Soldiers are providing petrol to London today, despite the fact that the city remains stranded due to the lack.
As the fuel situation worsens, army drivers will transport fuel to UK gas outlets on Monday.
As part of Operation Escalin, British troops will be deployed across the country. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has stated that the problem is being brought under control, and that panic buying at forecourts is decreasing. However, industry executives warn that the crisis is still wreaking havoc in London and the southeast of the country.
More than one in every five petrol stations in the southeast of England is out of fuel.
More visas for HGV drivers from Europe have been requested.
Mr Johnson has vehemently opposed this, preferring to train more domestic drivers.
“The path forward for our country is not to just pull the giant lever labeled ‘uncontrolled immigration’ and let in massive numbers of people,” he remarked.
In the run-up to Christmas, the Prime Minister warned that grocery shelves would be empty.
The economy will be in a phase of transition due to the effects of the coronavirus and Brexit, which would balloon this figure.
Mr Johnson was questioned in a BBC interview if there will be food shortages in stores this Christmas.
“Rishi is always correct in everything he says,” he stated.
“It depends on how you perceive what he’s saying,” he continued.
The Prime Minister was questioned about whether he had taken the Road Haulage Association’s warning in June seriously.
The organization has previously issued warnings that a significant problem was looming due to a driver shortage.
Mr Johnson said that he had been aware of the issues for some time.
To address industry shortages, the government has agreed to allow lorry drivers 5,000 temporary visas.
A total of 5,000 temporary visas will be made available to poultry employees in order to solve labor shortages in certain businesses.
The fuel situation is still acute, and predictions show that petrol stations across much of England have average stock levels of less than 20%.
This amount of fuel is sufficient for one to two days of usual activities.