BP shuts fuel stations due to lorry drivers shortage

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BP PLC (LSE:BP.) shut some fuel stations temporarily due to a lack of lorry drivers, mostly due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit.

The oil giant said this was applied to only a few sites as there is a shortage of unleaded and diesel fuel.

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The FTSE 100 firm operates 30 stations, though there are some 1,200 that carry its brand. It’s understood that at least 50 are closed, The Times reported.

‘We continue to work with our haulier supplier to minimise disruption and to ensure efficient and effective deliveries’, the company was reported as saying by the BBC.

BP already had to close some pumps in July for the same reason, although at the time the situation was worsened by staff being told to isolate.

Shares were flat at 315.9p on Thursday before close.


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