Frustration in Nottingham petrol queues as motorists try to refill tanks amid fuel chaos

Frustrated motorists have told of their anger as they queued up for petrol across the city.

Massive queues were seen at various petrol stations across Nottingham on Thursday (September 30) while a number were shut.

However, there were signs the panic to buy fuel was easing in some places.

Drivers were seen filling their tanks at the Jet petrol station on Mill Street in Old Basford with a minimum of fuss.

Andrew Walker, 58, was filling his car up and said: “It was very quick here, straight in and I’m unsure why.

“I wasn’t coming out for petrol but then I noticed the small queue.

“I’ve only waited 10 minutes maximum.

“I haven’t tried any other stations yet.”

A staff member said although the petrol station was open now, they had suffered with shortages.

Nitha Weevase, 32, a worker at the Jet petrol station said: “We had no fuel for three days, but this is the second day we have some..

“We have got both diesel and petrol.

“Yesterday there were long queues but today it isn’t as bad.

“I am unsure when the next supply delivery is.”

Queues of motorists were snaking around the Texaco fuel station in Meadow Lane.

Karen Mills, 43, from Carlton, was waiting in the line and said: “This is the first time I’ve gone out to try and get diesel since the whole panic and it’s crazy.

“People are queuing down the streets around the station and blocking off businesses which I’ve seen cause arguments with lorry drivers.

“This is the third one I’ve been to and the queue is crawling along, not even really moving.”

Ms Mills, also a retail worker, was worried as she had to had a busy schedule ahead of her.

She added: “I’ve got to go to Birmingham today and then come back to pick up my kids, so I have to queue. I have no choice.

“The people using Jerry cans are bonkers though, it’s panic buying like the toilet rolls again.”

Business owner John Jordan, 64, was also waiting in the queue and added: “I just moved 20 yards in the queue in 20 minutes, it’s just people being silly.

“I went to one station before this and it was closed, it’s a complete lottery you don’t know where you can count on.

“A lot of people are just people are just topping up. They should be doing it if it’s needed.

“It’s essential for my job as a cleaning business. I’ve got enough for today but then I’m struggling.

“I feel like it’s a bit of a media coverage that’s blown it out of proportion.”

Elsewhere in Nottingham, a petrol station remained close for the second day in a row after congestion caused disruption to normal traffic and buses.

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