QUEUES are starting to form at Oxfordshire petrol stations after a shortage in HGV drivers has led to problems with fuel supply.

Vehicles are caught in traffic as motorists try to get into the ASDA petrol station in Carterton.

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Meanwhile, Leon Morris, from Bicester said on Facebook that queues have formed at the Bicester Tesco petrol station.

He said "Paaaanic! It's not often the queue for the Tesco petrol station is blocking the entrance to McDonalds instead of the other way around."

Another Bicester resident Jordan Marchant commented: "Just got back from Shell as I was on empty and needed filling up. They're down to the last two pumps E10 only, no diesel. Traffic backed up the road. Chaos all over Bicester."

The Transport Secretary has tried to dissuade drivers from panic buying petrol, after BP was forced to close down a handful of its forecourts.

Grant Shapps said today that motorists should 'carry on as normal'.

Oil giant BP has warned the Government it will struggle to keep supplies topped up and called on ministers to change jobs rules for drivers.

Some BP stations in Oxfordshire have experienced a shortage in fuel.

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Muskama Siddh, manager of the BP garage at Eynsham service station, said: "We have been getting no petrol at all and this has been going on for the past couple of weeks. We get 3 to 4,000 litres and that's gone in four to five hours.

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"We're a very busy garage on the A40. They would normally deliver 14,000 litres every day. People are not coming in, it's been very quiet lately."

Mike Jobling, director of Joblings garage in Bicester, said it was 'a restricted service'.

He said: "We have kept our tanks full so we have managed to keep going but deliveries have been a day late, sometimes two days late."

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