Drivers Line Up for Gas in UK Over Shortage Concerns.

Despite assurances by the government that the U.K. is not running out of gasoline, customers line up outside gas stations in Kent, southeast England, to fill their tanks after BP closed some stations this week thanks to a lack of drivers.

Britain on Friday urged the public not to panic-buy fuel, as some gas stations closed pumps because of a lack of tanker drivers, adding to the government's list of woes.

The Road Haulage Association said driver shortages caused by the pandemic and Brexit were to blame as calls mounted for ministers to take swift action.

"We're running on empty," The Sun tabloid warned on its front page, after weeks of increasing supply chain issues have left some supermarket shelves bare.

(AFP)

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