Rifornimenti di benzina saccheggiati fino a 85% di stazioni di servizio indipendenti fuori

UP to 85 per cent of petrol stations in Britain have run out of fuel as drivers panic buy.

More than half of all service stations not on motorways were now dry as Brits scrambled to fill up their cars.

Fino a 85 per cent of petrol stations have run out of fuel

Fino a 85 per cent of petrol stations have run out of fuelCredito: Stephen Huntley/HVC

Fears of a petrol shortage are being exacerbated by a shortage of HVG drivers, which is hitting fuel distribution.

Trade body Petrol Retailers Association, which represents around 5,500 independent outlets, disse 50 per 85 per cent of their service stations had run out of fuel.

The UK has around 8,000 petrol stations, most of them run by independent retailers.

Thousands have run dry amidfrenziedpanic buying as ministers were warned plans for solving the HGV driver shortage would not prevent bare shop shelves this Christmas.