Fuel supplies to forecourts getting back to normal in time for Easter
PRESS RELEASE: 3rd of April 2012
The Downstream Fuel Association (DFA), whose members supply and retail over 40% of diesel and petrol in the UK, seeks to re-assure consumers that the supply of fuel at forecourts is quickly reverting to business-as-usual.
Teresa Sayers, Chief Executive of the DFA, commented: “Following unprecedented consumer demand last week, stocks are returning to normal levels, with few forecourts being without fuel. Additional deliveries have meant that we have been able to catch up; stock levels are expected to return to normal by the weekend.”
She added: “Negotiations are underway, with ACAS facilitating talks between the hauliers and Unite this week. We are hopeful these discussions will lead to a negotiated solution, averting the need for a strike. In the event of discussions breaking down, Unite will need to give seven days notice of industrial action.”
Enquiries to: Teresa Sayers, DFA, Tel: 0207 182 4506
Note to Editors:
The Downstream Fuel Association (DFA) represents wholesalers, retailers (including supermarkets) and suppliers responsible for over 40% of all transport fuels sold in the UK. Its members own or supply in excess of 2000 forecourts, including a significant percentage of high volume retail sites.