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calendar   Wednesday - March 28, 2012

out of gas

Mad dash to doc office, pick up Rx for wife .... medicate etc.
Not a fun day.
And surely not fun for the folks trying to buy petrol. Or gas to us yanks.

Reminder of the oil thing with the Arabs in the 70s.
Well, this time the Arabs are us as was put so well in a movie from many yrs ago.  Was it Gorky Park? Might have been.

Anyway, the Arabs here are .....  wait for it cos it’ll be a huge surprise.

Is this the sign of things to come? First petrol stations close as Cabinet minister urges drivers to fill up any spare jerry cans

· Fire Brigade Union said this advice is wrong and would be a fire risk
· The AA says motorists should not change their petrol buying habits
· Motorists seen queuing at pumps in Bristol, Liverpool and Kent
· Minister Francis Maude says a strike would put lives at risk
· Labour accuses Downing Street of fuelling mass rush to the pumps

By JAMES CHAPMAN, GERRI PEEV and EMILY ALLEN

Forecourts across Britain have started to run dry this morning as motorists rush to the pumps ahead of a possible driver tanker strike.
It comes as a Government minister today suggested people should prepare for a fuel shortage by filling up any spare jerry cans - even though the strike hasn’t been called yet.
Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude also condemned the industrial action warning that lives would be at stake if the strike goes ahead.
Queues at the pumps came despite strong warnings from motoring organisations not to panic buy fuel. Drivers were pictured filling their cars up at petrol stations in Liverpool, Preston and Kent, while pumps ran dry at a petrol station in Wilmslow, Cheshire.

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