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FUEL SHORTAGES: Military tanker drivers deliver fuel across Kent

Tuesday 5th October 2021

MILITARY tanker drivers are continuing to deliver fuel across Kent.

The Petrol Retailers' Association announced yesterday that Maidstone is one of the worst affected areas for fuel shortages.

It is reported that almost 200 military personnel were due to be deployed from Monday, including 100 drivers.

Owner of Parkfoot garage in West Malling, David Charman said: "It's absolutely dreadful. The situation has been like this for some months, but we had a normal supply, so there was no problem.

"But after some of the coverage in the media, demand shot up. It's human nature and it's sensible - not panic buying. The whole situation has not been helped by the supermarkets not selling fuel during the day because they don't want the shop sales affected."