DRIVERS are hit by a diesel shortage in parts of the UK.
These fuel shortages were caused by eco-mobs cutting off the supply of diesel to gas stations. Here’s everything you need to know.
Is there a shortage of diesel?
Climate eco mobs are Just Stop Oil and Extinction Rebellion Blocking of major gas stations across the country.
The controversial groups claim they are protesting the environmental impact of oil and gas.
They cut off fuel supplies to London and the South East of England.
Climate activists are demanding the government end all new UK oil and gas projects to halt the protests.
Retailers have reassured motorists that there is no reason to panic and buy diesel.
Drivers have been advised to continue to fill their tanks as usual if necessary.
When did the shortage start?
The protests at oil terminals began on April 1, 2022.
London, Southampton, Oxford and Birmingham were some of the locations affected.
On April 5, members of an eco-mob taped themselves to the street outside a Warwickshire oil terminal.
Protests continued over the weekend when a site in Erdington was blocked by environmentalists.
The blockades meant petrol and diesel en route to service stations either didn’t arrive or were delayed.
More than 400 activists have now been arrested for the protests.
How to search for diesel at gas stations near me
You can easily find a well-stocked petrol station near you with a quick Google search.
Drivers can use Google Maps to find a nearby station and check how busy they are.
Use confused.com’s online checkeryou can also find the cheapest diesel in your area.
On the site you can select the type of fuel you need and after entering your zip code you will be shown the cheapest petrol stations nearby.
Other filters allow you to see which stations are busiest to plan your trip.
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