Where can I get fuel in Sheffield today? Stations near me that have petrol and diesel amid UK shortage
There are a number of petrol stations in Sheffield where petrol and diesel are still available despite the current fuel shortage.
Monday, September 27, saw many petrol stations in Sheffield having to close after running out of fuel amid the UK-wide crisis, which is being blamed on panic-buying as well as shortages of HGV drivers.
Drivers are being urged to be sensible and respectful when it comes to filling up their vehicles in a bid to ensure there is enough fuel to go around, and many petrol stations have introduced a £30 limit to stop people from panic-buying.
It comes as some key workers say they are unable to get to work due to a lack of both petrol and diesel and troops are now being trained to help deliver fuel supplies.
It is thought the army could begin delivering fuel by the end of the week, although Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he is making preparations to deal with potential problems until “Christmas and beyond”.
The situation in Sheffield is changing daily, with different circumstances at each petrol station every day. Yesterday (Tuesday) saw a slighly better picture than Monday, with many stations either receiving or expecting a new fuel delivery.
The Star has called around petrol stations across Sheffield this morning (Wednesday) to find out which ones are currently available for you to fill up at.
Where can I still get petrol in Sheffield?
These Sheffield petrol stations were open at 9am on Wednesday, September 29 and still had petrol supplies:
BP, Bramall Lane (but only Ultimate) - BP, Sheffield Road - Texaco, Ecclesall Road - BP, Greenland Road - CO-OP petrol station, Birley Moor Road - Shell petrol station, Greenland Road (£30 limit) - JET petrol station, Bradfield Road - Texaco, Penistone Road (£25 limit) - Sainsbury’s, Meadowhall Road - Morrisons, Penistone Road - Morrisons, Meadowhead - Morrisons, Catcliffe - Shell, Handsworth Road -
Where can I still get diesel in Sheffield?
These Sheffield petrol stations were open at the time of writing and still had diesel supplies:
Shell petrol station, Herries Road - BP, Bramall Lane (but only Ultimate) - BP, Greenland Road - Texaco, Ecclesall Road - Texaco, Penistone Road (£25 limit) - Sainsbury’s, Meadowhall Road - Sainsbury’s, Archer Road (getting a petrol delivery today) - Morrisons, Penistone Road - Morrisons, Meadowhead - Morrisons, Catcliffe - ASDA, Handsworth Road - Shell, Handsworth Road -
Which petrol stations currently have no fuel?
These petrol stations all confirmed that they had run out of fuel at the time of writing:
Sainsbury’s, Vulcan Road (but expecting a delivery) - Shell, Herries Road (but expecting a delivery at 10am) - BP, Retford Road - ESSO Tesco, Fulwood Road - CO-OP, Worksop Road - CO-OP Birley Moor Road - BP, Leppings Lane -
When will petrol stations in Sheffield be getting deliveries?
The exact timing of deliveries to each petrol station is still uncertain, although a number of those contacted by The Star said they were expecting deliveries in the near future.
Some, like the Shell garage on Herries Road and Sainsbury’s on Vulcan Road said they were due to receive new supplies this morning (Wednesday).
However, the other petrol stations contacted by The Star said they have no idea when they will next be getting a delivery.
Which petrol stations have not confirmed if they have any petrol or diesel?
A number of those contacted by The Star did not answer the phone or had a voicemail message which said they would be unable to confirm the current situation regarding petrol and diesel.
Shell, Ecclesall Road - Texaco, Bradway Road - ASDA, City Road - ASDA, Beighton Road - Shell, Netherthorpe Road - JET, Northfield Road - Texaco, East Bank Road (but told The Star yesterday afternoon they were getting a delivery) - ESSO, Wordsworth Avenue - Tesco, Savile Street - Shell, Greenland Road - Shell, Carlisle Street - Sainsbury’s, Crystal Peaks - Texaco, Burncross Road - Texaco, Chesterfield Road -
Why is there a fuel shortage?
Since Friday, the Government has tried to assuage fears that there is not a ‘fuel shortage’.
The panic-buying began when a handful of BP garages reported they would have to shut because of a shortage brought on by a lack of HGV drivers to deliver fuel. Tesco was also affected.
However, this led motorists to buying up fuel at other non-affected petrol stations, which had led to an actual fuel shortage from Friday and over the weekend at the point of sale.
The issue at BP was itself exacerbated by the shortage of HGV drivers nationwide, Brexit and the pandemic.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has discouraged drivers from panic buying petrol, advising them to “carry on as usual”.
He told Sky News: “The advice would be to carry on as normal, and that is what BP is saying as well.”
Queues at forecourts has not been such a problem today – however, this is in part due to word of mouth spreading as to where has fuel to sell to begin with.
As well as ongoing fuel shortages, Sheffield motorists are being urged to plan ahead and book their vehicles in for MOTs amid a fear of a shortage of appointments in the city.
For more updates on the situation at petrol stations across Sheffield, keep refreshing our live blog.