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Pumps run dry at gas stations in Britain

People push as a car, which has run out of petrol, as vehicles queue to refill at a Texaco fuel station in south London, September 26. British drivers hunted for hours or sat snarled in queues to fill their tanks after panic buying left pumps dry across major cities and prompted the government to put the army on standby.       

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People push as a car, which has run out of petrol, as vehicles queue to refill at a Texaco fuel station in south London, September 26. British drivers hunted for hours or sat snarled in queues to fill their tanks after panic buying left pumps dry...more

People push as a car, which has run out of petrol, as vehicles queue to refill at a Texaco fuel station in south London, September 26. British drivers hunted for hours or sat snarled in queues to fill their tanks after panic buying left pumps dry across major cities and prompted the government to put the army on standby. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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Vehicles queue to refill at a Texaco fuel station in London, September 27. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Vehicles queue to refill at a Texaco fuel station in London, September 27. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Vehicles queue to refill at a Texaco fuel station in London, September 27. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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A man holds a knife while shouting at a driver who allegedly cut in line in front of him, while drivers wait in line at a petrol station in Welling, London, September 27. Instagram/@91stefansilva

A man holds a knife while shouting at a driver who allegedly cut in line in front of him, while drivers wait in line at a petrol station in Welling, London, September 27. Instagram/@91stefansilva

A man holds a knife while shouting at a driver who allegedly cut in line in front of him, while drivers wait in line at a petrol station in Welling, London, September 27. Instagram/@91stefansilva
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A 'No Fuel' sign is attached to an empty petrol pump at a BP filling station in Manchester, September 28. REUTERS/Phil Noble

A 'No Fuel' sign is attached to an empty petrol pump at a BP filling station in Manchester, September 28. REUTERS/Phil Noble

A 'No Fuel' sign is attached to an empty petrol pump at a BP filling station in Manchester, September 28. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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Vehicles queue to refill at a Texaco fuel station in south London, September 26.  REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Vehicles queue to refill at a Texaco fuel station in south London, September 26.  REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Vehicles queue to refill at a Texaco fuel station in south London, September 26.  REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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A Shell petrol station that has run out of fuel is seen in Northwich, Britain, September 27. REUTERS/Molly Darlington

A Shell petrol station that has run out of fuel is seen in Northwich, Britain, September 27. REUTERS/Molly Darlington

A Shell petrol station that has run out of fuel is seen in Northwich, Britain, September 27. REUTERS/Molly Darlington
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A BP petrol station that has run out of fuel is seen in Hemel Hempstead, Britain, September 261. REUTERS/Paul Childs

A BP petrol station that has run out of fuel is seen in Hemel Hempstead, Britain, September 261. REUTERS/Paul Childs

A BP petrol station that has run out of fuel is seen in Hemel Hempstead, Britain, September 261. REUTERS/Paul Childs
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Vehicles queue to refill at a Shell fuel station in central London, September 27.  REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Vehicles queue to refill at a Shell fuel station in central London, September 27. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Vehicles queue to refill at a Shell fuel station in central London, September 27. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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Vehicles queue to refill at a Texaco fuel station in south London, September 26.  REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Vehicles queue to refill at a Texaco fuel station in south London, September 26.  REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Vehicles queue to refill at a Texaco fuel station in south London, September 26.  REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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A sign showing customers that fuel has run out is pictured at a petrol station in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, September 28.  REUTERS/Carl Recine

A sign showing customers that fuel has run out is pictured at a petrol station in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, September 28.  REUTERS/Carl Recine

A sign showing customers that fuel has run out is pictured at a petrol station in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, September 28.  REUTERS/Carl Recine
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People wait outside their cars as vehicles queue to refill at a Texaco fuel station in south London, September 26.  REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

People wait outside their cars as vehicles queue to refill at a Texaco fuel station in south London, September 26.  REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

People wait outside their cars as vehicles queue to refill at a Texaco fuel station in south London, September 26.  REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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Vehicles queue to refill outside a Shell fuel station in central London, September 26. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Vehicles queue to refill outside a Shell fuel station in central London, September 26. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Vehicles queue to refill outside a Shell fuel station in central London, September 26. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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An assistant helps direct traffic as vehicles queue to refill at a Texaco fuel station in south London, September 26.  REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

An assistant helps direct traffic as vehicles queue to refill at a Texaco fuel station in south London, September 26.  REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

An assistant helps direct traffic as vehicles queue to refill at a Texaco fuel station in south London, September 26.  REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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Sings showing customers that fuel has run out are pictured at a petrol station in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, September 28.  REUTERS/Carl Recine

Sings showing customers that fuel has run out are pictured at a petrol station in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, September 28.  REUTERS/Carl Recine

Sings showing customers that fuel has run out are pictured at a petrol station in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, September 28.  REUTERS/Carl Recine
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A sign showing customers that fuel has run out is pictured at a petrol station in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, September 28.  REUTERS/Carl Recine

A sign showing customers that fuel has run out is pictured at a petrol station in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, September 28.  REUTERS/Carl Recine

A sign showing customers that fuel has run out is pictured at a petrol station in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, September 28.  REUTERS/Carl Recine
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