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Topic: Fuel strikes
Posted By: Richardk
Subject: Fuel strikes
Date Posted: 09/August/2019 at 08:39
The fuel tanker driver's strike planned for Monday is already taking hold.
Large queues at several fuel stations yesterday spilling onto road so even those with fuel were being delayed. As I needed petrol for my lawnmower I headed out early this morning to get a gallon (5 litres). Repsol at Montechoro had no queues  as they had run out!!!. Onto 125 at Ferreiras big queues on both sides.
Grass cutting has been abandoned  but its drizzling here anyway now. Argghhhhh.



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Posted By: peteknopp
Date Posted: 09/August/2019 at 09:10
https://janaodaparaabastecer.vost.pt


maybe not up and running 100% accurate til official start of strike but a useful site

and this a list of places they say will be topped up by army etc

http://www.ense-epe.pt/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/REPA-Geral.pdf


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Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 09/August/2019 at 09:24
Yes, it normally takes me 35 minutes to get to the airport, last night over an hour because of the queueing for fuel, they are causing local gridlocks including the island at the airport, gridlocked down the dual carriageway, took 20 minutes to get through and get to airport car parks.
The police should be there moving cars on making it clear you can’t queue on an island or carriageway when you are effectively blocking access to an International airport.
The worst news apparently is the strike officially starts Monday and is planned to go through to September.

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Andrew


Posted By: Richardk
Date Posted: 09/August/2019 at 09:35
http://www.ense-epe.pt/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/REPA-Geral.pdf 
Thanks Pete for link
Just checked  - only 9 fuel stations across the whole Algarve will have Army support yet Beja alone has three!!!.
Sounds like the Algarve has been ignored again - with the influx of tourists it is going to be absolute chaos unless the can reach agreement


Posted By: peteknopp
Date Posted: 09/August/2019 at 10:09
Richardk - to be sure you need to scroll down a page and the number goes from 9 to 22

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Posted By: Algarveaddick
Date Posted: 09/August/2019 at 12:28
Originally posted by Andrew Andrew wrote:

Yes, it normally takes me 35 minutes to get to the airport, last night over an hour because of the queueing for fuel, they are causing local gridlocks including the island at the airport, gridlocked down the dual carriageway, took 20 minutes to get through and get to airport car parks.
The police should be there moving cars on making it clear you can’t queue on an island or carriageway when you are effectively blocking access to an International airport.
The worst news apparently is the strike officially starts Monday and is planned to go through to September.
 

GNR - always conspicuous by their absence when they are really needed... 


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Go away Duchatalet


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 09/August/2019 at 13:18
If the strike lasts until September there will be more to worry about than being unable to put fuel in your car.

The state of emergency comes into effect at midnight tonight and is currently to run until 21st August. Petrol and diesel for cars will effectively be rationed to 15 or 25 litres a day depending on whcih station.

Don't worry, the government will cave in, to avoid the threat of civil unrest.


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Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: Richardk
Date Posted: 09/August/2019 at 14:48
Hi Pete
Yes you are right but 22 across the Algarve is still totally inadequate, There is only ONE in Albufeira despite all the vistors.  ( I know there is another in Ferreias but that is hardly in Albufeira)
Crazy


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 10/August/2019 at 09:36
Tourists, pah! Let them walk. Wink

It is illegal to store petrol at home of course.



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Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 10/August/2019 at 10:00
It’s diesel they are selling out of, petrol is available.

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Andrew


Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 10/August/2019 at 14:54
Station in Vale Parra, had a delivery this morning, now has all fuels and no queues, so I thought it had all blown over, until I saw the madness at the station by the Two Worlds roundabout! What is going on!

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Andrew


Posted By: Jayjan
Date Posted: 10/August/2019 at 22:20
Everyone is panic buying Andrew. Photos on facebook of van drivers with big containers in the backs of their vans filling up, (mainly diesel) I couldn't believe the  traffic gridlock it caused on the dual carriageway in Albufeira especially at the fuel station approaching the Watches roundabout. Lets just hope the strike doesn't last long and they can agree something, otherwise it will be total mayhem. 

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Polli the dancing cat strikes again.


Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 11/August/2019 at 10:02
I know Poll, but my observation was some stations panic buying is happening and chaos ensues, others, like the one in Vale Parra are operating as normal, all fuel derivatives in stock, no panic, no queues, business as usual. Why the difference?
Taxi driver last night said he believed it was all over now anyway and resolved but, so there was a proviso, it would be Monday before we knew this for certain. He also said we should be more worried about the supermarkets, their delivery drivers start strike tomorrow and that was still happening. Have to qualify, this is from taxi driver, I haven’t seen it reported.

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Andrew


Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 12/August/2019 at 15:01
Anybody got any updates? Our nearest station has run out of diesel, I think that’s because the traders and the taxi’s have piled in, but it has petrol, no queues, no panic. Anybody add anything or report similar or different?


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Andrew


Posted By: Richardk
Date Posted: 12/August/2019 at 16:44
Ive just seen reports of queues at filling stations across the Spanish  border towards Huelva  etc. Fuel is cheaper in Spain so clearly many people have thought it worthwhile to make the trip to avoid delays here. How long before they run out and have to wait to be replenished?


Posted By: Jayjan
Date 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.


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Polli the dancing cat strikes again.


Posted By: cubsur
Date 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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Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: Andrew
Date 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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Andrew


Posted By: Richardk
Date Posted: 13/August/2019 at 09:55
Andrew -I might take a drive out your way - I still need petrol for my lawn mower 


Posted By: Richardk
Date 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!!!


Posted By: Andrew
Date 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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Andrew


Posted By: Richardk
Date 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.



Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 18/August/2019 at 09:11
All over bar the shouting. Everything fine, fuel available, all as normal.

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Andrew


Posted By: Algarveaddick
Date Posted: 18/August/2019 at 09:48
Magic - thanks for the update, mate. 

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Go away Duchatalet


Posted By: Richardk
Date 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 


Posted By: Jayjan
Date 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.


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Polli the dancing cat strikes again.



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