Fuel subsidy removal the best thing to do – LCCI
22 January 2018 | 3:39 pm
Fuel subsidy removal the best thing to do - LCCI
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Hundreds of filling stations in the United States have run out of fuel as motorists panic buy in the wake of the Colonial oil pipeline shutdown. The link was paralysed by a ransomware attack last Friday. Governors in states including Florida and Virginia have declared emergencies over the shortages. The pipeline's operators will announce later on Wednesday when they expect to resume service. Also today, we look at how French restaurants are preparing for the re-opening of their outdoor terraces next week.
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A fuel truck collided with a vehicle in Kenya and then exploded while residents tried to siphon petrol from it. Police say death toll could rise.
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The move has heaped more misery on consumers, amid a deep economic crisis that has seen the Lebanese pound lose 90% of its value.
A lack of truck drivers has led to delivery bottlenecks and fuel rationing across the UK. Industry associations estimate Britain needs 100,000 more drivers to meet demand.
Officials said the move would make it easier for companies to share information and prioritise parts of the country most at need. It follows days of long queues at the pumps, after fears of disruption to the fuel supply sparked panic buying. But a minister said there were no plans to bring in the Army to drive tankers. The government has been considering using the Army, but Environment Secretary George Eustice said the shortage of drivers was "not a huge problem".
The disruption is one of the many repercussions the UK is currently facing due to a post-Brexit shortage of truck drivers. The government insists there is no fuel shortage.
The government has urged Britons to "go about their business in the normal way" and resume typical buying habits. The Transport Secretary said that means motorists should stop filling up old water bottles with fuel.
As gas stations across the UK ran dry after panic-buying, many claimed it was a consequence of Brexit and the exodus of EU truck drivers. This clearly didn't help, but the UK's problem of recruiting drivers goes deeper.
Petrol station customers tell their story as they queue for fuel in London. "We have to drive our children to school", says one, "the government should have anticipated a human response", says another. A lack of tanker drivers has triggered panic-buying at petrol stations, forcing Prime Minister Boris Johnson to call in the armed forces from Monday to deliver stocks.
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