2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
Due to the persistent weather chaos, some of the gas stations are running out of fuel. Petrol stations in the most populous federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia are particularly affected.
Some gas stations in Germany ran out of fuel again due to the persistent weather chaos. The Association of the Mineral Oil Industry spoke on Monday of isolated supply bottlenecks for gasoline and diesel - especially in North Rhine-Westphalia, where there was a general driving ban for the transport of dangerous goods. Tanker trucks are not allowed to drive on the slippery roads for safety reasons. "For the mineral oil companies, safety is the top priority," emphasized the association's managing director, Klaus Picard.
Fuel is becoming a scarce commodity
Last Friday, fuel had become a scarce commodity at some petrol stations, especially in the Ore Mountains, the Thuringian Forest and the Harz Mountains. According to the association, some delivery backlogs could be made up by easing the Sunday driving ban in Saxony and Bavaria.
In eastern Germany there were no problems at the beginning of the week, it was said. Germany has a very tight supply network with almost 15,000 filling stations, so that consumers can switch to other filling stations even if individual stations fail, the association said. The current supply bottlenecks are only "regionally limited and temporary events". (dpa)