Sunday 17 October 2010
It’s oil over (plus Paris pipeline pension protest promotes petrol pump panic)
Climate change activists yesterday blockaded an Essex oil refinery:
'We are here at the source of the problem, at the UK's busiest oil refinery, to stop the flow of oil to London,' she explained.
The protesters say they stopped 375,000 gallons of fuel from leaving the depot.
There’s a bit of video here
The Crude Awakening website can be found here.
And there are also shocking scenes from France, where
motorists have begun panic-buying of petrol.
Transport minister Dominque Bussereau tried to reassure drivers that fuel would not run out - but petrol station owners said his message only sent more people rushing to fill up.