03 December 2021,   05:16
Petrol shortage in Great Britain

There have been long queues outside garage forecourts for the past few days, writes BBC.

But on Tuesday afternoon, Boris Johnson said the situation was “now stabilizing” and things were “getting better on the forecourts”.

The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) said earlier that “only” 37% of the forecourts it represented were out of petrol on Tuesday.

On Sunday, the PRA - which represents nearly 5,500 of the UK’s 8,000 filling stations - reported up to two-thirds of outlets had run out of fuel.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer called on the government to prioritise fuel for key workers and begin issuing visas to lorry drivers from overseas.