Shortage and lack of supply
Updated on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 – 17:01
The images illustrate the nervous climate in the country, where prices have skyrocketed and it is increasingly difficult to fill the deposit
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Tension in the UK over the fuel supply crisis continues to mount. The images recorded during the weekend of Britons literally punching their fists to get their vehicles refueled, was joined this Tuesday by that of a man threatening another with a knife at a gas station.
The images, captured in Welling, southeast of London, illustrate the climate of nervousness that reigns in the country right now, where gasoline prices have already exceeded their highest for eight years and where it is becoming increasingly common. harder to fill the tank.
In the video, which was posted on social networks, you can see how the attacker approaches the other driver’s window with the knife hidden in his right hand. Seeing her aggressiveness, the person inside the car refuses to roll down the window and tries to flee, at which point the man kicks her off with the door and the rear-view mirror on the driver’s side. “Our agents went to the scene of the events, but they did not find a trace of either of the two vehicles. There is no record of injuries nor has it been possible to identify any suspect,” acknowledged the London Metropolitan Police.
Yesterday, 90% of British gas stations assured, through the association that represents them, have stayed ‘dry’, Well, to the supply crisis that they already had before, a panic has been added that has triggered demand by more than 500%. Despite reports from the sector that the situation could get worse and that such high prices had not been reached since September 2013, the Government trusts that the situation will end up deflating on its own when people fill up their deposits. and lower nervousness.
From the RAC point out that there are service stations that are intentionally increasing the price either to make a profit or to prevent drivers from flooding their facilities, since traffic jams in the country’s main arteries can end up causing serious problems.
Among the images that this crisis is leaving, there is that of people who have slept in their cars waiting for the service stations to reopen in the morning, those who have wanted to carry fuel even in bottles of water or those who have made queue for more than four hours just to get fuel.
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