David Cameron reassures Britain on fuel shortage issue

British Prime Minister David Cameron has taken it upon himself to convince motorists that there is no likelihood of petrol shortage despite an impending strike by tank drivers. This comes after a ghastly incident, in which a mother received 40 per cent burns and is in hospital in critical but safe condition following a fire accident while decanting stockpiled petrol from a jerry can in her kitchen in York. The victim Diane Hill, 46 was one of the several to store petrol fearing a run out after Francis Maude, the Cabinet Office Minister, had advocated “a bit of extra fuel in a jerry can in the garage is a sensible precaution to take”. The advisory has drawn the ire of several Labor Leaders who rooted for his head, holding him responsible for the kitchen fire mishap.

Describing the accident as “a desperate incident and a terrible thing”, Cameron insisted that the government and petrol companies are doing their best to ease the situation in the face of people queuing up petrol at petrol stations in several areas. This has resulted in a shortage of fuel. Expressing sympathy to the Hill family, Cameron said “the fuel companies are working flat out to resupply petrol stations” and that “It is frustrating, I know, when petrol stations have queues. Everything that can be done is being done, but it will take some time.”


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