Army put on standby to ease fuel crisis in the UK


The British government has put the army on standby to help with the ongoing fuel crisis which has left almost half of the UK’s 8,000 fuel pumps dry for about four days.

Desperate motorists queued up at fuel pumps across Britain, prompting calls for the government to use emergency powers to give priority access to healthcare and other essential workers.

The government says a lack of tanker drivers to deliver fuel and unprecedented demand is behind the crisis.

The military drivers will receive specialized training before deploying if the crisis does not ease in the coming days.

Meanwhile, The Petrol Retailers Association in a statement said there were “early signs” the pressure on petrol stations was starting to ease,

The organization which represents nearly 5,500 of the UK’s 8,000 stations, said around 37% of its sites had run out of fuel.

“With regular restocks taking place, this percentage [of petrol stations with fuel] is likely to improve further over the next 24 hours,” it added in a statement.

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