Guernsey super unleaded petrol supplies to continue

Limited supplies of super unleaded petrol will be imported into Guernsey from the end of April, Fuel Supplies CI has announced.

The company announced in February that it could no longer store the fuel, used in some vintage and high performance vehicles, at its St Sampson fuel depot.

It has agreed to get limited supplies delivered directly to forecourts.

These will then be available to some motorsport competitors and the owners of some vintage vehicles.

The company said garages would need to be provided with written proof from a local official dealer that the car could not be converted to run on alternative fuels.

Steve Forrest, from the Sarnia Car Club, said it was good news but there were still questions over how limited supplies would be and how much the fuel would cost.

Fuel Supplies CI, which stopped importing the fuel last week, is the only importer of super unleaded petrol.

A spokesman said the new imports were planned to start before the fuel currently available at forecourts around the island ran out.

He said: "Necessary improvements to the local storage facilities make it impossible to maintain the supply at current levels."

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