THE Army has begun driving tankers to deliver petrol – despite the fuel crisis in the South East being blasted as “absolutely horrendous” by experts.
Countless pumps are still running on empty nation-wide, with the fuel crisis a serious issue in London and the South East, according to the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA).
Now, nearly 200 soldiers are delivering fuel in a bid to end the crisis after going through a crash HGV course.
Military tanker drivers have been undertaking training at haulier sites and have been deployed to deliver fuel to forecourts across the country to help relieve the situation, which the Government insists is stabilising.
However some supermarkets are operating as normal. Sainsbury’s has said it is not currently experiencing any issues at its petrol stations, of which there are around 300.
A spokesperson said: “We’re closely monitoring the situation and working closely with our supplier to maintain fuel supply.”
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