The transport crisis derived from Brexit continues to affect the United Kingdom at all levels. The last sector hit by the shortage, that of fuels, has seen today how BP has had to close several service stations throughout the country, although what has really disturbed the company is that they will have to reduce 90 % Supply that many others receive that will continue open. In spite of everything, the government, through its transport minister, Grant Shapps, has given importance to the crisis and has asked British not to panic because "refineries have a large amount of oil".
Of course, at the same time that it has tried to minimize the situation, it has also put on the table the possibility of the army who covers the supply problems if you reach a worse scenario. Since brexit was consummated on January 1, this year, the United Kingdom is having supply problems for the bad working conditions of the carriers and the difficulties they have to cross the border when they come from other parts of Europe. Right now, it is estimated that the country needs around 100,000 new drivers if you want to solve distribution problems.
According to the ITV chain, Hanna Hofer, responsible for BP retail, he already told the government last week that the situation was "bad, very, very bad," warning them that they only had "two thirds" of The normal reserves and that these were running out quickly. And they are not the only ones: some gas stations of Tesco and Esso have also announced similar problems.
All this has already been translated in that this morning there have been long rows of vehicles at the service stations. "I've gone at 6:45 in the morning to gasol to the car, as usual, and I've had to wait 30 minutes just to get to the supplier," a man on Twitter recognized, where many other users have been released To share videos of the jams that were being formed at the entry of these establishments throughout the country.
In spite of everything, from the Government they continue to insist that the subject is being magnified, since only five of the "1,200 or 1,300 service stations that BP has had to close. "There are others who are not saying they have no problem, it is a very concrete theme that only affects a handful of sites," the Minister of Transportation defended this morning in the BBC. From BP, however, they argue that the problem is not so much in the number of closed service stations, but that they will have to reduce the supply by 10% to each and each one of those that remain open to manage fuel reserves What do you have left?Updated Date: 24 September 2021, 10:43