Tue 28 Sep 2021 06.59 EDT                                                                     First published on Tue 28 Se

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Tue 28 Sep 2021 06.59 EDT First published on Tue 28 Sep 2021 03.09 EDT

Transport secretary Grant Shapps says there are ‘very tentative signs’ that the fuel crisis is easing, and called on people not to take water bottles to petrol stations to fill with fuel.

In a pooled clip with broadcasters, Shapps says that a lot of petrol has now been transferred into people’s cars - and that petrol reserves at forecourts are stabilising.

“There are now the first very tentative signs of stabilisation in the forecourt storage which won’t be reflected in the queues as yet.

“As the industry said yesterday, the sooner we can all return to our normal buying habits, the sooner the situation will return to normal.”

Shapps says everyone needs to play their part -- and urges drivers not to do things like bringing water bottles to petrol stations.

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