FUEL protesters are gathering for a second march on Stanlow.

The lobby group which calls itself Fuel Protest UK will meet by Hapsford Service Station on the A56 at 7pm on Friday.

More than 300 people using 150 vehicles took part in a peaceful march on the Stanlow site on January 28.

Spokesman Ian Charlesworth said: “This time it will be a bigger and more organised protest so we are advising people to fill up with fuel and essentials.

“We apologise to the public for any disruption but we feel it is necessary to take action because the Government is not listening.”

Ian said he is regularly approached by people who agree with the protest.

“They are looking to us to fight for them, get a fair deal for everyone and get this country back on its feet,” he said.

“We will do everything possible to address the savage and unjust policy off high fuel prices and taxes.”

A Cheshire Constabulary spokesman said: “We are aware that a go-slow and foot protest is planned to take place at Stanlow Oil Refinery on Friday.

“Officers are liaising with the organisers and we will do all we can to reduce the impact the go-slow may have on the road networks and to manage any disruption.

“The role of the Constabulary is to impartially allow for peaceful protesting, while ensuring that others can continue unhindered in their legitimate business activities, or commuting.”

Shell spokesman Edward Brady was also unconcerned.

He said: “I wouldn’t like to speculate on the impact of another protest, but the demonstrators are not protesting against Shell.

“They are making a point about fuel duty, which is a Government matter.”