ONLY 384 HOURS OR LESS UNTIL BREXIT – ARE YOU PREPARED?
16th October 2019
After three years of intense negotiations we are less than 384 hours before Brexit. The media coverage is mixed and whilst a form of Irish backstop has been proposed the technical legalities have to be completed and STILL the 27 other EU countries have to formally agree.
Boris Johnson has repeatedly said we are leaving on the 31st October – even with no deal. The Queen has given her speech and Labour and the other political parties were not impressed at all.
New Era’s advice is to BUY YOUR FUEL NOW! We are prepared for a NO Deal Brexit and have been in constant communication with our suppliers. We have cancelled vacations; we have ensured maximum driver and vehicle availability and our teams are ready to take your call now!
WHAT DOES A NO-DEAL BREXIT MEAN TO THE FUEL INDUSTRY?
The Government’s report, Operation YellowHammer, anticipates that the traffic disruption caused by border delays, fuel hoarding and resulting increased fuel prices will impact fuel distribution with nationwide fuel shortages affecting your efficiency and bottom line. We advise you do not wait to see what happens but safeguard your fuel supply NOW.
THAT’S WHERE NEW ERA FUELS COMES IN…
Our “war-room” is prepared for the No-Deal outcome and the subsequent demands of our customers. We are cancelling vacations, planning double shifts, night time deliveries and extra weekend deliveries. As a nationwide supplier of fuels and lubricants we will be running our services as normal as possible and laying on extra tankers but we do expect;
- the demand for fuel to increase as businesses start to stockpile and panic buy
- border checks potentially delaying fuel routed via Europe
- traffic congestion as vehicles desperately seek fuel resupply
- prices increasing as fuel demand increases and supply reduces
- prices to increase if the sterling falls and dollar rises
- further regulatory confusion should there be a general election the same time as Brexit
The greatest risk we see is panic buying at forecourts which will create a knock-on effect at fuel terminals causing severe logistical issues and delaying deliveries due to heavy traffic. We expect these disruptions all over the UK and not just the South East.
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND…
Please plan now and order your fuel ensuring you have enough to get you through Brexit and beyond. Our team of dedicated account managers will take your orders and ensure that your fuel is routed at a convenient time for you. We are already seeing extra demand from commercial and residential customers who are getting Brexit ready. We have multiple solutions available to you for you to consider from 20 litre fuel boxes, 200 litre barrels to 1000 litre IBCs in addition to normal bulk supply – however when its gone, it’s gone!
CALL OUR TEAM ON 01279 425 757 TODAY WE HAVE ALL THE SOLUTIONS TO HELP DURING BREXIT & THE EXPERTISE TO KEEP YOU RUNNING