April 21, 2008

Scotland goes dry

If you live in Scotland you might want to think about filling your car up before Friday because, after the weekend, it sounds like there'll be no petrol in Scotland for a month or so.

The BBC reports:-
Bosses at Scotland's only crude oil refinery have started a shutdown after claiming an impending strike will compromise safety. Ineos said the Grangemouth refinery could shut for "at least a month", and warned of major fuel shortages.
The statement from Ineos says:-
Fuel shortages are likely to begin in Scotland as early as Friday 25 April and the whole of Scotland could be without fuel for at least a month.
Is the company scaremongering or just giving fair warning? I guess we'll find out next week.