Pumps are dry at a petrol station on garage on Garstang Road, Preston
Pumps are dry at a petrol station on garage on Garstang Road, Preston

Remembering the fuel protests 21 years on as petrol pumps hit headlines again

Twenty-one years ago this month the nation was at the centre of a crisis as protests over fuel prices threatened to grind the country to a halt.

Friday, 24th September 2021, 4:10 pm

In September 2000 a wave of protests of fuel process spread across the nation with blockades at oil terminals, lorries orchestrating go slows to disrupt major roads and panic buying at petrol stations leaving fuel shortages across Lancashire and throughout the country.

Now with fears over petrol shortages mounting up and down the country, we take a look back.

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