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Fuel shortage threat for Cumbria moves a step closer

The threat of petrol shortages across Cumbria moved a step closer yesterday after tanker drivers voted overwhelmingly in favour of a strike.

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give me 45,000 a year and ill drive your tanker if i cant get to work ill loose money drivers holding the countyr to ransom to kill the easter trade

Posted by dave on 29 March 2012 at 08:10

As the report says, the independent forecourts should not be affected as they are supplied by local hauliers. Time to support your local trades.

Posted by Miss Maud on 29 March 2012 at 04:59

ASDA in workington has run out of diesel , due to panic buying !!

Posted by Stephen on 28 March 2012 at 17:52

I travel 40 miles a day to and from work, and it would be almost impossible for me to get to and from work BUT I was referring to those journeys that aren't essential and trying to point out that a lot of us drive when we don't really have to, distances that we could walk for example. But the last time that we had depots blockaded most of the lack of fuel was caused by people brimming their cars and filling up fuel cans rather than putting in their usual amount. I agree that public transport is hopeless in cumbria.

Posted by mark on 28 March 2012 at 13:03

And what the hell are those of us who cannot work without our cars supposed to do? I have a 25 mile round trip to work, on top of that I have to visit clients. Public Transport is terrible in Cumbria, I could never use it to work. Am i supposed to sit at home because of fuel shortages? Thanks a lot.

Posted by Jimmy The Gent on 28 March 2012 at 11:14

Might do us all good to think about the journeys we make, are they essential? As to the whole cost of fuel thing, doesn't really come into it here does it? It doesn't bother me I use about 1 tank of fuel a week and if people don't suddenly start panic buying there probably won't be a shortage.

Posted by Mark on 28 March 2012 at 11:13

The strike is because of H&S conditions not money the unions again are bringing the country to a standstill,some of these tanker drivers are on £45,000 per year,the price of fuel is a result of consecutive goverments cashing in, was'nt it labour who took it over £1 per ltr, strange how labour supporters have short memories and for those aqain with short memories the tories inherited the mess were in they did'nt create it.

Posted by James O on 28 March 2012 at 10:33

the army should only be used to supply fuel for emergency services only not to supply petrol stations

Posted by richard on 28 March 2012 at 07:29

and we arent a military state mmmmmmmmmmmmm !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by A FOSTER on 27 March 2012 at 18:01

i think all the transport should go on strike they could bring the country to a standstill that is the only way the goverment will listen .

Posted by anne graham on 27 March 2012 at 16:27

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