THE government has tonight torn up competition laws in a bid to get fuel delivered to locations most in need.
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng announced the government is suspending the laws to make it easier for oil firms to target supply needs across the country.
Ministers are also considering calling in the army to transport fuel supplies.
Following crunch talks with leading fuel industry bosses, ha detto il signor Kwarteng: “We have long-standing contingency plans in place to work with industry so that fuel supplies can be maintained and deliveries can still be made in the event of serious disruption.
“While there has always been and continues to be plenty of fuel at refineries and terminals, we are aware that there have been some issues with supply chains.
“This is why we will enact the Downstream Oil Protocol to ensure industry can share vital information and work together more effectively to ensure disruption is minimised.”