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Petrol and Diesel fuel shortage !


January 16, 2019 - EV news

Motorists facing fuel shortage after being stranded on tiny Scottish island which has run out of petrol and diesel !

A recent change in haulage laws saw the island’s normal delivery of 2,000 litres cut to just 40 litres a week

shortage of petrol and diesel

Sorry ,we’re out of petrol and diesel !

The filling station in Papa Westray, Orkney was forced to bring in rationing when deliveries were cut.

But the pumps finally ran dry ten days ago — leaving the 90-strong population worrying how they will make their meager supplies last.

And the problem got worse when bad weather meant a planned delivery from Kirkwall on Tuesday had to be scrapped.

Neil Rendall, of the Papay Community Co-operative which runs the pump, said: “There are some folk here who will run out of fuel in their cars this week. Some only have 40 miles left and they need to do 100 in a week.”

A recent change in haulage laws saw the island’s normal delivery of 2,000 litres cut to just 40 litres a week.

Residents discovered the portable fuel bowser they had used to transport petrol was no longer deemed suitable when they tried to re-order three weeks ago.

Drivers now rely on 20-litre barrels arriving one at a time on the ferry. Neil added: “Even when the boats are running, 20 litres per sailing is next to nothing.”

Eco cars based on Mainland Orkney has seen a recent rise is drivers looking to EV’s and ‘ditching the dino pump’ as ICE drivers are getting ‘range anxiety ‘ !
Many of our customer have their own wind turbines or PV panels , so filling up an EV from the wind or the sun, makes so much sense !

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wind powered on Orkney


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