On the Guardian website it reads "the AA warned of the danger of panic buying. Andrew Howard, an AA spokesman, said: "If people begin panic buying we could well have shortages in fuel even before the strike.
The average British person buys petrol once a fortnight, but if everybody goes out and buys it in say the three days leading up to strike action that could be a problem."
Of course people are going to buy petrol before a strike - what do they expect people to do - wait until the strike and then either spend hours queueing for petrol or not be able to get any at all!!!