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LONDON and the South East are still seeing a shortage of fuel at forecourt pumps as the Army begins to deliver petrol across the UK.
The situation for fuel crisis in the South East has been blasted as “absolutely horrendous” by experts – as the Army begins driving tankers to deliver petrol.
Nearly 200 soldiers are delivering fuel in a bid to end the crisis after going through a crash HGV course.
And as panic buying begins to ease around the rest of the country, prices have reached an eight year high of £1.36 a litre as motorists continue to battle a fuel crisis.
Latest government figures show that a litre of fuel has now reached 136.1p a litre and 139.2p a litre for diesel.
Read our energy companies live blog for live updates on the crisis…
The drama started when Stephanie woke in the middle of the night with pain and knew her baby was coming.
She phoned the midwife who had been booked to deliver the baby at 8am but Stephanie told her she needed to come over now as Lucy was on her way.
Stephanie told the Chronicle Live: “We were going to the hospital with my partner driving, the midwife in the front and me on all fours in the back of our pick-up. There’s no gas and air in the back of a truck.
A MUM gave birth “in seconds” on the back of a pick-up truck at a petrol forecourt as she was being rushed to hospital.
Stephanie Richardson, 29, delivered her third child Lucy Varley in the early hours of Friday morning at the Jet petrol station in Lanchester, County Durham.
Currently, large parts of the country are in the grip of fuel chaos with many petrol stations being forced to close as they await deliveries.
The mum, from Medomsley near Consett, had been due to be induced just four hours later but baby Lucy had other ideas and made an appearance in the back of a Nissan pick-up truck instead.
Fortunately, Stephanie’s partner Matthew Varley, also 29, and their friend and midwife were on hand to ensure Lucy was delivered safely, weighing 6lb 15oz.
A SINGLE mum has blasted Sainsbury’s for changing their petrol station hours to only open overnight – accusing them of discriminating against women.
Deborah Sampson, 53, was left furious when she was turned away from her local forecourt in Larksfield, Kent, because the opening hours had changed to 10pm to 6am.
The carer has been “incensed” by the change, and claims that it is making petrol unavailable to single parents or women as they may not feel safe going out at that time.
Deborah, who cares for her mum full time, feels that she has been “let down” by the supermarket giant.
She told The Sun: “I am a single mum, and a carer to my mum, so I spend a lot of the time juggling everything.
“I just feel that it is discriminating me as a single parent, a mother, a woman in the current climate where women don’t feel safe."
Figures showed a fifth of stations in London and the South East remained empty.
But there were signs the pressure was beginning to ease — as Esso, BP and Shell lifted their £30 cap on fuel. EG Group, which runs 340 forecourts, said “customer purchasing behaviour” had “returned to normal levels in the majority of locations”.
Around 200 soldiers were deployed yesterday — half of them drivers — as part of Operation Escalin. A further 100 are on standby.
But the Petrol Retailers Association warned it could take up to ten days for the disruption to end. Chairman Brian Madderson added that prices could rise by as much as 3p per litre this week after crude oil shot up three per cent to $81 a barrel — a seven-year high.
The Prime Minister’s spokesman said: “Fuel stocks are increasing and more fuel is being delivered than is used.”
Boris Johnson has insisted there is “no alternative” to the problems stemming from staffing shortages as he faced criticism for denying that the UK is in crisis.
The Prime Minister said on Tuesday he is “not worried” about the staffing shortages which have played a role in petrol pumps running dry and risk a mass pig cull and shortages this Christmas.
Mr Johnson played down the prospect that rising inflation rates could cancel out wage growth as he pins his long-term hopes on transitioning into a high-wage high-skilled economy in the wake of Brexit.
Asked on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme if there was a crisis, the Prime Minister said: “No, I think that, on the contrary, what you’re seeing with the UK economy, and indeed the global economy, is very largely in the supply chains the stresses and strains that you’d expect from a giant waking up, and that’s what’s happening.”
However, your employer could insist that you use public transport , although some workers might want to avoid this because of Covid concerns, particularly if they’re vulnerable.
Rebecca Thornley-Gibson, partner at law firm DMH Stallard, said: “It will be potentially unreasonable to insist that an employee uses public transport to get to work where they have raised genuine health and safety concerns, but that does not mean an employer will have to pay an employee who does not attend work due to the transport difficulties.”
You could also ask to change your start and finish time so you’re travelling when the roads and petrol stations are hopefully less busy or when public transport is less crowded. Alternatively, your boss could also ask you to travel to a different office location if there is one that is more accessible.
You may be able to negotiate working from home if you have a job that can be done remotely. If you’ve worked remotely through the pandemic then you should have a strong case for requesting this.
Thornley Gibson said: “”Employers who have a hybrid working model will see its advantages when employees are prevented from getting to work due to circumstances outside their control. The current [fuel] crisis can be added to the business continuity plans of bad weather, terrorist attacks and public transport strikes.”
The ongoing petrol crisis has left many drivers unable to fill up and worried about getting to work.
Widespread panic buying coupled with a shortage of delivery drivers has led to several petrol stations running dry or limiting the amount of fuel customers can get.
And now, Boris Johnson has confirmed that the interruption could last until Christmas if not longer.
But if you can’t get into work because you’re out of petrol, what are you rights? Here we explain everything you need to know. The good news is that you can’t be fired if you can’t get to work because of the petrol crisis.
If your employer does try to sack you because you can’t travel, you should speak to an employment lawyer to see if you have a case for unfair dismissal.
Edmund King, AA president, said: “If a driver does find themselves in the unfortunate position where they’ve added the wrong fuel to their tank, it is vital that the vehicle is not started. 
“Do not attempt to add the correct type of fuel to dilute as this will only add to the cost of the error and may lead to damage if the engine is started with diluted fuel in the tank. 
“Contact your breakdown provider or garage for assistance in the first instance”.
SOLDIERS began delivering fuel to forecourts on Monday as pumps continued to run dry.
Figures showed a fifth of stations in London and the South East remained empty.
But there were signs the pressure was beginning to ease — as Esso, BP and Shell lifted their £30 cap on fuel.
EG Group, which runs 340 forecourts, said “customer purchasing behaviour” had “returned to normal levels in the majority of locations”.
Around 200 soldiers were deployed Monday — half of them drivers — as part of Operation Escalin.
Figures showed a fifth of stations in London and the South East remained empty.
But there were signs the pressure was beginning to ease — as Esso, BP and Shell lifted their £30 cap on fuel. EG Group, which runs 340 forecourts, said “customer purchasing behaviour” had “returned to normal levels in the majority of locations”.
Around 200 soldiers were deployed yesterday — half of them drivers — as part of Operation Escalin. A further 100 are on standby.
But the Petrol Retailers Association warned it could take up to ten days for the disruption to end. Chairman Brian Madderson added that prices could rise by as much as 3p per litre this week after crude oil shot up three per cent to $81 a barrel — a seven-year high.
The Prime Minister’s spokesman said: “Fuel stocks are increasing and more fuel is being delivered than is used.”
As well as panic-buying and stockpiling, the rising wholesale cost of fuel is causing price to rise at the pumps.
The price of crude oil has now reached more than $81 a barrel, up from just $14.64 in April.
A number of factors are behind this including strong demand from Asia, lower supply from Russia, and a better-than-expected economic recovery after the pandemic also putting pressure on the industry.
While experts insist there is no actual shortage of fuel in the UK, a lack of HGV drivers means it is not being transported.
As well as panic-buying and stockpiling, the rising wholesale cost of fuel is causing price to rise at the pumps.
The price of crude oil has now reached more than $81 a barrel, up from just $14.64 in April.
A number of factors are behind this including strong demand from Asia, lower supply from Russia, and a better-than-expected economic recovery after the pandemic also putting pressure on the industry.
While experts insist there is no actual shortage of fuel in the UK, a lack of HGV drivers means it is not being transported.
LONDON’S Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will expand this month, from a small patch in the very centre of the city to a vast area encompassing most of the capital.
Drivers of older vehicles will need to pay a £12.50 charge before driving into this zone, or face a £160 fine.
This mostly affects drivers of petrol cars built before 2005, and diesel cars built before 2015, but anyone unsure of their vehicle’s eligibility should check online using TFL’s website.
These older vehicles are deemed to be the most polluting, and the Ultra Low Emission Zone is designed to reduce harmful emissions in the capital.
London’s existing ULEZ covers the same area as the Congestion Charge zone, from Park Lane in the West to Spitalfields in the east, and from King’s Cross in the north to Vauxhall in the south.
But from this month, it will swell to the North and South Circular roads, absorbing an area roughly 18 times the size of the existing zone.
The best way to be sure you comply with the low emissions standard is to check online.
You can do this by inputting your vehicle's number plate into the Transport for London (TfL) website.
The daily charge runs from midnight to midnight, 7 days a week, every day of the year.
Failure to pay will result in a fine of £160 for cars, vans and motorbikes which will be reduced to £80 if paid within 14 days.
Lorries, coaches and larger vans will be charged £100 a day, with a £1,000 fine for failing to pay on time, reduced to £500 if paid within 14 days.
These are in addition to any Congestion Charge that applies.
TfL is in the process of erecting hundreds of signs warning motorists they will be entering the ULEZ where congestion charge zone signs are currently located.
There are currently about 1000 congestion charge cameras but there will be 18 times that number for the ULEZ.
London's new expanded Ultra Low Emission Zone will come into action on October 25.
It's part of a raft of measures designed to reduce pollution in the capital – but ordinary drivers are paying a high price.
As a rule of thumb the vehicles affected include pre-2015 diesels and pre-2006 petrol cars but you can easily check if yours falls foul on the ULEZ website.
But those are just a rough guide and the charges will be enforced based on emissions rather than the car’s age.
Experts have warned that UK consumers could face shortages this Christmas.
Festive favourites including pigs in blankets and ham could be in short supply due to a lack of butchers, the British Meat Processors Association warned.
Parents may also struggle to get their hands on sought after presents like toys, bikes, and electronics due to the global shipping crisis.
Tesco has previously warned there could be panic buying this Christmas if the supply chain crisis isn’t resolved.
Edmund King, AA president, said: “If a driver does find themselves in the unfortunate position where they’ve added the wrong fuel to their tank, it is vital that the vehicle is not started.
“Do not attempt to add the correct type of fuel to dilute as this will only add to the cost of the error and may lead to damage if the engine is started with diluted fuel in the tank.
“Contact your breakdown provider or garage for assistance in the first instance”.
As fuel shortages continue, Car Lease Special Offers have listed their 10 simple driving tips to help your fuel last longer amid the ongoing crisis. 
A SINGLE mum has blasted Sainsbury’s for changing their petrol station hours to only open overnight – accusing them of discriminating against women.
Deborah Sampson, 53, was left furious when she was turned away from her local forecourt in Larksfield, Kent, because the opening hours had changed to 10pm to 6am.
The carer has been “incensed” by the change, and claims that it is making petrol unavailable to single parents or women as they may not feel safe going out at that time.
Deborah, who cares for her mum full time, feels that she has been “let down” by the supermarket giant.
She told The Sun: “I am a single mum, and a carer to my mum, so I spend a lot of the time juggling everything.
“I just feel that it is discriminating me as a single parent, a mother, a woman in the current climate where women don’t feel safe.”
BORIS Johnson’s popularity has been rocked by the Government’s “woeful” handling of the fuel shortage, a poll revealed.
Nearly one in five who voted Tory in 2019 say it has made them less likely to back him next time.
Most think the PM is a strong leader but many are dissatisfied with his overall performance.
More than a third of Tory voters — 36 per cent — blame the Government for the shortage of lorry drivers and fuel, according to a survey by Redfield and Wilton Strategies.
More than half are unhappy at his failure to halt migrants crossing the Channel and 42 per cent are unhappy with the response to disruption by Insulate Britain protests.
If you put the wrong fuel in your car by mistake, the first thing you should do is leave the car switched off.
Turning on the engine or even putting the keys in the ignition could cause fuel to flow into the car’s engine, damaging it and making an already costly problem much worse.
The second thing you should do is remember that you’re not alone.
Somebody in the UK makes this easy mistake every few minutes, according to the AA, and that number is rising thanks to the current chaos at fuel stations.
Experts call this misfuelling, and it’s on the rise as desperate Brits panic at the pumps.
It can be particularly confusing for drivers who use fleets with multiple vehicles – even the police.
Figures showed a fifth of stations in London and the South East remained empty.
But there were signs the pressure was beginning to ease — as Esso, BP and Shell lifted their £30 cap on fuel. EG Group, which runs 340 forecourts, said “customer purchasing behaviour” had “returned to normal levels in the majority of locations”.
Around 200 soldiers were deployed yesterday — half of them drivers — as part of Operation Escalin. A further 100 are on standby.
But the Petrol Retailers Association warned it could take up to ten days for the disruption to end. Chairman Brian Madderson added that prices could rise by as much as 3p per litre this week after crude oil shot up three per cent to $81 a barrel — a seven-year high.
The Prime Minister’s spokesman said: “Fuel stocks are increasing and more fuel is being delivered than is used.”
UK service sector firms hiked prices at a record pace last month as they battled against surging cost pressures and a slump in new orders due to supply and staff shortages, new figures have shown.
The closely watched IHS Markit/CIPS UK Services PMI survey revealed that new order growth weakened for the fourth month in a row, with new business rising at the slowest pace for six months.
Overall service sector output was better than expected, with the report showing a reading of 55.4 in September, which is up from the six-month low of 55 recorded in August. Economists had been expecting a reading of 54.6.
The report laid bare the pressures facing the sector, with the data showing firms resorting to passing on costs to customers, with the steepest rise in prices for services since the survey records began.
Supply chain difficulties and staff shortages also saw a rising backlog of work in the sector, with unfinished business now having built up for seven months straight – the longest run since 2015.
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