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9/27/2021, 11:26 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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UK to mobilize troops as fuel shortage continues - report

The British government plans to mobilize the army as the gas supply disruption continues, Sky News reported on Monday citing unnamed officials. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps previously stated the army could be called upon to deliver fuel to gas stations.

Earlier in the day, Environment Secretary George Eustice urged the public not to stockpile gas, stating there is "plenty" of it and stressing that the issue is with a shortage of truck drivers. He also rejected claims the crisis was predictable, blaming it partially on the coronavirus pandemic, which caused drivers to seek out other employment.

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