Threat of strike leads to UK petrol panic

Threats of fuel strike lead to panic in the UK where long queues have forced some stations to shut.

    Comments from UK officials, including Prime Minister David Cameron, have ignited a wave of petrol panic-buying in parts of the country.

    Sales of petrol have risen by 81 per cent due to talk of a strike by fuel tank drivers.

    The panic, which some critics say is unwarranted and premature, has led to police demanding petrol stations in some parts of southwest England be closed due to unmanageably long queues.

    Al Jazeera's Paul Brennan reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Why America's Russia hysteria is dangerous

    Why America's Russia hysteria is dangerous

    The US exaggerating and obsessing about foreign threats seems quite similar to what is happening in Russia.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months