Boom sales of plastic petrol cans

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It isboom time for sales of plastic petrol cans in the UK, after a governmentminister mistakenly advised people to stockpile petrol at home. The UK press isfull of articles about panic buying of fuel, dry petrol stations and domesticaccidents caused by petrol storage in homes.

Onearticle in Friday’s FT reported “a 225% jump in sales of fuel cans at Halfords,including a 500% rise in 20 litre jerry cans, which are too large to storedomestic petrol legally.”




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