Avoid The Petrol Shortage By Using Jerry Cans
Earlier last week news broke concerning a possible petrol shortage due to the tankersand haulage companies that supply nearly 90 per cent of the UKs petrol stations threatening strike action. As soon as the news broke people began panic buying petrol in huge quantities, causing stations everywhere to run out of fuel at an alarming rate, leaving people everywhere without the fuel they needed.
The last thing you want is to run out of fuel on your way to work or when picking the kids up and be unable to refuel due to petrol stations having run dry. The shortage could wreak havoc on businesses everywhere though, with the alarming possibility of companies that rely on their vehicle fleets grinding to a halt.
If you or your business has been affected by the tankers threats of strike action then you might want to think about stocking up on petrol by storing jerry cans in your garage or at your workplace. These cans are incredibly useful and when the instructions are followed properly they are completely safe. There are government limits in place dictating how much petrol can be stored for domestic use in a garage you can keep two ten litre metal containers and two five litre plastic containers in this way, and you should never store fuel in the main areas of your home.
If you are planning on storing jerry cans for your business in an area where there is also a workroom you cannot keep more than 50 litres, although there are no other limits on the amount you can keep. You should, of course, use the proper storage solutions and keep petrol storage drums and jerry cans out of reach of children that may be in the area, as well as using a well-ventilated area that is away from heat sources.
Storing petrol in jerry cans, whether it is for domestic or business use, will ensure you arent affected by a possible petrol shortage and that you are able to keep your vehicle running smoothly even when petrol stations are turning people away. Should a strike take place, you will be able to stay on the road without any worries, whereas others may find that they must take their vehicle off the road until the strike ends.
Around 2,000 tanker drivers have threatened to strike and truckers have backed them, stating they will blockade refineries to stop the government from bringing in the military to continue the shipment of fuel. Whatever happens though, if you safely stock up on petrol now you can be sure to avoid any petrol problems further down the line.
by: Alan Trotter