To see how Twitter users feel about the petrol shortage caused by the UK’s crazy panic buying tendencies, we provide you with the 15 best Petrol Shortage memes.
Below, we’ll take a look at a viral reporter’s answer to his trending tweet and the amusing responses to Britain’s alleged frenzy.
Top 15 Most Hilarious Petrol Shortage Memes
It would appear that Phil McCann, a reporter for the BBC, was the best choice to cover the topic of the gasoline crisis.
Get it? Rather odd, considering how eager drivers are to go to gas stations and fill up their tanks.
— Gary Taphouse (@garytaphouse) September 25, 2021
British bar owners joked that they were out of beer in an effort to capitalize on customers’ knee-jerk reactions and increase sales.
Give that pub landlord a prize….
— Countess Bathurst (@CotswoldLadyB) September 24, 2021
How about another twist on the idea that people are compelled by their psyches to work in professions that sound like their names? This is known as nominative determinism.
Which of the Spice Girls still has access to gas?” The answer is “Geri can.”
— Thomas Bell 🐶🐳🦅🦁🐧🐢🐻🐒🐈 (@mowglibell) September 25, 2021
Another user attempted to put a humorous spin on the hysterical buying frenzy by referencing the classic children’s book, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.
Some people reacted to the drivers that wasted gas looking for gas by sharing a meme featuring the popular UK rapper Roll Safe.
— Phlegm Clandango (@Cain_Unable) September 24, 2021
When it comes to their vehicles, electric car owners can sit back and relax.
— Elle Vass (@CurranElle) September 24, 2021
— Stuart Hill (@Hillgolfacademy) September 24, 2021
Concerned consumers are warned to not just stock up on food and water, but also on other forms of defense.
— Rob (@SOUTHBANKWOLFY) September 24, 2021
— Mark Cockerton (@CockertonMark) September 24, 2021
The government’s response to a purported gas and food scarcity was mocked in Boris Johnson’s parody accounts through the use of humorous made-up scenarios.
Some have even joked that a tweet by British MP Nadine Dorries will put an end to any last-minute shopping frenzy concerns.
— Marchioness Carrie Not Non-Dom 🇺🇦🇪🇺💙🪁🏄🏻♂️ (@TheWordOfCarrie) September 24, 2021
Buyers of toilet paper in 2020 are jokingly said to be in a panic and looking to make a product swap.
— DAMIEN HARDY (@damienhardy1986) September 24, 2021
— Mark Watkinson 🐟 @nobigfish 🇺🇦 (@nobigfish) September 24, 2021
Even fuel bags are the subject of internet-wide memes.
— The RAW Organisation (@raworganisation) September 24, 2021
Then again, you could always just walk to your destination instead.
— ♫ Adriano&Paulina ♫ (@keet0007) September 24, 2021
U.K. Panic Buying: Twitter Responds
The same individuals who stocked up on toilet paper during the lockdown have been portrayed on Twitter as panicking and buying gas in an attempt to get them through.
— Paul (@Pridley1974Paul) September 24, 2021
There have been many who say that the UK is lacking common sense rather than energy.
It’s not a #petrolshortage it’s a common sense shortage.
— Lisa Dicks (@LisaDicks03) September 25, 2021
People are literally using up their petrol, driving around trying to find somewhere to fill up with petrol even though they don’t need too because there is no shortage of petrol.
— (((Dan Hodges))) (@DPJHodges) September 24, 2021
Twitter users’ angry comments featured lots of all-caps messages.
Is this scarcity genuine then? Shell Service Station, a subsidiary of the multinational oil and gas firm, took to Twitter to reassure its customers that they had plenty of fuel and asked them to “turn off the TV.”
— scrow82 ⚽️ 🔴⚫⚪ 👩🏫 (@sacrowe82) September 24, 2021
They didn’t say no petrol shortage. They said shortage of drivers to deliver petrol and now everyone is doing up full tank to create shortages lol can’t make this up
— Pristine P (@TallPaul90) September 25, 2021
One possible outcome of this predicted shortfall was online education.
— ✨SassySony✨ (@sassy_sony007) September 25, 2021
This is Phill Mccann’s Reply to His Trending Tweet
Phill McCann, whose name appeared in a number of humorous viral tweets, quickly responded to the jokes.
According to the BBC reporter, it’s just like being in ninth grade again.
The correspondent the BBC sent to cover the petrol shortage this morning is called Phil McCann pic.twitter.com/t64piutcg6
— Talia Shadwell (@TaliaShadwell) September 25, 2021
They’re reporting about a petrol shortage…LOOK AT HIS NAME 🤣 pic.twitter.com/AWYQl98Esf
— Scott Paige (@_ScottPaige) September 25, 2021
McCann’s fame spread to Twitter’s trending topics in the arts and culture sector.
There are worse reasons to trend on Twitter… pic.twitter.com/573bJHAhU7
— Phil McCann (@phi1mccann) September 25, 2021