The UK government has admitted that the crisis will last “about a week” due to the shortage of UK gas stations, although authorities maintain the optimism of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who this week expected the situation to “stabilize”.
From the Home Office, Foreign Minister Kit Malthouse recognized that there are still “entrenchments” with “unprecedented” supply problems due to lack of porters and the recovery in demand, which have created long queues at gas stations and unpublished images since the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union.
Malthouse shared with Johnson the thesis that “the situation will stabilize” and move towards “equilibrium” again in the coming days. “We will see a return to normal in about a week,” he assured the BBC.
The government has mobilized military drivers to alleviate the potential staff shortage and Malthouse has argued that it is “obviously” up to the government “if things get worse” to “review” the situation. Both the authorities and the management of the petrol station have asked consumers to return to their usual buying habits.
To date, more than a quarter of the petrol stations are out of service, and the executive director of the Main Industry Association (PRA), Gordon Balmer, admitted in an interview with the Bloomberg news agency that “it will take weeks to get back to normal. “