Warwick fuel supply secure

WARWICK motorists have been told not to be concerned over claims there is a fuel shortage in the region.

RACQ spokesman Michael Roth said Brisbane’s two main terminals had “plentiful supplies of fuel”.

“There is no need for motorists in south-east Queensland to rush out and buy fuel,” he said.

“If a particular fuel is unavailable at your usual retailer, it can almost certainly be purchased at another location.”

Blended fuels such as E10 posed more of a problem as ethanol production was affected by the flood.

“Motorists can expect retailers to replace E10 pumps with regular unleaded for the foreseeable future,” Mr Roth.

Sven Koremans of Koremans BP on Wood Street encouraged people not to panic-buy fuel as the station was receiving ongoing supplies.

“We are getting another truck through tonight (Friday).”

Yesterday afternoon both Warwick Caltex stations had unleaded and diesel to sell although the Warwick Shell was empty.

Shell spokesman Paul Zenarro said the Pinkenba terminal at Eagle Farm had successfully been reopened yesterday and the company was working to get distribution back on track.

The BP on Albion Street remained closed yesterday to due flood damage but assistant manager Stuart Hammond said the station would hopefully be operational between this afternoon and Monday.


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