Fuel shortages and long queues have brought petrol stations to their knees across the country this weekend- and Newport is no exception. 

South Wales Argus readers shared their frustration on Facebook after a shortage in HGV drivers led to some stations only selling diesel over the weekend.

The Sainsbury's petrol station in Newport also closed yesterday as a result of the panic buying.

For the latest news on closures and other updates during the current fuel crisis, follow our live blog.


Multiple reports have said that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering a major law change that would see the army delivering fuel as the cris continues.

Transport Secretary has refused to rule out military intervention with a decision likely to come today.

Meanwhile, the AA has told drivers not to “fill up outside of their normal routines".

“Even if the occasional petrol station is temporarily closed, others just down the road will be open," it said.

Here is a list of your local petrol stations that are open for 24 hours to help you avoid the queues and get through this fuel crisis.

Where can I get fuel in Newport?



17-25 Chepstow Rd, Newport NP19 8BW



1 Malpas Rd, Newport NP20 5PA


ESSO EG Stow Hill

Stow Hill, Newport NP20 4GA


BP Petrol Station

Malpas Rd, Newport NP20 6NF


ESSO MFG Newport

Malpas Rd, Newport NP20 6NF


ASDA Petrol Station

Pencarn Way, Duffryn, Newport NP10 8XL



Buy fuel as normal


The government continue to urge the public to buy fuel as normal, and to not panic stock.
A Government spokeswoman said: “There is no shortage of fuel in the UK, and people should continue to buy fuel as normal.

“We recognise the challenges facing industry and have already taken action to increase the supply of HGV drivers, including streamlining the process for new drivers and increasing the number of driving tests.

“We continue to closely monitor labour supply and work with sector leaders to understand how we can best ease particular pinch points.”