, have also shut along with the site in West Street, Portchester.

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It comes as transport secretary Grant Shapps yesterday urged motorists not to ‘panic buy’ fuel.

Mr Shapps said: ‘I’ll move heaven and Earth to do anything that’s required to make sure that lorries carry on moving our goods and sets and petrol around the country.’

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Queues at Rowlands Castle shell garage. The queues are going past Staunton Arms Harvester. Picture: Hollie Busby

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Last updated: Saturday, 25 September, 2021, 10:40

  • Four BP stations have run out of fuel at one point today
  • Drivers warned not to ‘panic buy’

Tesco Fratton one-way system

Tesco Fratton has put in a one-way system around the car park.

The queue for fuel is winding up and down the parking lanes, and there’s a worker there directing the traffic for shoppers needing groceries or fuel

Saturday – need continues

We’re covering the petrol queues live again on Saturday – stay here for the latest updates

need is continuing in Portsmouth – with queues shown here at Shell in Hilsea, where a fight broke out earlier this morning

Portsmouth drivers at Shell garage show frustration over ‘panicking’

Drivers in Hilsea have expressed their exasperation as motorists rush to buy fuel amid a panic over supply shortages.

Hundreds of people have been queueing all day to fill up at the Shell outlet in London Road, as garages across the area struggle to cope with soaring need and dwindling fuel.

Now drivers stuck on the forecourt in Hilsea have told The News people need to stop panicking.

BP warned situation was ‘bad, very bad’, a week ago

At a meeting a week ago, BP reportedly told the Government that the company was struggling to get fuel to its forecourts.

Its head of UK retail Hanna Hofer described the situation as “bad, very bad”, according to a report by ITV News.

BP had “two-thirds of normal forecourt stock levels required for smooth operations”, she said, adding that the level is “declining rapidly”.

chief Minster allegedly requested ‘emergency’ food from Brazil

Brazil’s president has said Boris Johnson requested an “emergency” deal to import a food product facing shortages in England.

Jair Bolsonaro did not state what the product was, but the alleged plea came as the chief Minister faced warnings over the possible shortages of turkeys this Christmas.

Downing Street said it had a different recollection of the right-wing populist’s account of the conversation, but did not comment further.

Brazil is a major exporter and producer of turkey meat, one of the products which it is feared could be lacking on shelves in the coming months as markets strain under a series of issues.

Drone footage shows vehicles snaking back from Shell garage in Portsmouth

Queues at the Shell petrol stop in Eastern Road, Portsmouth. Picture: Marcin Jedrysiak

State of the BP petrol stations around the area

Brockhurst Road, Gosport – open and has petrol

Broom Way , Leigh-on-the-Solent – open, has normal petrol, no super unleaded

West Street, Portchester, Fareham – open but petrol has sold out

Northern Road, Cosham – open, has petrol but no diesel

Elettra method, Waterlooville – open, has petrol and diesel

Commercial Road, Portsmouth – Open but petrol sold out

Panic buying traffic has reached Wickham

Shell in Wickham
Shell in Wickham

Queues for the Sainsbury’s petrol stop in Broadcut, Fareham, stretch for more than 100 yards up to the roundabout with the Wickham Road in one direction, and along the A32 towards the Delme roundabout in another.

Drone footage captures the extent of the queues in Farlington

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