Fuel strike: pumps go dry as ministers provoke a panic
James Kirkup, and James Hall
Some filling stations ran out and others began rationing petrol and diesel after ministers’ warnings of a major disruption to fuel supplies.
Tanker drivers from the Unite trade union have voted for industrial action, raising the prospect of a strike that could affect supplies to 90 per cent of fuel stations.
No date has been set for a strike, but ministers suggested that action could begin as soon as next week, disrupting the Easter weekend.
Francis Maude, the Cabinet Office minister, urged motorists to consider storing petrol at home.
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"Fuel strike: pumps go dry as ministers provoke a panic", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2012. Consulté le 08/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/fuel-strike-pumps-go-dry-as-ministers-provoke-a-panic