Petrol stations across the UK including Esso, BP and Shell have ditched £30 limits on buying diesel and petrol after more than a week of restrictions.
The EG group which owns Asda, along with Esso, BP, Shell, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons, introduced caps on spending per driver last week, limiting fuel purchases to £30 in order to support its supply.
It has now made the decision to axe the cap amid signs the petrol crisis is stabilising, reports Birmingham Live.
An EG Group spokesperson said: “Following a significant improvement in fuel availability at our sites, with customer purchasing behaviour returning to normal levels in the majority of locations, we are pleased to confirm that we can now remove the £30 cap on buying fuel.
“That said, we still continue to experience some challenges, primarily in our locations in the south and the south east, but following the actions from the government to secure additional drivers from the military this week, we expect availability issues easing in the coming days.”
The news came as average petrol prices rose 0.91p a litre in a week from 135.19p last week to 136.1p on Tuesday, and diesel 1.7p from 137.9p to 139.2p, according to new Government figures.
It is the highest level for petrol since it cost 136.9p in September 2013, and for diesel since it was 139.15p in October of the same year.
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