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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jayjan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12/August/2019 at 21:00
Yes Richardk saw pictures of queues at fuel stations over the border, seems its approx 31cents a litre cheaper too according to what one person said.
Stations that have fuel on the Algarve are  supposedly now limiting people to a max of 15 litres.
Polli the dancing cat strikes again.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cubsur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13/August/2019 at 09:14
"Stations that have fuel on the Algarve are  supposedly now limiting people to a max of 15 litres."

That was the government decree to try to ration supplies to 'non essential users' eg tourists and the public at large. Won't ever work of course as people will simply get their 15 litres and go somewhere else and get another 15.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Andrew Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13/August/2019 at 09:25
No limit, no queue, no panic at the station up the road from us.
Just walked passed, apart from a sign saying they don’t have diesel it’s all absolutely situation normal.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Richardk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13/August/2019 at 09:55
Andrew -I might take a drive out your way - I still need petrol for my lawn mower 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Richardk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13/August/2019 at 13:06
Thanks Andrew - got petrol for my lawnmower .
Amazed to see people trying to fill 5litre water bottles with petrol until lady stopped them.
The Repsol at top of Montechoro  (the only Govt guaranteed filling station in Albufeira ) was shut this morning!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Andrew Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13/August/2019 at 14:52
You should have called in mate!
BTW, they have now run out of the 95 octane but still have 98, and still no queue or panic.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Richardk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16/August/2019 at 16:02
Ive just seen that the strike has been suspended. They are going to mediation so dispute not settled .
No doubt it will take a few days for supplies to get back to normal.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Andrew Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18/August/2019 at 09:11
All over bar the shouting. Everything fine, fuel available, all as normal.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Algarveaddick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18/August/2019 at 09:48
Magic - thanks for the update, mate. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Richardk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18/August/2019 at 11:14
Don't get too excited - its only been suspended for mediation talks so could be back on again 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jayjan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18/August/2019 at 21:19
Just read on Safe Communities Portugal facebook page that the strike has been called off
The National Union of Hazardous Drivers (SNMMP) announced this afternoon that it has decided to call off the strike that began last Monday. The decision announced by the SNMMP president Francisco Sao Bento and was taken during a plenary of union workers, which took place this afternoon (18/8/19) in Aveiras De Cima and lasted about 3 hrs.
Polli the dancing cat strikes again.
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