Tips to save fuel during strike

Tips to save fuel during strike

For those who are still unaware, industrial action by the Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers’ Union (CEPPAWU) began at 06:00 this morning.

“It is our understanding that the strike will affect all refineries and depots of petroleum companies. This strike does not include petrol pump attendants, but will start to impact motorists once the pumps at petrol stations start to run dry,” the Automobile Association (AA) has said.

Accordingly, the AA has advised motorists to ensure they top up their fuel tanks as regularly as reasonably possible. In addition, motorists should avoid taking unnecessary journeys, as well as stop-start driving, to reduce fuel use.

“Driving with an air-conditioner on, speeding and driving in peak-hour traffic will consume fuel more quickly. We therefore advise motorists to adjust their driving patterns, as far as possible, to ensure that the fuel in their tanks lasts that bit longer,” the AA noted.

It is unclear how long this industrial action will last.

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