According to the independent retailers’ group RMI, demand for petrol rose 172% (diesel was up 77%) yesterday.
This is all about fears about a fuel tanker drivers’ strike which may or may not happen in the next few weeks.
It has all been exacerbated by the government holding a meeting of the COBRA committee to discuss contingency plans should there be a strike.
But the main reason is that David Cameron and his Cabinet colleagues have been talking up the need for the Great British public to make sure they have plenty of fuel in their vehicles.
Which just shows what a good leader David Cameron must be if all of us follow his edicts so well.
But maybe we diesel users are not as suggestible?