Fuel sales creeping up – as inter-county travel allowed again
After a five month ban on inter-county travel, forecourts are seeing a much needed rise in fuel sales once again.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin has urged people to be “vigilant about personal behaviour” and to continue to take precautions against the spread of the virus as the country begins its largest reopening since last summer.
Both inter-county travel for non-essential reasons is now permitted.
Average daily fuel sales per forecourt are climbing, much to the relief of forecourt operators across the country. In GB fuel sales have risen to their highest level since before the first lockdown, reaching 19,377 litres on Friday April 30, the highest daily sales since 19 March 2020.
Weekly fuel sales have also continued to climb as Covid-19 restrictions have been eased across Ireland and the UK.
In GB the latest statistics show that for the week ending May 2, sales were 92% of their pre-lockdown level, up 1.1% on the previous week.