By Jaime Llinares Taboada
BP PLC on Thursday confirmed that it has temporarily closed some of its U.K. gas stations due to fuel-supply issues.
The energy company said some of its retail sites have been hit by delays in the supply chain, which are being caused by an industry-wide shortage of drivers across the U.K.
Earlier on Thursday, ITV reported that BP planned to run 80% of services levels to 90% of its forecourt network, meaning most locations won't be restocked for one-and-a-half days a week.
"We continue to work with our hauler supplier to minimize any future disruption and to ensure efficient and effective deliveries to serve our customers," BP said in an statement.
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