Shell Strike Threatens UK Motorists

Government's urging not to panic-buy gas falls on deaf ears
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 13, 2008 6:40 AM CDT
Shell fuel tanker's are seen, inside the Shell Fuel Terminal, in Jarrow, north east England, Friday June 13, 2008.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Truck drivers for Shell have begun a four-day strike in Britain that threatens to hike already sky-high gas prices. Although the government has warned motorists not to panic-buy, gas stations were reporting a 30% spike in sales in the hours before the action; union leaders, meanwhile, have threatened that gasoline would run out "almost immediately," reports the Telegraph.