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Sept. 23, 2021, 10:00 a.m. EDT

BP may ration gasoline in U.K. due to truck driver shortage: report

BP (NYS:BP) (LON:UK:BP) may ration gasoline deliveries to its 1,200 gas stations in the U.K. due to a truck driver shortage, U.K. broadcaster ITV reported . While the company was hopeful fuel stocks at forecourts will stabilise and start to rebuild at some point in October, the report quoted BP's head of U.K. retail as saying: "We are are expecting the next few weeks to be really, really difficult." In a emailed statement, BP said it was "experiencing fuel supplies at some" retail sites, with a handful temporarily closed due to lack of unleaded and diesel grades. "These have been caused by delays in the supply chain, which has been impacted by industry-wide driver shortages across the U.K. and we are working hard to address this issue," it said.

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