TODAY has seen many drivers head out across Gwent and the rest of the UK to stock up on petrol following a shortage of fuel at some stations.

In Newport, Sainsbury's ran out of diesel earlier this morning and queues in various stations around Gwent have been much longer than usual.

It is the latest in a string of shortages which have come following the shortage of HGV drivers.

We asked you what your experiences have been of trying to get fuel today. Want to share yours? Visit https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/my/ccn/assignment/NX5a6Uf8/

 

Petrol panic buying

"Have you seen queues or failed to fill up? We want to hear about it"

We asked for your responses - this is what you sent.

Karen meredith

Have you been trying to get petrol? What was your experience?
No diesel at all in Abergavenny!!

Have you been impacted by people queueing at petrol stations (eg being stuck in traffic, unable to get somewhere etc) If so, what did you end up doing?
Turned around and went home

Karen Vivian

Have you been trying to get petrol? What was your experience?
Queued up at Tesco's Neath Abbey for fuel to get to work, the man in front of me filled up 4 large Jerry cans which took about 15 mins! Couldn't believe he was able to do so when the cars were queuing down to the main road, irresponsible and greedy.

Have you been impacted by people queueing at petrol stations (eg being stuck in traffic, unable to get somewhere etc) If so, what did you end up doing?
No.

Community contributor

Have you been trying to get petrol? What was your experience?
Yes I have been trying to get fuel and couldn't get any for my works vehicle so I had to drive miles juat to get fuel

Have you been impacted by people queueing at petrol stations (eg being stuck in traffic, unable to get somewhere etc) If so, what did you end up doing?
Yes I just think it is stupid people quieing because the government has said not to panic buy and people are so they is going to be more fuel shortage than before juat wish people would listen

Chris Hardcastle

Have you been trying to get petrol? What was your experience?
I didn’t know there was a run on fuel happening. Yesterday was payday for me and I’d planned to fill the car up anyway. I took my daughter to school and stopped for fuel on the way home. Three out of four of the pumps had other vehicles refuelling but there were no queues and I was honestly unaware there was any issue. I filled up as normal and it wasn’t until later in the afternoon that I heard people were panic buying and fuel stations had queues forming as people rushed to refuel.

Have you been impacted by people queueing at petrol stations (eg being stuck in traffic, unable to get somewhere etc) If so, what did you end up doing?
No! When I filled up I was blissfully unaware there was a problem.

Community contributor

Have you been trying to get petrol? What was your experience?
Asda pillgwenlly has petrol. There were 7 in queue in front of me. 2 brilliant asda staff directing traffic. No capping of how much you could buy. I needed to fill up as my dad is in hospital so frequent trips to visit him

Have you been impacted by people queueing at petrol stations (eg being stuck in traffic, unable to get somewhere etc) If so, what did you end up doing?
No. As I said asda staff were brilliant.

Community contributor

Have you been trying to get petrol? What was your experience?
Nope managed to fill up this morning

Have you been impacted by people queueing at petrol stations (eg being stuck in traffic, unable to get somewhere etc) If so, what did you end up doing?
Stuck in traffic taking little girl to softplay and swim lessons.

David Kevin Tudor Davies

Have you been trying to get petrol? What was your experience?
I pulled unaware at Tesco’s to purchase petrol unaware there was panic buying going on . I had to queue for 30 minutes to get to the pumps and only did so because I was running low on fuel. Madness . I imagine a significant number in the gueue were only topping up and did not really need fuel if so mindless idiots. I also blame the government , by telling people not to panic has made them just to that , panic. People really amaze me at times in their actions and reactions.

Have you been impacted by people queueing at petrol stations (eg being stuck in traffic, unable to get somewhere etc) If so, what did you end up doing?
I had no option but to queue needed fuel for work tomorrow . Ystrad Mynach’s tesco’s was gridlocked at 4pm

Patricia Bees

Have you been trying to get petrol? What was your experience?
I've not tried to buy petrol.

Have you been impacted by people queueing at petrol stations (eg being stuck in traffic, unable to get somewhere etc) If so, what did you end up doing?
I was late for an opticians appointment in Cwmbran having been delayed by ridiculously long queues of cars at Sainsburys fuel station causing mayhem. It was a one way system so there was nothing to do but sit it out. So unnecessary.

Daniel Harris

Have you been trying to get petrol? What was your experience?
Yes, long queues

Have you been impacted by people queueing at petrol stations (eg being stuck in traffic, unable to get somewhere etc) If so, what did you end up doing?
Yes, waiting in a queue

Do you have any pictures of queues? Where and when were they taken?

South Wales Argus: Asda blackwood, queueing all the way over the blackwood bridgeAsda blackwood, queueing all the way over the blackwood bridge
Asda blackwood, queueing all the way over the blackwood bridge

Carolyn Trollope

Have you been trying to get petrol? What was your experience?
Unable to do our grocery shop in Sainsbury’s today as everyone was queuing for fuel. 🤯. We normally refuel our tank on a Friday, there were queues in Sainsbury’s & Morrison’s in Cwmbran, causing gridlock. My husband won’t queue, so we drove to the Texaco garage on Avondale Rd, Cwmbran, no problem there at all. Filled tank as normal and bought a few groceries. Why does the government like to put the fear of God into the public. As soon as the word shortage is mentioned the country goes panic buying mad. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Emma Brickley

Have you been trying to get petrol? What was your experience?
I worked to 9 hours in esso it was packed all day long

Do you have any pictures of queues? Where and when were they taken?

South Wales Argus: Esso packedEsso packed
Esso packed

Kelly richards

Have you been trying to get petrol? What was your experience?
I live in Merthyr Tydfil and apart from Asda there are two smaller petrol stations to go too. Both were full and had people queuing trying to get into them causing congestion on the roads

Have you been impacted by people queueing at petrol stations (eg being stuck in traffic, unable to get somewhere etc) If so, what did you end up doing?
We were stuck in traffic trying to get petrol and I had an appointment I needed to get too. I had to cancel it as I wasn’t able to get petrol quick enough to make the appointment in time.

Zoe Mitchell-Niec

Have you been trying to get petrol? What was your experience?
Tesco Abertillery is crazy today with people going nuts for fuel. I needed fuel because I was empty and had to wait half hour because of people panic buying for absolutely no reason.

Have you been impacted by people queueing at petrol stations (eg being stuck in traffic, unable to get somewhere etc) If so, what did you end up doing?
I went to the store first, then went to queue up as my fuel tank was empty. People are panic buying fuel for no reason whatsoever.

Do you have any pictures of queues? Where and when were they taken?

South Wales Argus: Queues at Tesco Abertillery!Queues at Tesco Abertillery!
Queues at Tesco Abertillery!
South Wales Argus: Queues at Tesco Abertillery!Queues at Tesco Abertillery!
Queues at Tesco Abertillery!