SUPERMARKETS assured York drivers that there was “good fuel availability” at gas stations.
Speaking on Friday evening, a Tesco spokesperson said only two of the more than 500 Tesco-operated gas stations were temporarily affected by the anticipated fuel deliveries.
“We have good fuel availability with deliveries arriving at our UK petrol stations every day,” the spokesperson said.
Another 200 sites are operated by Esso, and there is an on-site Tesco Express store. Esso owner ExxonMobil, which is responsible for the forecourts, said only “a small number” were affected.
Meanwhile, a Morrisons spokesperson said it’s working to “keep all the pumps on.”
The spokesperson said: “It’s a fast-moving situation and we are working hard with our suppliers to keep all our pumps on and to continue serving our customers.”
Asda told the Government that it was not affected by the famines.
Speaking on Friday morning, Transport Minister Grant Shapps said: “None of the other retailers said they were closing.
“Others – Asda, Morrisons and other supermarkets – say they have no problems like other oil companies.”