30 March 2012

Current Events: The Great Petrol Shortage

Post by Happy Homemaker UK


I've never seen anything like this before




With talks of a possible fuel tanker strike,
people are queuing at gas stations to fill up their cars

This petrol station has completely run out of gas




Yikes! Life continues to be an adventure here :)

You can read more in the Telegraph newspaper here

22 comments:

greenthumb said...

I hope it sorts it's self out soon.

Sandra said...

Never a dull moment!
Just imagine a pollution free environment without cars and trucks. Pure bliss! You might have to get a horse and cart though. How sweet, the kids would love it!

Kate and Russ said...

Not a good time for our car to be on E!! After multiple attempts, we found petro and we were the 2nd to last car before they went dry.

loveandlilac said...

...and I believe people are stock-piling pasties. Surely time for a post on the great British pastie (perhaps followed by your take on the scotch egg?) ;-)

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Love the pasties, but the Scottish egg? Thats some nasty stuff :)

Felicity said...

The lengthy line ups for fuel featured on our national news here tonight - crazy stuff.
Makes me think that I should be friendly with our horse owning neighbours just in case it strikes down this way too!
x

TexWisGirl said...

i remember this type of thing from the 70s here in the States... yikes...

Mandi @ Southern Gnome said...

Oh my! I hope things get better soon.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

We had the same thing in France last year in December. It was pretty crazy to have to go to five different stations to find gas... Just when I was hoping I couldn't find any and would be unable to go to work, the strike stopped... I must say that if I remember the mess it was, I have no memories of what the strike was about... or why it did stop in the end!

Justine McKinzie said...

why?

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

People panic buy, I remember this happening before many years ago and petrol rationing had to be introduced!

Pet said...

And that not even being in the Euro Zone ! :-)

the cuby poet said...

I have come here via Occasional Scotland. There was a to do here in Cornwall when the proprietor of a garage on The Lizard would only sell to account holders and locals and this being the start of a busy two weeks Easter Holiday! Mean or what? I like your blog and am signing up as a follower. Back soon.

Anonymous said...

People will panic buy. There were queues for petrol/ diesel a few years ago when there was a shortage due to a strike. I gave up and caught the bus, but it took a circular route and 1.5 hours to get to work which was only 12 miles away. I can remember panic buying at various times since the 70's for sugar, salt and toilet rolls. Shops were restricting the amount of these items you could buy.

Gillian.

lizzybradbury said...

Ah! The classic petrol scares - Welcome to British Tradition!

Viola said...

Hello and thanks for your comment! :)

You have a pretty and interesting blog in many ways..

Just now I have read (among others) about Bath and the Romans.. I have been in Bath once.. I just could remember the main street - or the last photo in that post.. :) But... the Roman's bath I did not discover! :/ Very beautiful! :)

Happy Easter! :)

Paulie said...

I am a walker . . . so I don't have to depend on whether they have any or not. I wish you the best! Thanks for dropping by my blog. I hope you'll come back when I post again.

lisaroyhandbags said...

We had this happen once in Canada about 5 years ago - luckily it only lasted a few days. Here in Dubai there's fuel galore and at only about 50 cents a litre. No wonder everyone drives SUVs here - the bigger the better! I still use the metro.

Jenny Woolf said...

Does make me wonder what would happen if there was a real emergency. I wouldn't trust the government to handle it at all well. And it makes me think, yet again, that we do need to find an alternative to fossil fuels. I mean, what if there was a shortage for real reasons, rather than trumped up ones?

Privet and Holly said...

YIKES is right!
I'm waiting for this
to come to our shores....
It's expensive, but at
least we still have full
access......

xx Suzanne

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Yowza. I remember lines at the gas stations when I was a little girl (back in the 70s). The last time I waited in one was in New Orleans. It was 2 days before Katrina hit and they were calling for an evacuation of the city. Luckily, I waited in that line :)

Pondside said...

I heard something about this - how strange! I suppose it will happen all over so we'd best not drive the car until the tank is empty.