Minister warns of pump shortages as refinery strike looms
shows just how easily the press can turn anything into a panic. Energy minister Malcolm Wicks basically said that if people in Scotland panic-buy, some petrol stations, which keep very low stocks, might temporarily run out but would very soon get another delivery.
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