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BP has confirmed that it is suffering from supply issues which have meant a number of sites have had to close temporarily because they have run out of fuel.

Last week a busy BP service station on the A140 in North Norfolk was closed on July 14 after it ran out of fuel and there have been reports of some sites in Reading also having to temporarily close.

A spokesperson told Forecourt Trader: “I can confirm we are experiencing fuel supply issues at some of our retail sites in the UK and have unfortunately seen a handful of sites temporarily close due to a lack of both unleaded and diesel grades. The vast majority of these issues are being resolved within a day.

“Our supply chain has been impacted by the industry-wide driver shortages across the UK, exacerbated by a temporary closure of our Hemel Hempstead fuel distribution terminal last week because of necessary Covid-19 isolations among staff impacting our supply chain. Our Hemel terminal is now operating as normal.

“We are working hard with our haulier supplier to deliver fuel into sites and minimise any disruption to our customers. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”