The grounding of Cootes Transport fuel transporters in NSW and Victoria is unlikely to affect fuel supplys in the district.February 19, 2014 4:23am
Fuel shortages as a result of Cootes Transport grounding its NSW and Victorian fleets last week are unlikely to affect petrol stations in Echuca-Moama and surrounding areas.
While the shortages reportedly affected some service stations in metropolitan Sydney yesterday, the Riverine Herald understands no widespread fuel shortages are expected.
The grounding of Cootes’ transporters last week was the second time in six months its fleet of tankers had been pulled off the road amid safety concerns.
In October, Echuca’s Shell service station was left without unleaded and diesel petrol after a Cootes tanker crashed in Sydney, resulting in about 100 trucks being grounded for safety reasons.
Shell spokesperson Paul Zennaro yesterday said the company was managing its fuel distribution networks.
‘‘Shell uses Cootes trucks but we also use other companies,’’ he said.
‘‘We encourage all customers to pursue normal fuel purchasing habits and only get fuel when they need to.’’
A spokesperson for BP was unable to comment yesterday on possible fuel disruptions at Moama BP at the time of going to print.
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Victoria State Emergency Service (SES) and other emergency services are preparing for the next round of wild weather in the north-east.
It was clear blue skies last Tuesday for the official launch of the Gargarro (pronounced Ga-gar-ro) Botanic Gardens in Girgarre.
SNAKES will be coming out of hiding as the weather warms up.
KATH Bubb has been recognised for 50 years of service with the Ballendella Red Cross.
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Yarroweyah's Katie Anderson will be heading to Wisconsin in the United States after winning the Dairy Youth Travel Scholarship.
After a 30-year career as an accountant in Deniliquin, Peter Skipworth officially retires today.
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