Tanker strike talks stepped up

Press Association
tankers on the road
tankers on the road

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Moves to start peace talks aimed at averting a strike by fuel tanker drivers are being stepped up amid fears that panic buying of petrol will escalate.

Many garages have reported long queues after Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude suggested drivers should fill up any spare jerry cans with petrol and keep them in garages.