UK ready to mobilise army to help with the fuel crisis
Photo: EPA Cars queue at a Tesco garage in Frien Barnet in London, 27 September 2021.

UK ready to mobilise army to help with the fuel crisis

Military drivers will receive specialised training before deploying

Britain on Monday put the army on standby to help with the ongoing fuel crisis as fears over tanker driver shortages led to panic buying, leaving many of the country's pumps dry, AFP reported. "Limited number of military tanker drivers to be put on a state of readiness and deployed if necessary to further stabilise fuel supply chain," the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy said in a statement issued late on Monday. The government says a lack of tanker drivers to deliver fuel and unprecedented demand is behind the crisis.

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