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UK petrol retailers say 26% of gas stations still dry

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A worker guides vehicles into the forecourt as they queue to refill at a fuel station in London

LONDON (Reuters) - More than a quarter of British gas stations are still dry and just 47% have both petrol and diesel, said Gordon Balmer, executive director of the Petrol Retail Association.

According to a survey of members on Friday, the PRA said 27% of gas stations had one fuel in stock.

"Whilst the situation is similar to recent days, there are signs it is improving but far too slowly," Balmer said.

"Independents, which total 65% of the entire network, are not receiving enough deliveries of fuel compared with other sectors such as supermarkets," Balmer said. "Until independents start getting frequent supplies, we will continue to see long queues at forecourts."

(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Costas Pitas)

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