Panic buying among motorists has seen petrol pumps run dry in Preston.
Customers have flooded to forecourts to fill up following a vote by fuel delivery drivers to go on strike.
The petrol station at Asda in Fulwood was shut on Tuesday afternoon for several hours with many other stations reporting an increase in drivers fearing they may run out of fuel.
Salim Dhila, manager of the New Hall Lane Filling Station, in Fishwick, Preston, said: “Some people have been panic buying the fuel.
“I would not be able to count them but there has been more (customers) than usual.
“As long as we have got the fuel in the tanks we can serve customers.
“Of course we are concerned but I had a fuel delivery this morning and the delivery driver was telling me it should be sorted before they go on strike.”
The cost of unleaded in Preston current stands at a high of 144p, with diesel standing at 149.9p.
The Unite union has said that any walkout by delivery drivers could bring chaos to forecourts within two days.
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