Spanish fuel strike

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  • #54056
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  • #83815
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    There was no meat in some supermarkets yesterday and some had hardly any fruit 🙁 . Some petrol stations ran out of fuel. I have friends visiting this week-end and I may have to ask them to bring some fruit and salad 😆 Nice on the road without the trucks though!

  • #83820
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    Maybe instead of just upping production or cutting prices, Zapetero could encourage the sale of biodiesel for heating…its impossible to buy here in Asturias for home use…unless anyone knows otherwise..

    The strikes have not got to us yet, and when they do no doubt they will not only be blocking the roads but setting fire to them as well…at least thats what happened in the last lot of major strikes…

    Is this the season for strikes as so far we have had…the judicial staff…that went on for several months and at the offices they would only deal with a set number of enquiries a day…

    The ayuntamiento..still striking…

    Drs…don´t want to work afternoons…

    Will we be returning to 1973 soon..not that I remember that!!

    😀

  • #83840
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    Queues everywhere at the stations this morning.

    I was going to chance leaving filling until tonight but didnt dare! Marbella stations only had petrol, diesel finished!!

    Might have to hire a donkey at this rate!

  • #83870
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    Inez wrote:
    Queues everywhere at the stations this morning.

    I was going to chance leaving filling until tonight but didnt dare! Marbella stations only had petrol, diesel finished!!

    Might have to hire a donkey at this rate!

    I live in La Nucia a village about 6 miles , north of Benidorm. No diesel left, went into the Mercadona next door looked as if looters had ransacked the place , no fruit ,no veg, no fish, some meat but still plenty of booze.
    The girl on the till reckons the way things are going they will have nothing to sell tomorrow.

  • #83873
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    Does anyone know if the strike is having an effect on the Balearic’s?

  • #83875
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    Possibly the Islands are affected too. The Fishermen are also on strike. There have been lots of incidents with pickets, drivers having their windscreens smashed and tyres slashed. Madrid and the French border seems to be worse although there have been incidents in málaga too.

  • #83888
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    Barcelona.

    Some shortages of petrol / diesel.

    Went to the fresh food market and supermarket this morning. Plenty of everything, felt like a normal day, very calm. Pissed down with rain.

    It was the first time I had been shopping in a while. I was shocked by the prices. What is much more serious than a temporary transport strike is how expensive Spain has become.

    Mark

  • #83889
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    I think the shortages here on the CDS are probably worse because there are so many British around. Panic buying is so British isn’t it, looked as if some were preparing for a siege yesterday!

  • #83896
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    Does anybody think that the strike might extend for more than one month?

    We were planning to drive in Spain around mid July, I am wondering whether it would be safer to buy train tickets.

  • #83899
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    @ralita wrote:

    I am wondering whether it would be safer to buy train tickets.

    Don’t bank on it Ralita, the train drivers haven’t been on strike yet!

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  • #83942
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    I managed to put €30 worth of fuel in my car this morning. It was the maximum allowed and I was watched by a Guardia Civil officer very intensly. Fearing I might get a bullet in the back of my head should I go over the quota, it must have taken me at least 5 minutes to put the last 50 cents in. 😯

  • #83962
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    Suposed to be finishing tomorrow, things back to normal by next week

    We shall see!

  • #83977
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    Repsol behind Cabopino has all types of petrol and diesel. You can’t see it from the N340 hence I don’t think it has been mobbed so much.

    Meat?
    Buy a gun then go out and shoot a rabbit. Tastes like chicken.
    Shellfish? Use your hands and dig for free clams on the sand-banks just off Elviria Beach (opposite Beach House restaurant).
    Octopus? Put a frozen or tinned prawn (yes, still penty of those in the supermarket) on the end of your fishing line and chuck it into the water on beach as per above.
    Sea bass? Buy from the restaurant in Marbella fishing port where the fish farm is.
    Herbs, avocados, lemons, plums? Go into the campo and look around you or go on tour with an estate agent and ask them to only show you empty villas with fruit trees in the garden then pick some on the sly, ho ho.
    Tomatos and chillis? My garden and Dad’s roof terrace! If anyone local wants some then PM me.
    Anything foodwise? Ask your local friendly restaurant to sell you some at an extortionate price. Cars instead of lorries are coming in daily with fresh produce from Almeria and Portugal to keep this vital business going.

    …Oh all right then, I did by a tin of beans in Mercadona this morning tho. Must have been that english blood in me wanting to panic buy!

    Or sod it, just eat out every night.

  • #83978
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    According to Sur, many of the beach restaurants are closing as they don’t have fresh fish and chicken. What they can get is such an extortionate price it is not viable to serve it.

  • #83983
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    Sarah, how are the restaurants getting supplies? 😕

    BMW at Cowley are shutting down over the week-end as no parts coming in from Spain.

  • #83984
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    …by car, not truck.
    Confirmed this with 3 different mates who own restaurants yesterday before publishing on SPI. I know you lot like to see facts, not fiction!.

  • #83986
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    Seeing as you work in one I suppose your information is more reliable than Diario Sur 8)

  • #84033
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    oh dear !!

  • #84187
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    oh dear !!

  • #84038
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    Petrol getting back to normal – san pedro pumps have or certainly had everything.

    No queues either and a pal told me BP are stocking up in the Mijas area

    These guys werent on strike but panic buying emptied the pumps.

    Shelves are still alittle empty though!

  • #84197
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    Petrol getting back to normal – san pedro pumps have or certainly had everything.

    No queues either and a pal told me BP are stocking up in the Mijas area

    These guys werent on strike but panic buying emptied the pumps.

    Shelves are still alittle empty though!

  • #84039
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    Inez, did you notice if there was diesel? We have one petrol (no Probs) but haven’t managed to get diesel.

  • #84199
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    Inez, did you notice if there was diesel? We have one petrol (no Probs) but haven’t managed to get diesel.

  • #84040
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    I didnt look too closely but I couldnt see any tape around the pump at all and someone was filling.

    Im a petrol head so lucky in that score but my freind in Fuengy filled up at the BP on the mijas road and she is a diesel.

    The thoughts are BP are getting their supplies in the fastest. Possibly E;l Saladillo is ok but cant swear to it.

  • #84201
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    I didnt look too closely but I couldnt see any tape around the pump at all and someone was filling.

    Im a petrol head so lucky in that score but my freind in Fuengy filled up at the BP on the mijas road and she is a diesel.

    The thoughts are BP are getting their supplies in the fastest. Possibly E;l Saladillo is ok but cant swear to it.

  • #84041
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    We are in a no-win situation, scared to use the diesel car but if we don’t use it we can’t fill it 😆

  • #84203
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    We are in a no-win situation, scared to use the diesel car but if we don’t use it we can’t fill it 😆

  • #84243
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    Katy – BP had at Fuengirola Castle (N340) at lunchtime and just had a tanker in. La Cala BP had this morning. Try BP at La Canada – BP certainly seems to be getting through.

  • #84061
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    Katy – BP had at Fuengirola Castle (N340) at lunchtime and just had a tanker in. La Cala BP had this morning. Try BP at La Canada – BP certainly seems to be getting through.

  • #84259
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    Katy

    Last time I heard, Hermosa Homes was a real estate agency and not a restaurant!

    FYI I do not work in a restaurant. I live next door to one.

  • #84069
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    Katy

    Last time I heard, Hermosa Homes was a real estate agency and not a restaurant!

    FYI I do not work in a restaurant. I live next door to one.

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