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No Emergency Declared in Surrey Over Fuel Shortages

Published on: 28 Sep, 2021
Updated on: 29 Sep, 2021

County council leader Tim Oliver has denied reports that Surrey had declared a major incident because of the petrol supply situation.

He said: “Surrey has not declared a major incident but like the rest of the country is facing significant disruption to fuel supplies.

“In keeping with its business continuity arrangements, the Surrey Local Resilience Forum met on Monday to discuss the ongoing fuel supply challenges across the county. This is a significant incident that requires coordination with all our partners. We continue to monitor the situation closely and will work together to ensure vital public services can continue to be delivered.

Cllr Tim Oliver

“We would ask that residents please remain calm and resist any urge to stockpile fuel. When purchasing fuel, please consider not filling your tank but instead limiting how much you purchase, and of course wherever possible leave your car at home at walk, cycle or use public transport.”

The rumour of a declared emergency is believed to have originated from an incorrect statement from one of Surrey’s lower-tier council leader’s.

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Responses to No Emergency Declared in Surrey Over Fuel Shortages

  1. Sean Jenkinson Reply

    September 30, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    Does anyone else find it funny that the fuel shortage coincides with government plans to roll out E10 petrol roll-out? “How do thery get rid of old stock? Make people panic buy it. Just a thought.

  2. John Perkins Reply

    September 30, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    Not entirely convinced, but an intriguing thought nontheless.

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