Sheffield fuel shortage: live Monday updates amidst petrol crisis and price hike

Here are the latest news and updates relating to which petrol stations are closed and where to get fuel near you.

Monday, 4th October 2021, 1:19 pm

Despite being warned that panic buying would only worsen the fuel shortage situation, petrol stations across Sheffield have seen a surge of motorists filling up their tanks.

As a result, petrol stations in Sheffield have been experiencing supply problems, with availability of diesel and petrol varying at different locations around the city.

The UK is estimated to be short 100,000 HGV drivers, with shortages exacerbated by the pandemic and Brexit.

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Sheffield is experiencing 'panic-buying' of motor fuel as a shortage of lorry drivers on Covid and Brexit fallout could reportedly see the government use the army to make deliveries. Photo by: BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps discouraged drivers from panic buying petrol, advising them to “carry on as usual”.

Police have issued a plea for people to stop panic buying petrol, fearing otherwise police officers will not be able to get to work.

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Sheffield drivers have been impacted by petrol shortages over the weekend as a result of panic buying and supply shortages.

Sheffield fuel shortage LIVE: where has petrol near me and which petrol stations are closed?

Last updated: Tuesday, 05 October, 2021, 08:48

Where to buy cheap petrol in Sheffield today

A number of petrol stations in Sheffield have had to close in recent weeks amid the national ‘fuel shortage’.

Here are the cheapest and most expensive petrol stations to buy petrol and diesel in Sheffield at the moment, as prices are currently some of the highest they have been in almost eight years.

While most places now seem to have received deliveries and are able to offer supplies as normal, the crisis has left many people wondering how to get the best value petrol and diesel in the city.

Residents in Sheffield are still being warned to avoid panic buying fuel and are being reassured that there is enough stock to go around, providing that people only take what they need.

Which petrol stations have fuel again today (Monday October 4) after shortages?

The Star contacted all petrol stations that previously had shortages for an update on availability at 1.00pm today:

BP, Bramall Lane - has petrol and diesel available

BP, Retford Road - don’t have ultimate fuel, but it has normal petrol and diesel available

ESSO Tesco, Fulwood Road - has normal unleaded petrol and diesel available

ESSO, Wordsworth Avenue - has full availability for fuel

Texaco, Burncross Road - has full availability for fuel

Texaco, Chesterfield Road - has full availability for fuel

Texaco, Ecclesall Road - has both petrol and diesel available

Which petrol stations have no fuel in Sheffield tonight?

The Star contacted all petrol stations at 6pm this evening, these are the stores that said they have fuel shortages at the moment:

BP, Bramall Lane - no fuel, expecting 7am delivery tomorrow

BP, Retford Road - no petrol and no idea when they might be getting a delivery

ESSO Tesco, Fulwood Road - a staff member said it currently had no fuel available but was just waiting on a delivery, though they could not say when this was expected to arrive

ESSO, Wordsworth Avenue - no petrol, no diesel and no idea when they are expecting a delivery

Texaco, Burncross Road - no petrol or diesel available, expecting a delivery tomorrow evening

Texaco, Chesterfield Road - no petrol or diesel, and unknown when they will get a delivery

Texaco, Ecclesall Road - no petrol or diesel, and unknown when they will get a delivery

These are the petrol stations that The Star could not get through to:

ASDA, Handsworth Road - no answer

ASDA, City Road - no answer

ASDA, Beighton Road - no answer

CO-OP, Worksop Road - no answer

JET petrol station, Bradfield Road - no answer

Shell, Ecclesall Road - no answer

Shell, Carlisle Street - no answer

Shell, Netherthorpe Road - no answer

Shell, Handsworth Road - no answer

Texaco, Penistone Road - no answer

Texaco, Bradway Road - no answer

Where can I buy petrol tonight in Sheffield?

The Star contacted all petrol stations at 6pm this evening, these are the stores that said they had fuel available:

BP, Leppings Lane - a staff member said both diesel and unleaded were available at its pumps

CO-OP Birley Moor Road - a staff member said it had diesel and unleaded available. They added: "We’re not going to be running out. We have regular deliveries coming in."

JET, Northfield Road - petrol and diesel available

Morrisons, Penistone Road - good availability and regular deliveries at all Morrisons petrol stations but unable to confirm situation at specific store

Morrisons, Meadowhead - good availability and regular deliveries at all Morrisons petrol stations but unable to confirm situation at specific store

Morrisons, Catcliffe - good availability and regular deliveries at all Morrisons petrol stations but unable to confirm situation at specific store

Sainsbury’s, Vulcan Road - a staff member said the Sainsbury’s petrol stations at both Meadowhall North and South now have ‘plenty of fuel’, with both diesel and unleaded available

Sainsbury’s, Meadowhall Road - petrol and diesel available, no shortages

Sainsbury’s, Crystal Peaks - petrol and diesel available

Shell, Herries Road - a staff member said it had diesel and unleaded available as it had just had a delivery and the supply was expected to be OK for Saturday too. They added that there is a £35 maximum spend on fuel per customer

Shell, Greenland Road - petrol and diesel available but limited to £30 per customer 

Tesco, Savile Street - answerphone message said they are receiving regular deliveries, but local colleagues were not available to supply fuel availability information

Texaco, East Bank Road - petrol and diesel available

These are the petrol stations which have limited fuel supplies only:

BP, Sheffield Road - petrol, no diesel - no idea when they are getting a delivery

BP, Greenland Road - ultimate left, getting deliveries later at around 7pm

Sainsbury’s, Archer Road - only unleaded fuel available

Which stations that were closed have since had petrol and diesel supplies delivered?

The UK has experienced petrol and diesel shortages this week, the result of panic buying and supply chain problems due to a lack of HGV lorry drivers. Photo by: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images.

This afternoon The Star contacted the petrol stations that previously had no fuel available when we last contacted them on Wednesday, 29 September, for an update on the petrol and diesel situation:

Sainsbury’s, Vulcan Road - a staff member said the Sainsbury’s petrol stations at both Meadowhall North and South now have ‘plenty of fuel’, with both diesel and unleaded available

Shell, Herries Road - a staff member said it had diesel and unleaded available as it had just had a delivery and the supply was expected to be OK for Saturday too. They added that there is a £35 maximum spend on fuel per customer

BP, Retford Road - a staff member said employees were not allowed to speak to the media

ESSO Tesco, Fulwood Road - a staff member said it currently had no fuel available but was just waiting on a delivery, though they could not say when this was expected to arrive

CO-OP Birley Moor Road - a staff member said it had diesel and unleaded available. They added: “We’re not going to be running out. We have regular deliveries coming in.”

BP, Leppings Lane - a staff member said both diesel and unleaded were available at its pumps

We were not able to get a response from CO-OP, Worksop Road.

Police issue petrol panic buying plea

Steve Kent, chairman of the Police Federation in South Yorkshire, is urging people not to panic buy petrol

A plea has been issued for people to stop panic buying petrol because of fears police officers will not be able to get to work.

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Will the army deliver petrol in Sheffield?

The army could be deployed to start delivering petrol by the end of this week, despite Boris Johnson insisting the fuel crisis is “stabilising”.

The army could be deployed to start delivering petrol amongst ongoing shortages at petrol stations in Sheffield and other parts of the UK. Photo by: Getty Images

Which petrol stations in Sheffield have no or limited 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.

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