Petrol station stock levels across UK recover to 25%, figures show

There have been shortages of fuel at petrol stations across the UK in recent weeks.

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) say there is 'significant regional variation'.

Stock levels at Britain’s petrol stations recovered to an average of 25% on Sunday, new figures show.

However there was “significant regional variation” ranging from just 16% on average in the South East to 35% in Scotland, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said.

Average stock levels sank to a low of 15% on September 25 – the day after panic buying began.

They were typically at around 33% before the crisis began.

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On Friday September 24, fuel sales were up 80% compared with normal levels.

Sales remained “substantially above” average until the middle of the following week when they “began to trend back to normal levels”, BEIS added.