Owner of the Wooli BP Oyster Inn Steve Parker with workers replacing the fuel tank at the petrol station. Fuel will be unavailable in Wooli until next week.
Owner of the Wooli BP Oyster Inn Steve Parker with workers replacing the fuel tank at the petrol station. Fuel will be unavailable in Wooli until next week.

Don't run on empty at Wooli

IF you are planning a trip to Wooli this weekend, make sure there is enough fuel in the tank to get home.

Otherwise you could find yourself stranded in paradise.

The riverside village will be a dry zone all weekend with the two fuel outlets in town, the BP Oyster Inn and Main Street Store, out of action.

At the BP, petrol has been offline all week to allow a new fuel tank to be installed.

BP Oyster Inn owner Karen Parker said she hadn’t heard of any motorists running out of fuel, but she did suggest to one heavily pregnant woman in the village to fill up her car before the fuel was switched off in case she went into labour and needed to get to Grafton.

The installation of the new tank at the BP Oyster Inn was necessary to meet new government regulations.

Karen said work was progressing well, with the tank lowered into place and pipes expected to be connected over the next few days.

“We’re hoping it will be back on by early next week,” she said.

Meanwhile, all other services at the Oyster Inn including the store and takeaway are operating.

Karen said people could still fill up at the Minnie Water General Store about 16 kilometres up the road.



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