SUPERMARKETS have reassured York drivers that there is a "good availability of fuel" at petrol stations.

Speaking on Friday evening, a Tesco spokesperson said only two out of over 500 Tesco-operated petrol stations were temporarily affected with fuel deliveries expected at any moment.

The spokesperson said: “We have good availability of fuel, with deliveries arriving at our petrol filling stations across the UK every day."

A further 200 sites are operated by Esso, with a Tesco Express store on site. Esso owner ExxonMobil - which is responsible for the forecourts - said only a "small number" had been impacted.

Meanwhile a spokesperson for Morrisons said it is working to "keep all pumps open".

The spokesperson said: "It is a rapidly moving situation and we are working hard with our suppliers to ensure we can continue to keep all our pumps open and serve our customers."

Asda told the Government it was not affected by shortages.

Speaking on Friday morning, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: "None of the other retailers said they had any closures.

"The others – Asda, Morrisons and other supermarkets – are saying they have no problems, as have other petrol companies."