And you know what happens when the government tells people not to panic...
Oh, the lines at the pumps will be interesting to watch. Kind of like the lines outside of Northern Rock locations last year. And the lines at the gas pumps in Phoenix a few years back when they had a pipeline bust.
Anyone feeling 1970's right about now? Got a little Iran problem building too just to make it fun...
Drivers urged not to panic buy fuel
A planned four day strike by 500 oil tanker drivers has been attacked by Downing Street as the Government urged motorists not to panic buy fuel amid fears of petrol shortages.
Talks aimed at resolving the row are due to be held at a secret location under the chairmanship of the conciliation service Acas, but time is running out to break the deadlocked row.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown's spokesman said contingency plans were in hand to minimise disruption using new measures put in place last week. He told reporters: "We believe that this strike is unnecessary and we would want to ensure that nothing was done that inconvenienced the public. But the most responsible thing the public can do is to continue to buy as normal."