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Fuel panic buying continues in Herefordshire
FUEL has run dry at some Herefordshire petrol stations as panicking motorists continue to fill up their cars.
Both the Esso and Texaco garages on Ledbury Road, Hereford have run out following Cabinet Minister Francis Maude's comments that the public should store fuel in jerrycans amid feard of a planned strike by petrol tanker drivers.
"Everyone else was running out so they all came to us, which caused us to run out," said Dianne Symonds, from the Texaco garage.
"Everything was normal delivery wise, but everyone else is running out, so it has a knock-on effect.
"Our next delivery is 9pm tonight and then on Monday as normal, so hopefully we will have enough over the weekend."
Dave Rees, from LT Baynham Ltd, which has a Shell garage on its site in Whitecross Road, said that he blames the public for the current situation.
"People who normally only pay £10 are instead paying £50, which is causing a real struggle, it's ridiculous," he said.
Mr Rees added that the garage ran out of fuel at 4pm yesterday, but have just had 40,000 litres worth delivered.
A cash only service is also currently being operated.
Meanwhile, both the BP garage on Commerical Road and the city's Sainsbury's store have said that they have enough fuel at the moment, as have Morrisons in Leominster following deliveries.
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