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Petrol shortages not to be a concern for Irish motorists

Irish motorists are being told not to be concerned about petrol shortages in Ireland

This comes as the UK has seen a number of petrol stations run dry recently due to panic buying.

The shortage of petrol in the UK is a result of a shortage of thousands of HGV drivers - in particular those with specialised training for hazardous substances.

CEO of Fuels for Ireland, Kevin McPartland has said it is unlikely Ireland will face a similar situation.

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โ€œThere is zero problem here,โ€ Mr McPartland told Newstalk.

โ€œWere not in the same situation at all in any way,โ€ he added.

โ€œWe have no concerns about our capacity to maintain stocks at forecourts.โ€

In the UK, British prime minister Boris Johnson was considering sending in troops to deliver fuel to petrol stations following days of long queues at the pumps.

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UK motorists have been urged by their government to stop โ€œpanic buyingโ€ petrol and return to their normal pattern of purchasing.

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