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Diesel And Unleaded

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Lorenz, Sep 23, 2021.

  1. GamoGat

    GamoGat Busy Member

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    The Panic has arrived in the Shires.

    Went into Shrewsbury this morning, the local fuel station was normal on the way out.

    Mooched around the town and on the way out stopped off at the Battlefield tesco, just got through the lights and hit the tailback traffic queue so jumped into the right hand lane and opted to park up in the free park & Ride carpark nextdoor to tescos.
    Queue is for fuel and staff are out trying to filter cars in or around the queue into the shop carpark.

    Nipped over to B&Q by the time i came back the tesco queue was backed up down to the next crossroads-set of lights and much chaos.

    Did the mini shop (loads on shelves) got a bag of sugar i haven't seen for 3 weeks, teabags,milk, airgunner mag pack and they had Ardberg back in stock at £37 so a bottle of that too.

    Got back home and local fuel station is queuing down the road now to get in.
    Other half has an empty car and has an early start and a good 2 hour drive to work project in the morning.
    She is off to join the queue to fill up...... could be school runners had choked up the fuel station, might have cleared a bit now, might have run out and shut now.

    If they are empty next debate is does my car have enough to get to work and back and will she be able to fuel up on route.......
    :D

    I suggested sacking off the day and citing fuel as issue, that didn't go down well as she is leading the day so kinda needs to be there. :D
     
  2. Carlos76

    Carlos76 Major Poster

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    If anyone wants fuel my mate Jerry can get it:facepalm:
     
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  3. GamoGat

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    Getting cross threaded with two similar threads running.

    anyways..... other half fueled up ok in the gap after school run. station busy and queues but flowing and no yellow tags on pumps.

    couple of hours later and station is closed as no fuel, going by facebook they have done 3days+ worth of fuel today and next long standing booking for fuel is sometime sunday morning. we expect to see a queue waiting....
    they would have been fine but the massive spike in demand has drained the tanks until resupply which is a pre fixed date.

    Telford tescos have shut (according to FB chatter) and i suspect the Shrewsbury one will be running low.
     
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  4. Grey Man

    Grey Man Big Poster

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    Yes.

    The fact that the Daily Mail has been screaming this from the front page tells you everything you need to know.
     
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  5. warrenater

    warrenater Donator

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    they had petrol round this way tonight but i wanted diesel :mad:
     
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  6. Rat Man

    Rat Man Comfortably Numb

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    I see fuel tankers now need added protection to prevent them being hijacked while making deliveries :facepalm::rolleyes:

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  7. NIVEA

    NIVEA Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    There is no fuel shortage its just a myth created by selfish idiots :frusty:
     
  8. asambrook

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    Shortage of fuel to run the power stations... It's interesting that over the whole life of the vehicle electric cars cost loads more energy wise than a petrol car. Good for the environment my arse!
     
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  9. Lostkiwi

    Lostkiwi Tomorrow will be a good day.

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    Evidence of that?
     
  10. Wacko74

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    Just watching bbc news and their guy is standing at a closed petrol station
    His name is Phil McCann :laff:
     
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  11. Rat Man

    Rat Man Comfortably Numb

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    Yep, here he is :p:D

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  12. Dan Simpson

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    In my opinion the "media" should only be allowed to report facts, not stories, sensationalism at its best again.
    I do however, look at mankind with a large degree of negativity.. People revert to being selfish as soon as any thing like this is reported... I'm alright Jack, my need is greater than yours.... Just wait till there's a real crisis... A real food or water shortage in the "civilised world"....
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  13. wezil

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    I feel we've just hit a perfect storm, it'll pass soon enough
     
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    The electrician I've hired has had to cancel today because he can't get diesel for his van because of all the cretins panic buying.

    I swear there's more intelligence at the bottom of my garden pond than at the petrol stations yesterday. And as for the media - that lot would shout 'fire' in a crowded theatre if it generated clicks on their website.
     
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    Yes they will, it's pre 2000 cars that might have problems because of their fuel lines breaking down internally and unnoticed. The octane content will only make a very a very minimal difference.
     
  17. Lostkiwi

    Lostkiwi Tomorrow will be a good day.

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    Interesting but somewhat biased.
    It quotes China as an example of dirty electricity generation but doesn't recognise the simple truth that electricity generation doesn't have to generate emissions whereas burning petrol and diesel can only result in emissions.
    It also doesn't make reference to the pollution caused by extraction of oil and gas or transportation of oil and gas (does anyone really believe those huge supertankers are green?).

    Not particularly objective. Frequency of the use of the word "lies" demonstrates an attempt to provoke an emotive response in the reader.

    Let's not forget the story that the world's 16 largest ships generate more pollution than all the world's cars.
    That was technically true but only if you looked at a single emission - sulphur and then only if you compared the dirtiest bunker oil against the cleanest petrol and diesel.
    Not so true in the real world or when looking at total emissions.

    The devil is in the detail.
     
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    Lostkiwi Tomorrow will be a good day.

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    Funnily enough he rants about lead but lithium ion batteries don't contain lead!
     
  20. asambrook

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    Well you did want something simple! I haven't got time at the moment to go through all the journal articles and studies, but for those who realise that the media simply report what they're told it's kind of obvious really. :shrug:
     

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