Fuel strike in Portugal now affecting Spain

in News · 12-08-2019 15:15:00 · 0 Comments
Fuel strike in Portugal now affecting Spain

The fuel truck drivers strike in Portugal has had a knock on effect in Spain with long queues at Spanish filling stations as driver cross the border for fuel.

According to the Spanish Confederation of Goods Transportation (CETM), long queues at filling stations have particularly been noted in Huelva.

The Spanish CETM has been advising drivers heading to Portugal to take necessary measures to avoid any problems in the country due to the fuel truck drivers strike currently in place for an indefinite period.

Even before the strike had officially begun, drivers had been found travelling to petrol stations close to the Portuguese – Spanish border to find fuel as stations in Portugal began to report shortages on Friday last week.

Meanwhile, in Lisbon the Scotturb bus company has announced that they will be running a Saturday service on buses in the Sintra, Cascais and Oeiras areas of Lisbon due to the strike.

A statement from the transport company read that they have “activated a contingency plan” to ensure fuel reserves for as long as possible until the situation returns to normal.


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