7 photos show chaos at gas stations in the UK, where a fuel shortage has led to mile-long queues, people bottling petrol, and one man riding a horse past the pumps

Drivers in the UK are experiencing panic due to a severe fuel shortage.
Footage captures mile-long lines and customers filling up with petrol in anger and despair.

Insider has compiled key scenes from the chaos that is taking place across the country.

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Due to a shortage of truck drivers after Brexit and panic-buying by consumers, thousands of UK gas stations are experiencing an acute shortage of fuel.

Changes to visa rules have led to a decrease in the supply of drivers, leading to tens of thousands more European drivers leaving Britain.

Even worse, COVID-19 lockdowns created a backlog of training and testing for new lorry driver licenses, Insider's Mia Jankowicz reported.

The Petrol Retailers Association, which represents more than 5,000 of the UK’s 8,000 stations, reported on Sunday that two-thirds were running out of fuel. According to Reuters, the rest were "running out of fuel soon."

Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, is looking into sending the military in to deliver gas and alleviate the shortage. According to The Independent, this is not enough to resolve the problem.

According to The Independent, drivers are seen panic-buying and resorting to bizarre behavior in the chaos. In some cases, violence has been reported at gas stations.

Insider has compiled the most recent scenes of despair plaguing the nation.