Bridgerton set ‘has its own private fuel stash for cast and crew to use’ amid country’s ongoing shortage
Netflix bosses have reportedly ensured Bridgerton’s set has its own private fuel supply amid the country’s ongoing fuel crisis.
According to The sun, the series will have a minimum of four “bowsers,” tank trailers purchased from fuel companies for the cast and crew to use.
The production team would like to avoid car-sharing of employees for fear of Covid, with the measure since April.
Set: Netflix bosses have reportedly ensured Bridgerton’s set has its own private fuel supply amid the country’s ongoing fuel crisis (Phoebe Dynevor, left, and Ruth Gemmell, right, pictured)
A source said: ‘The last thing anyone wants is further delays, which has been challenging with the backdrop of Covid.
‘They have managed to fill at least four mini-tankers, the so-called bowsers, which are made available to the personnel.
“They are trying to avoid having different crew or cast members share taxis, buses or cars because Covid is likely to spread quickly if they spend too much time around.”
The fuel is used for the trucks, generators and transportation while bosses buy it directly from fuel companies so it shouldn’t affect the public.
Offer: The Netflix series has a minimum of four ‘bowsers’, tank trailers purchased from fuel companies for the cast and crew to use (stock image)
MailOnline has reached out to a Netflix representative for comment.
It comes as the fuel crisis was labeled ‘absolutely terrible’ by industry leaders in London and the South East on Sunday, as panic buyers continue to keep petrol stations dry and petrol prices soar.
Army personnel are ready to deliver fuel from Monday.
The Petrol Retailers Association, which represents thousands of independent service stations across the UK, has welcomed the introduction of the military as it said fuel shortages are getting worse in some parts of the country.
Safety: Production crew would like to prevent employees from carsharing due to Covid fears, with the measure since April (Rege-Jean Page and Phoebe pictured)
Chairman Brian Madderson called the situation in the south ‘absolutely appalling’ and told LBC: ‘The first signs from our polls this morning show once again that the Midlands, North and Scotland are doing quite well, and more and more of their service stations are getting stock. .
‘There is much less stock and much less sudden purchases. Normality creeps into that lot of the country, but London and the south-east are downright awful.’
He told the broadcaster that people are “desperate” to get fuel to do normal day-to-day things, such as taking children to school and going to work.
Data from the PRA on Saturday showed that 16 percent of gas stations are out of fuel – an improvement from more than a quarter on Friday.
A source said: ‘They are trying to avoid having several crew or cast members share taxis, buses or cars as Covid is likely to spread quickly if they spend too much time around’