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Petrol madness

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by spocktra, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. spocktra

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    Despite warnings of not to panick and fill your car before wednesdays planned protest,it seems everyone is doing just that.Just been out to get some[needed]fuel and all petrol stations are rammed.These warnings always have an adverse affect.Not saying anything would be better.
     
  2. The Dude

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    maybe they should get Cpl. Jones shouting 'Dont Panic' :rotfl:
     
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    Every station on my way home from work had queues of cars pouring out onto the road holding all the traffic up (I work in West Yorkshire and live in South Yorkshire). It took me an extra hour to get home because of all the traffic at standstill so it looks like we have got an early start to all the roadblocks planned for Wednesday :rolleyes:

    I am hoping I can get near a station tomorrow as I do actually need some fuel (the light has been screaming at me since this morning :eek: ) but if it is like it has been today I honestly don't think I will have the time to wait...I can see me staying up late tonight and going to the nearest 24 hour garage about 2 in the morning to see if it is any better :(
     
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    That would do the job ;) :rotfl:
     
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    Absolutely bonkers. I've just driven home and all the petrol stations are rammed full (11pm). :eek:

    Ironically, its the media talking of a shortage and/or blockades - and idiots panicking - that will create a shortage in the next few days.

    I say the price should be put up to £3.00 a litre temporarily. That way, people will only buy essential petrol, and not just for the sake of it. And it'll give the NHS a bit of extra pocket money too! :thumbsup:

    Regulation is needed, since a large portion of society are unable to do it themselves! :rolleyes:
     
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    its the same down here in worthing. ive been on the road all day today and nearly all the petrol stations i drove past were packed. ive just got back from sainsburys and the was a massive line of cars waiting.
     
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    nowhere any busier than normal around here... it was the same last time there were protests too if I remember right..?
     
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    Our local Tescos was on TV!

    I filled up Saturday so are OK to Saturday next week.

    Got two gallons in the garage - (using up a Tesco voucher)
     
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    Can i borrow it please ;)
     
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    I actually need to fill my car up tomorrow, I hope it's not going to cause me too much hassle! :eek:
     
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    ASDA at Kingswood was very busy as were Tescos and many others. It was pretty bad here apart from Rix Petroleum garages for some reason that I never quite fathomed. It was that bad I even had to get the train in once! :eek:
     
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    Scotts Porridge Oats will give me several full tankfulls for less than £2.00!

    Sometimes its not unbeneficial not being able to drive!

    :D
     
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    Pure madness, just madness :eek: . If everyone just bought what they needed, then there would be more than enough to last through any protests
     
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    Rhodes petrol = 60p a litre - came back home to £1 a litre and queues a mile long...

    The UK sucks...
     
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    I think someone has the "post holiday blues" :D

    John
     
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    I never really remembered queing for fuel last time, apart from the Shell garage at Willerby one night...

    You've just reminded me why too... ;)
    The only filling station in town here is a Rix one....
    A mate works there... due to where their main depot is based they ship most of their fuel up the Humber in barges anyway, or something closely along those lines. the blockade didn't affect them at all, they didn't even put prices up :thumbsup:
     
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    That rings a bell! They weren't picketed by the protestors then so there was no problem with fuel! Unfortunately, I only found out about that just as the protest was finishing!

    Just goes to show yet again what a wonderful place Hull is! A sun-kissed tropical paradise who retains an expert PR team who propagate the myth that this place is a dump just to keep people away so that the locals can enjoy the roads paved with gold and the tropical micro-climate that we all enjoy here so much!!! :D
     
  18. The Dude

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    it keeps house-prices down, we've got the cheapest (only?) fuel in the country,

    An excellent job done by the 'Hull is Hell' campaign team.. :D
     
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    Well if it all kicks off I have enough fuel to get me to and from the KC Stadium tonight...and that's all that matters!!!!!
     
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    I blame the pensioners, I'm sure half of them still think the war is on - if they see a queue they just have to join in ;) The highlight for most of these people seems to be the weekly queue at the Post Office for their pension, I'm sure some of them must camp out overnight to be first there in the mornings :D
    Seriously though, my mate's mother does about 10 miles maximum a week and whenever anything like this happens she goes and fills up straight away, how many other people are doing this as well ? It only take a few more like her filling up needlessly for a garage to run out, put the "no petrol" signs up and then the rest start to panic.
    One good thing though, if there is a shortage it might make the parents realise that their children have legs and are able to walk to school !
     
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    And who can blame them ? With bombs going off in London, and a fuel shortage, maybe it brings it all back for them ? I could say more, but we're not supposed to discuss politics here.
     
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    Can you remeber a few years back when folk where panic buying bread? My mother whilst doing her weekly shopping saw one guy filling his trolly with bread. :thumbsdow
    Must have been some guy from a corner shop selling it on at a higher price.
     
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    I ran out of petrol during the last round of protests. Since I work for myself and my office is 40 mins by car, there's no way i was going to wait around for a fuel shortage... so i queued up with all the other muppets to fill up. The queues were pretty short though.

    But I agree, its madness as there isn't even a blockade yet, never mind a shortage.
     
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    I hope your neighbours shop you to the police. I would, if I knew you were endangering the lives of me and my family.
     
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    Cheers!

    I read up on the HSE website, and storing petrol less than 200ltrs, at more than a specific distance from a residential building (they are currently 100ft away from any house, and sitting behind my shed! ) is ok and no need for a licence...
     
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    Hi Nick, have you noticed BDCSTENG GARETHs' interesting signature :D
     
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    It's got nothing to do with supporting the cause or not..
    It's the 'I'm allright' mentality showing up in this country that sucks as far as I'm concerned..
    getting there first and buying as much fuel as you can carry isnt clever, just selfish.
     
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    You're out by 190 litres ! :eek:

    "Petrol should be stored in no more than two 10 litre metal containers or two 5 litre plastic containers. They should be clearly labelled as to their contents.................. .............The Petroleum Spirit (Motor Vehicles etc.) Regulations 1929 specify conditions where petrol can be kept without a licence. These include allowing the storage of up to two 10 litre metal petrol containers in a garage or other structure which is separated from living accommodation by a fire-resisting barrier, e.g. a garage or party wall.

    The maximum penalty for a breach of the above provisions is a fine of up to £5,000 per offence on summary conviction (magistrates' court). It is open to magistrates to commit cases for trial or sentencing to the Crown Court, where penalties are unlimited. "


    http://www.ukresilience.info/fuel1.htm

    Don't be at all surprised to see magistrates "throwing the book" at petrol hoarders, to make an example of them.
     
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    Ridicule me all you want... but its true!

    Hope comments like that make you feel better, doesn't bother me!
     
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    Mine are full of milk!

    In fact, Nick you are correct!

    I have removed the original message so not to cause any more "issues".
     

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