January 25th, 2008 at 05:00pm
A long weekend is usually a pretty good business period for the petrol companies, and a great excuse for them to mark up the prices.
For Shell though, this long weekend is not so good. Courtesy of livenews.com.au:
Shell service stations across the state ran out of certain types of fuel today, just ahead of the Australia Day long weekend.
The unplanned shut-down of two major units at the Clyde refinery caused the shortage.
Shell was forced to close pumps all over Australia as drivers hit the roads for a three-day weekend.
All premium unleaded has run out and only limited supplies of regular unleaded and diesel are still available.
It’s probably going to annoy a handful of motorists who pull in to a Shell service station, only to be forced to drive away without refuelling, but for the vast majority of motorists it’s a nice piece of poetic justice. Let’s just hope that don’t put the prices up after the long weekend to make up for the lost sales.
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