Fuel Crisis

Fuel Crisis At Manchester Airport Averted

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK

Fuel supplies at Manchester Airport have returned to normal, airport bosses confirmed on Thursday. Production problems at its supplier meant the ai...

Pouring Petrol on the Flames of Rumour and Panic

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK Politics
Dr Raj Persaud

The government has been spinning out of control in a 'petrol panic', not least because it's ignoring social psychological research, which now mathematically models and predicts what drives rumour and panic.

The Week That Was: From the Sublime to the Ridiculous

Carla Buzasi | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK
Carla Buzasi

This week, hundreds of the globe's greatest brains descended on Oxford for the Skoll World Forum, which annually celebrates social entrepreneurship, and this year set out to discuss how we can seize momentum to drive change. As I mingled with other attendees over drinks in the Ashmolean museum, I was asked repeatedly by non-Brits, "what's the big news in the UK right now?". I found myself, much to my embarrassment and their hilarity, attempting to explain what a pasty is, and why the entire country is talking about them, and then why our newspapers are covered in photos of queues of cars outside Esso garages.

Dispatch From the Petrol Line

Dale Shaw | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK Comedy
Dale Shaw

I have killed a man. I am not proud of this fact. But I had no choice. He looked at my jerry can.

Petrol Pricing: Is There an App for That?

Mark J Daniels | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK Politics
Mark J Daniels

As a nation, we appear to have gone in to meltdown over an impending fuel shortage, which doesn't - as I write - actually exist. Petrol is still in plentiful supply, with the only backlog that actually exists having been created by an inept government and panic buying motorists as retailers have a bumper week.

Petrol Panic Sees Woman Suffer 40% Burns While Transferring Fuel In York Kitchen

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK

A woman was badly burned when petrol ignited as she transferred it between containers in her kitchen, a fire service said today. The woman, named l...

Fuel Strike: Ministers Hold Talks With Hauliers As Panic-Buying Continues

PA | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK

Ministers will discuss emergency plans to deal with a tanker driver strike with haulier bosses today amid continued panic-buying at the pumps. Ener...

Fuel Crisis: You Might Think Britain Has a Problem - And You'd Be Right

Natalie Bennett | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

We've got a senior government minister suggesting Britons turn their homes into potential deathtraps; we've got police being called in to break up fights in long queues at petrol stations. You might think Britain has a problem. And you'd be right.

Avoid the Queues - Five Ways to Save on Fuel in a Petrol Crisis

Jim Bak | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Politics
Jim Bak

Strike or no strike, with petrol prices on the rise, already over £1.40 per litre, there's never been a better time for credit conscious motorists to learn how to get the most out of those petrol tanks.