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Pump rage at Sussex petrol stations

The Argus: The Texaco garage in Telscombe Cliffs ran out of fuel due to panic-buying Buy this photo The Texaco garage in Telscombe Cliffs ran out of fuel due to panic-buying

Frustrated motorists became embroiled in pump rage incidents as petrol panic spread across Sussex yesterday.

Fuel stations reported customers shouting, swearing and beeping their horns while waiting in long queues as panic-buying left many garages dry.

Despite widespread advice not to rush to stock up, long queues formed at almost every fuel station in the county.

Today (March 30) the tanker drivers' union Unite confirmed no strike is planned for the Easter weekend

Angry customers began rowing outside the petrol station at Asda in Hollingbury amid accusations of queue jumping, as the lines of cars stretched from the forecourt as far as Carden Avenue.

One member of staff, trying to keep customers calm as she ushered them to the pumps, said: “It has been crazy.

“We have had people screaming, shouting and swearing.

“They’ve been getting frustrated and getting into rows.

“Everyone who’s come in here has said ‘I’ve just run out’. But we’re never normally this busy.”

Customers described disputes between queue-jumping motorists and those frustrated with the wait.

Motorists' anger

Dylan Brown, of Brighton, said: “I have seen people getting pretty angry.

“I saw one member of staff having to manhandle someone who was trying to jump the queue.

“But I have filled my tank up to the very top which I very rarely do and filled two cans as well because I’ve got a long journey to the Lake District.”

Gardener Mark Sheehan said fellow customers had been giving him “angry glares” as he filled two cans of petrol for his mowers.

Michelle Watson, of the Texaco garage in Telescombe Cliffs, said: “We closed at about 12.30pm after selling three days’ worth of fuel in a day.

“There’s no shortage, we had the same amount as normal - it’s just everyone panicking.

“People are buying too much. The average we’ve been selling has been £50 to £100 per customer but usually people just put £20 in.

“It is ridiculous and it’s the customers’ fault.”

One driver was so desperate to squeeze every last drop of fuel into their tank, the fire brigade had to be called out.

Fuel spillage

Firefighters were called to the fuel spillage to put sand on the carriageway after the car’s tank was overfilled in Deerswood Road, Crawley.

The Petrol Retailers Association said that unleaded sales had shot up 81% and diesel by 43% in the past couple of days.

There were also unconfirmed reports of garages around Sussex putting their prices up to “cash in” on the crisis.

Motoring groups said that mixed messages from the government – including Horsham MP Francis Maude’s suggestion that drivers should stock up on cans of petrol - had created pandemonium at the pumps.

AA president Edmund King said: "We now have self-inflicted shortages due to poor advice about topping up the tank and hoarding in jerry cans.

"This in turn has led to localised shortages, queues and some profiteering at the pumps.

"There is no fuel tanker strike and therefore if drivers followed normal fuel buying patterns there would be no fuel shortage whatsoever.”

As petrol panic swept across the county, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service warned people of the risks of storing petrol.

Director of protection and prevention Andy Reynolds said: “At present there is no reason to believe that there will be any petrol shortage and our advice to members of the public is not to store any additional supplies. “However, for those people that do, please remember that petrol is classed as highly flammable and produces explosive vapour at room temperature.

“Treat it with care.”

Motorists were also warned that it is a criminal offence to store more than 30 litres of petrol and there are strict legal and safety guidelines on how it must be stored.

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11:54am Fri 30 Mar 12

GreggWallace says...

As we all know everyone gets out the way the moment you become a foul mouthed horn beeping scrote.
As we all know everyone gets out the way the moment you become a foul mouthed horn beeping scrote. GreggWallace
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12:02pm Fri 30 Mar 12

Stripes says...

In the words of Alan Partridge "This Country".
In the words of Alan Partridge "This Country". Stripes
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12:22pm Fri 30 Mar 12

bigfella777 says...

Ive never seen those sort of problems at the cycle racks before.
Ive never seen those sort of problems at the cycle racks before. bigfella777
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12:31pm Fri 30 Mar 12

All 9 of me says...

I'm selling diesel by appointment only, £3 a litre while stocks last, take it or leave it.
I'm selling diesel by appointment only, £3 a litre while stocks last, take it or leave it. All 9 of me
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12:36pm Fri 30 Mar 12

melfromhove says...

Should have gone to Sainsbury's at Hangleton last night - huge queues perfectly supervised and controlled by Andy - total queuing time about 3 minutes!!! Well done
Should have gone to Sainsbury's at Hangleton last night - huge queues perfectly supervised and controlled by Andy - total queuing time about 3 minutes!!! Well done melfromhove
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12:46pm Fri 30 Mar 12

Charismatic Andrew says...

All 9 of me wrote:
I'm selling diesel by appointment only, £3 a litre while stocks last, take it or leave it.
I'm selling tampons. 5 boxes for £1. While stocks last. No strings attached.
[quote][p][bold]All 9 of me[/bold] wrote: I'm selling diesel by appointment only, £3 a litre while stocks last, take it or leave it.[/p][/quote]I'm selling tampons. 5 boxes for £1. While stocks last. No strings attached. Charismatic Andrew
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1:41pm Fri 30 Mar 12

fedupwithgreens says...

Just read on sky news a women suffered 40% burns as she transfered petrol from one can to another, petrol exploded,u just couldnt make it up!! What a total and utter pratt that mp was for suggesting we store fuel in cans!!! Meanwhile im selling 'peckham spring water' for £5 per litre if anyones interested
Just read on sky news a women suffered 40% burns as she transfered petrol from one can to another, petrol exploded,u just couldnt make it up!! What a total and utter pratt that mp was for suggesting we store fuel in cans!!! Meanwhile im selling 'peckham spring water' for £5 per litre if anyones interested fedupwithgreens
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1:53pm Fri 30 Mar 12

Barney123 says...

Umm... Petrol Panic buying - great way for the Government to maximise tax revenue before the start of the new tax year....
Umm... Petrol Panic buying - great way for the Government to maximise tax revenue before the start of the new tax year.... Barney123
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2:01pm Fri 30 Mar 12

fedupwithgreens says...

My car loves veg oil!!!! Hahahahahaha buy in bulk its cheaper!!! Only works on oldish diesel cars,happy shopping
My car loves veg oil!!!! Hahahahahaha buy in bulk its cheaper!!! Only works on oldish diesel cars,happy shopping fedupwithgreens
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2:06pm Fri 30 Mar 12

leach1527 says...

One dreads to think what would happen in this country if there was a real crisis of some sort.

We were once a decent temperate mild mannered nation. These days it seems to take very little to engender some pretty unpleasant piggish behaviour.

I don't want to tar everyone with the same brush but there is now far more impatience and intolerance from people when they can't immediately get their own way.
One dreads to think what would happen in this country if there was a real crisis of some sort. We were once a decent temperate mild mannered nation. These days it seems to take very little to engender some pretty unpleasant piggish behaviour. I don't want to tar everyone with the same brush but there is now far more impatience and intolerance from people when they can't immediately get their own way. leach1527
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2:29pm Fri 30 Mar 12

GreggWallace says...

fedupwithgreens wrote:
Just read on sky news a women suffered 40% burns as she transfered petrol from one can to another, petrol exploded,u just couldnt make it up!! What a total and utter pratt that mp was for suggesting we store fuel in cans!!! Meanwhile im selling 'peckham spring water' for £5 per litre if anyones interested
You did see the bit where she had the gas oven on at the time...? Whilst what Mr. Maude said was foolish, you can't stop someone who didn't twig handling petrol, indoors, with the gas stove on the go would be a perfectly sensible thing to do.

I feel sorry for the lady of course and I wish her and her family well, it must be horrible. But it's a nasty accident.
[quote][p][bold]fedupwithgreens[/bold] wrote: Just read on sky news a women suffered 40% burns as she transfered petrol from one can to another, petrol exploded,u just couldnt make it up!! What a total and utter pratt that mp was for suggesting we store fuel in cans!!! Meanwhile im selling 'peckham spring water' for £5 per litre if anyones interested[/p][/quote]You did see the bit where she had the gas oven on at the time...? Whilst what Mr. Maude said was foolish, you can't stop someone who didn't twig handling petrol, indoors, with the gas stove on the go would be a perfectly sensible thing to do. I feel sorry for the lady of course and I wish her and her family well, it must be horrible. But it's a nasty accident. GreggWallace
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2:34pm Fri 30 Mar 12

GreggWallace says...

leach1527 wrote:
One dreads to think what would happen in this country if there was a real crisis of some sort.

We were once a decent temperate mild mannered nation. These days it seems to take very little to engender some pretty unpleasant piggish behaviour.

I don't want to tar everyone with the same brush but there is now far more impatience and intolerance from people when they can't immediately get their own way.
Hear hear!

A lot of people are too used to always getting it their way when it used to be the case that we'd shoulder the problem between us to help us all a little. Now it's all smash, grab.

We as a nation romanticise how our parents and grandparents corageously saw off the Nazi threat in WW2, but if the same was to happen today, I would fear for our country as I don't think we have the backbone and strength of character to see us through.

I can't recall why but there was a milk shortage a few years ago, I popped into the local Co-Op to get something other than milk and watched a middle aged man take the last 3 1 litre milk containers off the shelf, right in front of an old lady who looked quite tired from the walk, looked at her, then queued up. The old dear looked so crestfallen.

I did my bit by dropping a thermos of milk off at her house later that day, although I feel guilty I didn't say something to the chump but I didn't want to cause a scene in front of this poor lady.
[quote][p][bold]leach1527[/bold] wrote: One dreads to think what would happen in this country if there was a real crisis of some sort. We were once a decent temperate mild mannered nation. These days it seems to take very little to engender some pretty unpleasant piggish behaviour. I don't want to tar everyone with the same brush but there is now far more impatience and intolerance from people when they can't immediately get their own way.[/p][/quote]Hear hear! A lot of people are too used to always getting it their way when it used to be the case that we'd shoulder the problem between us to help us all a little. Now it's all smash, grab. We as a nation romanticise how our parents and grandparents corageously saw off the Nazi threat in WW2, but if the same was to happen today, I would fear for our country as I don't think we have the backbone and strength of character to see us through. I can't recall why but there was a milk shortage a few years ago, I popped into the local Co-Op to get something other than milk and watched a middle aged man take the last 3 1 litre milk containers off the shelf, right in front of an old lady who looked quite tired from the walk, looked at her, then queued up. The old dear looked so crestfallen. I did my bit by dropping a thermos of milk off at her house later that day, although I feel guilty I didn't say something to the chump but I didn't want to cause a scene in front of this poor lady. GreggWallace
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2:39pm Fri 30 Mar 12

fascinator says...

Are you saying that there wasn't a black market and profiteering during the 2nd World War? Or are you saying our troops today aren't as well trained and prepared as they were in the 40's?
Are you saying that there wasn't a black market and profiteering during the 2nd World War? Or are you saying our troops today aren't as well trained and prepared as they were in the 40's? fascinator
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2:47pm Fri 30 Mar 12

MuammarQaddafi says...

Speaking of the war, I don't see any reason not to re-introduce petrol rationing. It would be a powerful prompt toward sensible behaviour and a reminder that petrol is, after all, a limited resource--to which far too many people feel they should by right have unlimited access.
Speaking of the war, I don't see any reason not to re-introduce petrol rationing. It would be a powerful prompt toward sensible behaviour and a reminder that petrol is, after all, a limited resource--to which far too many people feel they should by right have unlimited access. MuammarQaddafi
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3:05pm Fri 30 Mar 12

fredaj says...

No queues at Lyons Farm (2:30pm) but that's probably because they have no unleaded left.
No queues at Lyons Farm (2:30pm) but that's probably because they have no unleaded left. fredaj
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3:25pm Fri 30 Mar 12

leobrighton says...

Motorist and Selfish Moron are one and the same thing.
Motorist and Selfish Moron are one and the same thing. leobrighton
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3:44pm Fri 30 Mar 12

Morpheus says...

fedupwithgreens wrote:
Just read on sky news a women suffered 40% burns as she transfered petrol from one can to another, petrol exploded,u just couldnt make it up!! What a total and utter pratt that mp was for suggesting we store fuel in cans!!! Meanwhile im selling 'peckham spring water' for £5 per litre if anyones interested
I think you will find that many people store fuel in cans to use with their lawn mowers.
[quote][p][bold]fedupwithgreens[/bold] wrote: Just read on sky news a women suffered 40% burns as she transfered petrol from one can to another, petrol exploded,u just couldnt make it up!! What a total and utter pratt that mp was for suggesting we store fuel in cans!!! Meanwhile im selling 'peckham spring water' for £5 per litre if anyones interested[/p][/quote]I think you will find that many people store fuel in cans to use with their lawn mowers. Morpheus
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3:51pm Fri 30 Mar 12

Morpheus says...

Government tells people that smoking kills; people continue to smoke. Government tells people that excessive drinking is bad for health; people get drunk. Government warns over poor diet; people ignore it. Government warns about lack of exercise; people put their feet up. Government suggest taking precautions about possible fuel shortages at some unknown date; people panic. You cannot make this up. What is wrong with this country?
Government tells people that smoking kills; people continue to smoke. Government tells people that excessive drinking is bad for health; people get drunk. Government warns over poor diet; people ignore it. Government warns about lack of exercise; people put their feet up. Government suggest taking precautions about possible fuel shortages at some unknown date; people panic. You cannot make this up. What is wrong with this country? Morpheus
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4:34pm Fri 30 Mar 12

bas466 says...

Just hope none of these idiots needs the police or an ambulance, cos, the way it's going, they won't get them - ambulances and police cars also need fuel, be it petrol or diesel!! Plus, with the long queues at the pumps spilling out onto roads causes major congestion - another way to hold up the emergency services. Maybe some people should stop being selfish and stop panicking that they won't be able to use their car to drive the 10 minute journey to work or take Johnny to school
Just hope none of these idiots needs the police or an ambulance, cos, the way it's going, they won't get them - ambulances and police cars also need fuel, be it petrol or diesel!! Plus, with the long queues at the pumps spilling out onto roads causes major congestion - another way to hold up the emergency services. Maybe some people should stop being selfish and stop panicking that they won't be able to use their car to drive the 10 minute journey to work or take Johnny to school bas466
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6:42pm Fri 30 Mar 12

NAMVAP says...

£1.459 for diesel on Monday and today it is £1.469 at Texaco in Telscombe Cliffs so profit being made thanks to the fools who have now spent between 2.5 and 5 times the amount they normally spend. Doctors are now thinking of striking so I suggest the panicers start forming queues outside their surguries in case they are going to be ill LOL
£1.459 for diesel on Monday and today it is £1.469 at Texaco in Telscombe Cliffs so profit being made thanks to the fools who have now spent between 2.5 and 5 times the amount they normally spend. Doctors are now thinking of striking so I suggest the panicers start forming queues outside their surguries in case they are going to be ill LOL NAMVAP
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7:53pm Fri 30 Mar 12

KeefyH44 says...

MuammarQaddafi wrote:
Speaking of the war, I don't see any reason not to re-introduce petrol rationing. It would be a powerful prompt toward sensible behaviour and a reminder that petrol is, after all, a limited resource--to which far too many people feel they should by right have unlimited access.
I mentioned the war once but I think I got away with it! ;=p
[quote][p][bold]MuammarQaddafi[/bold] wrote: Speaking of the war, I don't see any reason not to re-introduce petrol rationing. It would be a powerful prompt toward sensible behaviour and a reminder that petrol is, after all, a limited resource--to which far too many people feel they should by right have unlimited access.[/p][/quote]I mentioned the war once but I think I got away with it! ;=p KeefyH44
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8:25pm Fri 30 Mar 12

ghost bus driver says...

fedupwithgreens wrote:
Just read on sky news a women suffered 40% burns as she transfered petrol from one can to another, petrol exploded,u just couldnt make it up!! What a total and utter pratt that mp was for suggesting we store fuel in cans!!! Meanwhile im selling 'peckham spring water' for £5 per litre if anyones interested
She had the gas ring lit while doing it. That's what ignited the vapour. Still a very stupid thing to do, and a very stupid thing to suggest stockpiling it.
[quote][p][bold]fedupwithgreens[/bold] wrote: Just read on sky news a women suffered 40% burns as she transfered petrol from one can to another, petrol exploded,u just couldnt make it up!! What a total and utter pratt that mp was for suggesting we store fuel in cans!!! Meanwhile im selling 'peckham spring water' for £5 per litre if anyones interested[/p][/quote]She had the gas ring lit while doing it. That's what ignited the vapour. Still a very stupid thing to do, and a very stupid thing to suggest stockpiling it. ghost bus driver
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9:13pm Fri 30 Mar 12

KeefyH44 says...

ghost bus driver wrote:
fedupwithgreens wrote:
Just read on sky news a women suffered 40% burns as she transfered petrol from one can to another, petrol exploded,u just couldnt make it up!! What a total and utter pratt that mp was for suggesting we store fuel in cans!!! Meanwhile im selling 'peckham spring water' for £5 per litre if anyones interested
She had the gas ring lit while doing it. That's what ignited the vapour. Still a very stupid thing to do, and a very stupid thing to suggest stockpiling it.
I carry a full, explosion proof gallon can in my boot all the time. The idea is that in a collision, the can cannot explode. I think it should be illegal to sell poly containers for petrol. They are inherently a fire risk, an accident waiting to happen. I understand that this didn't happen here, the lady obviously was unaware that it's the vapour not the liquid that is flammable, and extremely so. The warm kitchen must have vapourised the fuel more quickly and the naked flame ignited it. Tragic but preventable. I hope she recovers.
[quote][p][bold]ghost bus driver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fedupwithgreens[/bold] wrote: Just read on sky news a women suffered 40% burns as she transfered petrol from one can to another, petrol exploded,u just couldnt make it up!! What a total and utter pratt that mp was for suggesting we store fuel in cans!!! Meanwhile im selling 'peckham spring water' for £5 per litre if anyones interested[/p][/quote]She had the gas ring lit while doing it. That's what ignited the vapour. Still a very stupid thing to do, and a very stupid thing to suggest stockpiling it.[/p][/quote]I carry a full, explosion proof gallon can in my boot all the time. The idea is that in a collision, the can cannot explode. I think it should be illegal to sell poly containers for petrol. They are inherently a fire risk, an accident waiting to happen. I understand that this didn't happen here, the lady obviously was unaware that it's the vapour not the liquid that is flammable, and extremely so. The warm kitchen must have vapourised the fuel more quickly and the naked flame ignited it. Tragic but preventable. I hope she recovers. KeefyH44
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10:07pm Fri 30 Mar 12

corsair1 says...

Morpheus wrote:
Government tells people that smoking kills; people continue to smoke. Government tells people that excessive drinking is bad for health; people get drunk. Government warns over poor diet; people ignore it. Government warns about lack of exercise; people put their feet up. Government suggest taking precautions about possible fuel shortages at some unknown date; people panic. You cannot make this up. What is wrong with this country?
Please don't anyone mention a snowflake could fall I have to go to Asda tomorrow, and Whoosh the shelves will be empty.
[quote][p][bold]Morpheus[/bold] wrote: Government tells people that smoking kills; people continue to smoke. Government tells people that excessive drinking is bad for health; people get drunk. Government warns over poor diet; people ignore it. Government warns about lack of exercise; people put their feet up. Government suggest taking precautions about possible fuel shortages at some unknown date; people panic. You cannot make this up. What is wrong with this country?[/p][/quote]Please don't anyone mention a snowflake could fall I have to go to Asda tomorrow, and Whoosh the shelves will be empty. corsair1
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11:02pm Fri 30 Mar 12

worthingite says...

GreggWallace wrote:
As we all know everyone gets out the way the moment you become a foul mouthed horn beeping scrote.
Good man - thank goodness there are still some true gents left in 2012 !!!

As for handbags at the pumps - what a load of rubbish - this is England - we are a nation of people who queue in an orderly fashion ! ( bar the odd **** )
[quote][p][bold]GreggWallace[/bold] wrote: As we all know everyone gets out the way the moment you become a foul mouthed horn beeping scrote.[/p][/quote]Good man - thank goodness there are still some true gents left in 2012 !!! As for handbags at the pumps - what a load of rubbish - this is England - we are a nation of people who queue in an orderly fashion ! ( bar the odd **** ) worthingite
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11:07pm Fri 30 Mar 12

worthingite says...

To Gregwallace - I slipped up there I was referring to your kind gesture with the milk - I used the wrong quote :-)
To Gregwallace - I slipped up there I was referring to your kind gesture with the milk - I used the wrong quote :-) worthingite
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11:07pm Fri 30 Mar 12

CHARLES C says...

AS A OWNER OF A SERVICE STATION OUR FUEL MARGIN ON UNLEADED HAS BEEN UNDER 2PPL AND DIESEL UNDER 2.5PPL YOUR MAIN INCOME COMES FROM THE SHOP AND CAR WASH
THE FUEL PRICE IN GENERAL TO DEALERS HAS GONE UP
146.9 AT TELSCOMBE CLIFFS IS THE SAME AS THE SHELL GARAGE
AT THE END OF THE DAY IF ANY ONE WHO MAKES COMMENTS ON THIS SITE COULD DO BETTER PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR OWN SERVICE STATION THEN AFTER YOUR FIRST 12 MONTHS TRADING PLEASE COME BACK TO US ON THIS MATTER
PRICES ON AVERAGE FOR A SERVICE STATION WILL RANGE FROM £5OOK TO 2MILLION TO PURCHASE A FREEHOLD SITE GOOD LUCK IF YOU HAVE THE BALLS TO DO SO ??
AS A OWNER OF A SERVICE STATION OUR FUEL MARGIN ON UNLEADED HAS BEEN UNDER 2PPL AND DIESEL UNDER 2.5PPL YOUR MAIN INCOME COMES FROM THE SHOP AND CAR WASH THE FUEL PRICE IN GENERAL TO DEALERS HAS GONE UP 146.9 AT TELSCOMBE CLIFFS IS THE SAME AS THE SHELL GARAGE AT THE END OF THE DAY IF ANY ONE WHO MAKES COMMENTS ON THIS SITE COULD DO BETTER PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR OWN SERVICE STATION THEN AFTER YOUR FIRST 12 MONTHS TRADING PLEASE COME BACK TO US ON THIS MATTER PRICES ON AVERAGE FOR A SERVICE STATION WILL RANGE FROM £5OOK TO 2MILLION TO PURCHASE A FREEHOLD SITE GOOD LUCK IF YOU HAVE THE BALLS TO DO SO ?? CHARLES C
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11:21pm Fri 30 Mar 12

hubby says...

You absolute mugs.There is no petrol crisis.You are just sheep being led by the government to top up their coffers with taxes.
Soooooo stupid.
You absolute mugs.There is no petrol crisis.You are just sheep being led by the government to top up their coffers with taxes. Soooooo stupid. hubby
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12:32am Sat 31 Mar 12

KeefyH44 says...

CHARLES C wrote:
AS A OWNER OF A SERVICE STATION OUR FUEL MARGIN ON UNLEADED HAS BEEN UNDER 2PPL AND DIESEL UNDER 2.5PPL YOUR MAIN INCOME COMES FROM THE SHOP AND CAR WASH
THE FUEL PRICE IN GENERAL TO DEALERS HAS GONE UP
146.9 AT TELSCOMBE CLIFFS IS THE SAME AS THE SHELL GARAGE
AT THE END OF THE DAY IF ANY ONE WHO MAKES COMMENTS ON THIS SITE COULD DO BETTER PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR OWN SERVICE STATION THEN AFTER YOUR FIRST 12 MONTHS TRADING PLEASE COME BACK TO US ON THIS MATTER
PRICES ON AVERAGE FOR A SERVICE STATION WILL RANGE FROM £5OOK TO 2MILLION TO PURCHASE A FREEHOLD SITE GOOD LUCK IF YOU HAVE THE BALLS TO DO SO ??
I think most intelligent and informed people are aware of this. It's always the front line people who pay and take the risks while the fat cats get richer on their backs and the backs of the rest of us.
[quote][p][bold]CHARLES C[/bold] wrote: AS A OWNER OF A SERVICE STATION OUR FUEL MARGIN ON UNLEADED HAS BEEN UNDER 2PPL AND DIESEL UNDER 2.5PPL YOUR MAIN INCOME COMES FROM THE SHOP AND CAR WASH THE FUEL PRICE IN GENERAL TO DEALERS HAS GONE UP 146.9 AT TELSCOMBE CLIFFS IS THE SAME AS THE SHELL GARAGE AT THE END OF THE DAY IF ANY ONE WHO MAKES COMMENTS ON THIS SITE COULD DO BETTER PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR OWN SERVICE STATION THEN AFTER YOUR FIRST 12 MONTHS TRADING PLEASE COME BACK TO US ON THIS MATTER PRICES ON AVERAGE FOR A SERVICE STATION WILL RANGE FROM £5OOK TO 2MILLION TO PURCHASE A FREEHOLD SITE GOOD LUCK IF YOU HAVE THE BALLS TO DO SO ??[/p][/quote]I think most intelligent and informed people are aware of this. It's always the front line people who pay and take the risks while the fat cats get richer on their backs and the backs of the rest of us. KeefyH44
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12:36am Sat 31 Mar 12

Sheila Blige says...

Charismatic Andrew wrote:
All 9 of me wrote:
I'm selling diesel by appointment only, £3 a litre while stocks last, take it or leave it.
I'm selling tampons. 5 boxes for £1. While stocks last. No strings attached.
I'm also selling tampons at just 50p a box, no strings attached, for a limited period only....I'm not b*oody joking!
[quote][p][bold]Charismatic Andrew[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]All 9 of me[/bold] wrote: I'm selling diesel by appointment only, £3 a litre while stocks last, take it or leave it.[/p][/quote]I'm selling tampons. 5 boxes for £1. While stocks last. No strings attached.[/p][/quote]I'm also selling tampons at just 50p a box, no strings attached, for a limited period only....I'm not b*oody joking! Sheila Blige
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1:12am Sat 31 Mar 12

fedupwithgreens says...

KeefyH44 wrote:
CHARLES C wrote: AS A OWNER OF A SERVICE STATION OUR FUEL MARGIN ON UNLEADED HAS BEEN UNDER 2PPL AND DIESEL UNDER 2.5PPL YOUR MAIN INCOME COMES FROM THE SHOP AND CAR WASH THE FUEL PRICE IN GENERAL TO DEALERS HAS GONE UP 146.9 AT TELSCOMBE CLIFFS IS THE SAME AS THE SHELL GARAGE AT THE END OF THE DAY IF ANY ONE WHO MAKES COMMENTS ON THIS SITE COULD DO BETTER PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR OWN SERVICE STATION THEN AFTER YOUR FIRST 12 MONTHS TRADING PLEASE COME BACK TO US ON THIS MATTER PRICES ON AVERAGE FOR A SERVICE STATION WILL RANGE FROM £5OOK TO 2MILLION TO PURCHASE A FREEHOLD SITE GOOD LUCK IF YOU HAVE THE BALLS TO DO SO ??
I think most intelligent and informed people are aware of this. It's always the front line people who pay and take the risks while the fat cats get richer on their backs and the backs of the rest of us.
Why are you moaning about something you dont really sound interested in owning/running!! Perhaps a seasonal 'speedboat' business from the marina,id pay £15 for a 30 min woosh around the pier/seafront,perhap
s time to get the wetsuits out and start bloody smiling instead of this poxy country where people just winge winge winge!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]KeefyH44[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHARLES C[/bold] wrote: AS A OWNER OF A SERVICE STATION OUR FUEL MARGIN ON UNLEADED HAS BEEN UNDER 2PPL AND DIESEL UNDER 2.5PPL YOUR MAIN INCOME COMES FROM THE SHOP AND CAR WASH THE FUEL PRICE IN GENERAL TO DEALERS HAS GONE UP 146.9 AT TELSCOMBE CLIFFS IS THE SAME AS THE SHELL GARAGE AT THE END OF THE DAY IF ANY ONE WHO MAKES COMMENTS ON THIS SITE COULD DO BETTER PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR OWN SERVICE STATION THEN AFTER YOUR FIRST 12 MONTHS TRADING PLEASE COME BACK TO US ON THIS MATTER PRICES ON AVERAGE FOR A SERVICE STATION WILL RANGE FROM £5OOK TO 2MILLION TO PURCHASE A FREEHOLD SITE GOOD LUCK IF YOU HAVE THE BALLS TO DO SO ??[/p][/quote]I think most intelligent and informed people are aware of this. It's always the front line people who pay and take the risks while the fat cats get richer on their backs and the backs of the rest of us.[/p][/quote]Why are you moaning about something you dont really sound interested in owning/running!! Perhaps a seasonal 'speedboat' business from the marina,id pay £15 for a 30 min woosh around the pier/seafront,perhap s time to get the wetsuits out and start bloody smiling instead of this poxy country where people just winge winge winge!!!!! fedupwithgreens
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1:14am Sat 31 Mar 12

fedupwithgreens says...

hubby wrote:
You absolute mugs.There is no petrol crisis.You are just sheep being led by the government to top up their coffers with taxes. Soooooo stupid.
I think you meen 'lemmings' talk about a 'conditioned/groomed
' nation of sad numpties!!!!
[quote][p][bold]hubby[/bold] wrote: You absolute mugs.There is no petrol crisis.You are just sheep being led by the government to top up their coffers with taxes. Soooooo stupid.[/p][/quote]I think you meen 'lemmings' talk about a 'conditioned/groomed ' nation of sad numpties!!!! fedupwithgreens
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1:15am Sat 31 Mar 12

fedupwithgreens says...

hubby wrote:
You absolute mugs.There is no petrol crisis.You are just sheep being led by the government to top up their coffers with taxes. Soooooo stupid.
I think you meen 'lemmings' talk about a 'conditioned/groomed
' nation of sad numpties by this and past useless governments!!!
[quote][p][bold]hubby[/bold] wrote: You absolute mugs.There is no petrol crisis.You are just sheep being led by the government to top up their coffers with taxes. Soooooo stupid.[/p][/quote]I think you meen 'lemmings' talk about a 'conditioned/groomed ' nation of sad numpties by this and past useless governments!!! fedupwithgreens
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2:04am Sat 31 Mar 12

brightonian57 says...

A classic example of a government causing total panic over absolutely nothing. If I was a cynic I might say they did it to raise millions of lovely fuel tax pounds to help balance the books a few days before the financial year ends, but the wouldn't do that would they?. . . .Of course they would, and they did.
A classic example of a government causing total panic over absolutely nothing. If I was a cynic I might say they did it to raise millions of lovely fuel tax pounds to help balance the books a few days before the financial year ends, but the wouldn't do that would they?. . . .Of course they would, and they did. brightonian57
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2:23am Sat 31 Mar 12

chris elmes says...

brightonian57 wrote:
A classic example of a government causing total panic over absolutely nothing. If I was a cynic I might say they did it to raise millions of lovely fuel tax pounds to help balance the books a few days before the financial year ends, but the wouldn't do that would they?. . . .Of course they would, and they did.
Yes but you forgot the added bonus of a)Creating resentment against the tanker drivers prior to any industrial action and more importantly b) Distracting attention from Camermong and his Con party's shady financial dealings off the front pages.
[quote][p][bold]brightonian57[/bold] wrote: A classic example of a government causing total panic over absolutely nothing. If I was a cynic I might say they did it to raise millions of lovely fuel tax pounds to help balance the books a few days before the financial year ends, but the wouldn't do that would they?. . . .Of course they would, and they did.[/p][/quote]Yes but you forgot the added bonus of a)Creating resentment against the tanker drivers prior to any industrial action and more importantly b) Distracting attention from Camermong and his Con party's shady financial dealings off the front pages. chris elmes
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10:47am Sat 31 Mar 12

DWALewis says...

Rather conveniently takes "dinner-gate" off the front pages!
Rather conveniently takes "dinner-gate" off the front pages! DWALewis
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10:58am Sat 31 Mar 12

SimonS says...

I agree the Government have to shoulder a lot of the blame for this panic buying, but those who are panic buying are idiots, and the press are making a bad situation worse by reporting on the panic buying.
I agree the Government have to shoulder a lot of the blame for this panic buying, but those who are panic buying are idiots, and the press are making a bad situation worse by reporting on the panic buying. SimonS
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5:19pm Sat 31 Mar 12

fedupwithgreens says...

Morpheus wrote:
Government tells people that smoking kills; people continue to smoke. Government tells people that excessive drinking is bad for health; people get drunk. Government warns over poor diet; people ignore it. Government warns about lack of exercise; people put their feet up. Government suggest taking precautions about possible fuel shortages at some unknown date; people panic. You cannot make this up. What is wrong with this country?
Its the'blind leading the blind' thats what happens when a corrupt government conditions the entire country, ive got 2 words for them, and the second words 'off'
[quote][p][bold]Morpheus[/bold] wrote: Government tells people that smoking kills; people continue to smoke. Government tells people that excessive drinking is bad for health; people get drunk. Government warns over poor diet; people ignore it. Government warns about lack of exercise; people put their feet up. Government suggest taking precautions about possible fuel shortages at some unknown date; people panic. You cannot make this up. What is wrong with this country?[/p][/quote]Its the'blind leading the blind' thats what happens when a corrupt government conditions the entire country, ive got 2 words for them, and the second words 'off' fedupwithgreens
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5:22pm Sat 31 Mar 12

fedupwithgreens says...

fedupwithgreens wrote:
hubby wrote:
You absolute mugs.There is no petrol crisis.You are just sheep being led by the government to top up their coffers with taxes. Soooooo stupid.
I think you meen 'lemmings' talk about a 'conditioned/groomed

' nation of sad numpties!!!!
Yeah i stand corrected!!!
[quote][p][bold]fedupwithgreens[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hubby[/bold] wrote: You absolute mugs.There is no petrol crisis.You are just sheep being led by the government to top up their coffers with taxes. Soooooo stupid.[/p][/quote]I think you meen 'lemmings' talk about a 'conditioned/groomed ' nation of sad numpties!!!![/p][/quote]Yeah i stand corrected!!! fedupwithgreens
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5:24pm Sat 31 Mar 12

fedupwithgreens says...

Panic panic panic oxygen is running low!!! Ive got 'bottled' air for sale
Panic panic panic oxygen is running low!!! Ive got 'bottled' air for sale fedupwithgreens
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6:50pm Sat 31 Mar 12

John Steed says...

CHARLES C wrote:
AS A OWNER OF A SERVICE STATION OUR FUEL MARGIN ON UNLEADED HAS BEEN UNDER 2PPL AND DIESEL UNDER 2.5PPL YOUR MAIN INCOME COMES FROM THE SHOP AND CAR WASH
THE FUEL PRICE IN GENERAL TO DEALERS HAS GONE UP
146.9 AT TELSCOMBE CLIFFS IS THE SAME AS THE SHELL GARAGE
AT THE END OF THE DAY IF ANY ONE WHO MAKES COMMENTS ON THIS SITE COULD DO BETTER PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR OWN SERVICE STATION THEN AFTER YOUR FIRST 12 MONTHS TRADING PLEASE COME BACK TO US ON THIS MATTER
PRICES ON AVERAGE FOR A SERVICE STATION WILL RANGE FROM £5OOK TO 2MILLION TO PURCHASE A FREEHOLD SITE GOOD LUCK IF YOU HAVE THE BALLS TO DO SO ??
I dont suppose any of your staff serve the customers with a mobile phone glued to one ear jibberjabbering in a well known asia language common to an island just off the east coast of india, famous for tea production, an 18 year long civil war and expatriates so poor they can only afford cornershops, supermarkets and garages
[quote][p][bold]CHARLES C[/bold] wrote: AS A OWNER OF A SERVICE STATION OUR FUEL MARGIN ON UNLEADED HAS BEEN UNDER 2PPL AND DIESEL UNDER 2.5PPL YOUR MAIN INCOME COMES FROM THE SHOP AND CAR WASH THE FUEL PRICE IN GENERAL TO DEALERS HAS GONE UP 146.9 AT TELSCOMBE CLIFFS IS THE SAME AS THE SHELL GARAGE AT THE END OF THE DAY IF ANY ONE WHO MAKES COMMENTS ON THIS SITE COULD DO BETTER PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR OWN SERVICE STATION THEN AFTER YOUR FIRST 12 MONTHS TRADING PLEASE COME BACK TO US ON THIS MATTER PRICES ON AVERAGE FOR A SERVICE STATION WILL RANGE FROM £5OOK TO 2MILLION TO PURCHASE A FREEHOLD SITE GOOD LUCK IF YOU HAVE THE BALLS TO DO SO ??[/p][/quote]I dont suppose any of your staff serve the customers with a mobile phone glued to one ear jibberjabbering in a well known asia language common to an island just off the east coast of india, famous for tea production, an 18 year long civil war and expatriates so poor they can only afford cornershops, supermarkets and garages John Steed
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9:33pm Sat 31 Mar 12

hubby says...

Deliveries of booze and fags have been suspended for a month so get out and buy your other high tax commodoties tonight.LOL.
Deliveries of booze and fags have been suspended for a month so get out and buy your other high tax commodoties tonight.LOL. hubby
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3:53pm Sat 7 Apr 12

CHARLES C says...

john steed

please get your facts right
before you make stupid comments
john steed please get your facts right before you make stupid comments CHARLES C
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