The shortage of fuel in extra petrol sites of Tesco in Northern Ireland is compelling them to ask their customers to find fuel someplace else. UK’s Ireland is facing a fuel shortage this week. There two Belfast petrol terminals are already out of fuel and the other stations are facing difficulties in fulfilling the fuel requirements.
Sainsbury’s petroleum sites that are on the forest side are reduced and now there is only one terminal that is left for the fuel. Even the broader city locations with other terminals are facing problems of lack of gas. Vehicle drivers are being welcomed with a message at a Tesco situated in Craigavon saying “Sorry. No petrol or diesel” on Monday, and similar signs were visible on the petrol stations of Knocknagoney and Newtownbreda which is Tesco’s additional superstore in Belfast.
With fuel issues, Sainsbury’s agent said that their pumps at the forest side are closed for a short time and all their websites are obtaining more gas. They will restart their pumps the sooner they can, and he asked to pardon them for all the inconvenience this situation is causing.
After Chancellor Rishi Sunak reduced the fuel excise duty by 5p, the prices of petrol and diesel both dropped last week. But the people are demanding more reduction in the prices and approx 100,000 people have signed the application urging to cut fuel duty and VAT on fuel.
According to The Consumer Council of Northern Ireland, the average prices dropped last week, Petrol was 3.4p and Diesel was 1.9p. but the change is still to be noticed by many consumers as many retailers are dealing with their existing stock and they are pricing them at the older price, But it is to be noticed that the change in price was made on Wednesday.
Richard William (Consumer Council) said that the prices of fuel are determined and affected by a broad range of factors. He said that some retailers have the ability to cut the price of fuels in the market more than others real quick.
The two factors for this impact of certain retailers can include the quantity purchased at a certain price and the discount they provide to get the customer. He evidenced this by stating that they saw the variation in fuel prices in the same locality of Northern Ireland. He also suggested drivers use the Consumer Council’s online Fuel Price Checker.