London petrol crisis: West London driver cycles to pump with jerry can to avoid petrol queues

A driver in West London decided to cycle to the pumps with a jerry can to avoid the petrol queues.

After more than a week of supply issues across the UK, the fuel crisis ‘back under control’ according to the Government on September 30.

But many pumps remained closed in London, leaving motorists queuing for hours to fill their tanks at those still open.

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These photos taken at an Esso garage in West London show pedestrians lined up with jerry cans ready to fill.

One has brought a Santander hire bike with him to fill up with.

A man filling his jerry can inside a Sainsbury’s bag at the petrol pump after walking up to it

Though there is no actual shortage in fuel supply to the UK, a lack of lorry drivers to distribute it around the country has sparked panic buying among motorists.

Meanwhile, traffic jams were so bad in Kilburn yesterday it caused a bus driver trapped in a 10-hour Shell garage petrol queue to ‘refuse to take more passengers on’

A local resident filmed the carnage and told My London: “Both the councils and the police have shown a complete lack of support. The mood was and still is anger.”

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has called for priority petrol stations for key workers to be brought in.

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He said: “As the current reductions in fuel delivery affect petrol stations across the capital, it is essential that key workers are able to get fuel to travel to work and provide the services our city needs.

“In the fuel crisis of September 2000, the Government brought in rules designating specific filling stations for essential workers, enabling the capital to keep moving.

“The Government must urgently look at taking the necessary steps, putting such measures in place, so that those key workers who have to drive to work can do so.

“We will continue to monitor developments closely and advise the Government on required actions.”

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