Petrol station owner Shailesh Parekh with tanker in the background
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Petrol station owner's plea 'Please do not panic'

As the government comes under fire for its handling of a threatened fuel drivers strike, petrol station owner Shailesh Parekh said the sight of a tanker on his forecourt had been enough to cause a queue.

He told the BBC the government's handling of the issue had only made it worse.

He urged people not to panic: "There is fuel about but if we all panic the suppliers can't cope with the demand... and that just causes chaos."

  • 29 Mar 2012
  • From the section UK
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