Is There Really A Fuel Shortage?
Nurrrggghh! USE YOUR BRAINS PEOPLE and always THINK before believing media hype!
During the lockdown, most of us didn’t drive much for about 18 months. In this time HUGE stockpiles of fuel were built up due to lack of demand.
Did you know Fuel has a shelf life? This quote is taken directly from the RAC website
Generally speaking, petrol has a shelf-life of six months if stored in a sealed container at 20 degrees – or just three months if kept at 30 degrees. The more it’s exposed to heat, the more quickly it will go off.
If the container isn’t tightly sealed, you’ll be able to keep it for even less time and there’s increased fire risk due to flammable vapours escaping
As for diesel, it can remain usable for between six and 12 months before becoming ‘gummy’ which, if used, can clog up filters and cause you issues with your engine.
Now apply some logic and common sense. Do you think petrol companies or the Government are going to dump millions of Gallons of out of date fuel and lose hundreds of millions in profits and taxes? Or is it more likely they would start a press campaign to make you all think there is a shortage and get the stupid bulk buying bozos back out there panicking and buying up all their out of date fuel?
For goodness sake when you see things like this happening FOLLOW THE MONEY these days you can not take things at face value!! Remember ” If you don’t watch the news you are uninformed but if you DO watch the news you are probably MIS-informed!
If you are one of these bloody morons who has been panic buying or worse a complete tosser filling up 4 jerry cans as well as your tank STOP IT!! You may be preventing a doctor or a nurse who really needs fuel from getting to work and saving a life. You may be depriving a taxi drivers kids of food or stopping an entertainer travelling to entertain you in your local pub or club. Stop being a selfish arsehole and CALM DOWN!