UK gas shortages ease, but situation worsens around London

Stefania Spezzati | Bloomberg

The move to deploy the British Army to deliver gas only went part-way to reassuring motorists as the supply crisis gripping the U.K. extends into a second week.

The Petrol Retailers Association, which represents independent filling stations, said there’s been “a distinct improvement” for the country as a whole, but conditions are still poor in many regions.

“In London and the Southeast, and possibly parts of eastern England, if anything it has got worse,” the PRA’s Brian Madderson told the BBC on Saturday. Rising prices at the pump would be the next shoe to drop, he said, as global oil prices jump.

In all, the association

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