Portuguese fuel strike affects Spain

Long queues at Spanish filling stations

The Portugal News reports that the strike by 2000 Portuguese fuel tanker drivers has had a knock-on effect in Spain with long queues at Spanish filling stations as drivers cross the border for fuel. Long queues at filling stations have been reported, particularly in Huelva, on the Gulf of Cadiz, where Spain’s southern border nears the Med.

The Spanish authorities have been advising drivers heading to Portugal to take necessary measures to avoid any problems in the country due to the fuel truck drivers strike there currently being staged there for an indefinite period. Even before the strike had officially begun yesterday, drivers had been travelling to petrol stations close to the Portuguese – Spanish border to find supplies as stations in Portugal began to report shortages on Friday last week.


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