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Petrol station turns drivers away after running out of fuel since E10 changes

A supermarket petrol station in Devon ran out of unleaded fuel, just weeks after the new E10 launch.

Motorists had to wait until the fuel was back at their pumps.

The signs at Tesco Tiverton state that they won’t be refilling their tanks until October.

E5 petrol is still being used at the pumps, but E10 was introduced earlier in the month.

Drivers were notified that E10 gasoline will not be available until the new pumps are installed next month.

Four pumps ran out of petrol at the time, but by 3:30, all stations were full.

E10 petrol pump by a Supreme petrol pump
E10 fuel was launched earlier this month

The petrol ran out as one driver was trying to fill up their car on pump six.

A fuel attendant told customers: “That’s it now, no more until October.”

Tiverton only has four petrol stations, Devon Live reports.

A second petrol station in the area heard about the fuel shortage, and staff were concerned that they wouldn’t be able to fill up their cars.

However, the pumps of the petrol station were emptied and refilled when E10 was introduced in the UK.

This is the first time that E10 fuel has been a problem at a petrol station since its launch in September.

Meanwhile drivers have voiced their concerns over the new fuel with one motorist reporting a “spluttering” engine.

The motorist said: “So with E10 petrol are we now paying more for less petrol?”

New E10 fuel
Many cars aren’t compatible to the fuel

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They added: “I’m all for being more environmentally friendly but shouldn’t it be cheaper since it’s watered down?

“Also, since I started using it, my car’s exhaust started sputtering.”

Another complained on Twitter: “My Golf Mk5’s engine is failing after one tank of E10 petrol.”

The fuel makes it greener than the previous E5 petrol which could cut transport CO2 emissions by 750,000 tonnes per year.

Petrol station turns drivers away after running out of fuel since E10 changes
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