Fuel supply in Scotland could start to return to normal by the weekend providing there are no surges in panic buying, an industry chief has said.
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Brian Madderson, chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association, told the BBC there should soon be a "rebalancing" of supply and demand.
The group has found the number of dry sites in Scotland had reduced to 15% while the UK figure was 27%.
It attributed this to shorter supply chains north of the border.
Mr Madderson told the BBC's Good Morning Scotland programme: "The tankers can actually get to more filling stations during their shifts due to the shorter distances than England and Wales.
"You're talking 30-40 miles maximum in the central belt. That's been a key point of your resilience.
"So we would expect Scotland will continue to improve and hopefully towards this weekend, provided we don't have any more massive surges in buying, we might start to see some rebalancing of supply versus demand."
The UK government has started deploying its reserve tanker fleet, driven by civilians, to boost fuel deliveries.
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng also said soldiers would be delivering fuel this week, after days of queues - most noticeably in England and Wales.
Mr Madderson said the army would "possibly not" be used in Scotland as there were independent stations south of the border which had been experiencing shortages for up to five days because motorway filling stations had been given priority.