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Some Shell gas stations run out of fuel in UK

LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Anglo-Dutch oil group Shell RDSa.L said it was seeing increased demand for fuel at some of its petrol stations as worries over lorry driver shortages sent drivers to fill up their tanks. “We are seeing an increased demand today for fuel at some of our stations, which may in some instances result in larger queues. We ar
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Amid UK driver shortage, BP prioritising fuel deliveries to sites with big demand

LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) - BP BP.L said on Friday it was prioritising deliveries of fuel to British sites with the largest demand and seeking to minimise the amount of time when its petrol and diesel pumps were empty. "We are experiencing some fuel supply issues at some of our retail sites in the UK  and unfortunately have therefore seen some si
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UK in talks with Westinghouse over new nuclear power plant in Wales - The Times

LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Britain is in talks with U.S. nuclear reactor company Westinghouse on building a new atomic power plant on Anglesey in Wales, The Times reported. If it gets the go-ahead the new plant at Wylfa would be able to generate enough electricity to power more than six million homes and could be operational in the mid-2030s, The
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Britain has 10 days to save Christmas, retail sector says

* Retail industry warns of significant disruption * Queues form at some petrol stations - Reuters reporters * Britain to boost HGV driver testing * British ministers to meet on easing rules * Hauliers: there is no quick fix By James Davey, Victor Jack and Kylie MacLellan LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Britain's retail industry warned the government on
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Britain to resolve trucker shortage swiftly, minister says

LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) - British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the country's shortage of truck drivers shouldn't last long as the government had sped up the number of HGV tests available. "Many more tests are being made available now so we should see it smooth out fairly quickly," Shapps told Sky News on Friday, adding that the number of
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UK in talks with Westinghouse over new nuclear power plant in Wales - The Times

LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Britain is in talks with U.S. nuclear reactor company Westinghouse on building a new atomic power plant on Anglesey in Wales, The Times reported. If it gets the go-ahead the new plant at Wylfa would be able to generate enough electricity to power more than six million homes and could be operational in the mid-2030s, The
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Don't panic buy, Britain tells consumers as BP shuts gas stations

* UK not heading back to 1970s - minister says * Supermarkets warn of panic buying * BoE see inflation rising above 4% * UK says: we won't bail out failed companies By Guy Faulconbridge, James Davey and Kate Holton LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Oil giant BP said on Thursday it was having to temporarily close some petrol filling stations in Britain be
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Britain discussing rise in gas and electricity price cap - minister

LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Britain is having talks with energy regulator Ofgem about whether or not a cap on gas and electricity prices for consumers may have to go up, junior business minister Paul Scully said on Thursday. "We've had lots of conversations ... with companies themselves, with Ofgem, in reviewing that price cap we clearly want to pr
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Don't panic buy; a winter of discontent isn't looming, UK minister says

LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) - British consumers should not panic buy products as the country is not heading back into a 1970s-style "winter of discontent" when its economy was brought to it knees by strikes and power cuts, a junior business minister said on Thursday. Asked by Times Radio if a winter of discontent with empty shelves, power cuts and ri
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Britain discussing rise in gas and electricity price cap - minister

LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Britain is having talks with energy regulator Ofgem about whether a cap on gas and electricity prices for consumers may have to go up, junior business minister Paul Scully said on Thursday. "We've had lots of conversations ... with companies themselves, with Ofgem, in reviewing that price cap we clearly want to protect c
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UK carbon dioxide shortage spilling over into rest of Europe, Nippon Gases says - FT

LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - The carbon dioxide shortage that has struck Britain is spilling over into the rest of Europe, Nippon Gases, one of the world's largest distributors of the gas has warned, the Financial Times reported. Nippon Gases, which sold almost $1.5 billion of industrial gases on the continent last year, said "other countries in Eur
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UK carbon dioxide shortage spilling over into rest of Europe, Nippon Gases says - FT

LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - The carbon dioxide shortage that has struck Britain is spilling over into the rest of Europe, Nippon Gases, one of the world’s largest distributors of the gas has warned, the Financial Times reported. Nippon Gases, which sold almost $1.5 billion of industrial gases on the continent last year, said "other countries in E
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Britain tells its food industry to prepare for CO2 price shock

(Corrects percentage rise to 400%, paragraph 1) * CO2 prices will rise sharply, minister says * UK pays fertiliser maker CF to reopen plants * Poultry plants would have closed, Britain says * Iceland says 3-week deal will not save Christmas * Poultry industry says turkey production will still fall By Guy Faulconbridge, Kate Holton and James Davey L
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UK to pay tens of millions to get carbon dioxide pumping again

LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Britain's deal with CF Industries to get the American company to restart the production of carbon dioxide (CO2) after soaring gas prices will cost tens of millions of pounds, Environment Secretary George Eustice said. "It's going to be into many millions, possibly the tens of millions but it's to underpin some of those f
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UK strikes deal for CO2 producer CF to restart operations

LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Britain has struck a deal with CF Industries for the American company to restart the production of carbon dioxide (CO2) after soaring gas prices forced it to halt operations, threatening the supply of meat in the country. Meat processors had warned they too would need to halt production in days, with gaps soon to appear
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Energy supplies will keep going, UK's Johnson says

LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday sought to reassure Britons that energy supplies would keep going as wholesale natural gas prices in Europe soar amid the reopening of economies. "I am very confident in our supply chains, very confident that we will be able to keep energy supplies going," he told Sky News. Reportin
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UK strikes deal for CO2 producer to restart operations

LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Britain has struck a deal with CF Industries for the American company to restart the production of carbon dioxide that is used by the food industry, Sky News reported on Tuesday. CF makes CO2 as a by-product of its main product fertiliser. It is used by the food industry to stun animals for slaughter and to preserve the
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Britain may give state loans to energy companies as gas prices surge

* Britain considers state loans for energy companies * Government may help companies that take on customers * UK may support CF Industries to secure carbon dioxide (Updates with company source) By Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Britain is considering offering state loans to energy companies that take on customers from
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UK may give state loans to energy companies after gas price rise

LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Britain is considering state loans for energy companies that take on customers from firms which go bust due to soaring wholesale gas prices, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said on Tuesday. Asked if state-backed loans were an option, Kwarteng said: "There are lots of options ... It costs a company to absorb up to hundr
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Britain monitoring CO2 supplies 'minute by minute', says minister

LONDON, Sept 20 (Reuters) - To maintain domestic supplies of CO2 the British government is in constant contact with companies who produce the gas and is monitoring the situation "minute by minute", business minister Kwasi Kwarteng said on Monday. Kwarteng told parliament he met Tony Will, chief executive of fertiliser manufacturer CF Industries, on
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