Refinery restarts fuel deliveries

Petrol shipments are again under way from the Coryton oil refinery, it has been revealed.

Deliveries were stopped after the site fell into administration, news which triggered fears over petrol shortages among drivers up and down the country.

But following talks between administrators and suppliers, petrol trucks are now winging their way from the refinery once again.

It is thought that BP is the biggest customer at the site, which provides a fifth of fuel across the capital and the South East.

BP had said it had not suffered any problems with supplies after Swiss owner Petroplus placed the refinery into administration.

Deliveries were stalled while administrators PwC contacted suppliers. They are now back on the agenda, but at what level it is not yet known.

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