Like many places around the UK, Essex has been affected by motorists going out to panic-buy petrol due to reports of potential shortages.

The lack of HGV drivers transporting the fuel had seen some BP forecourts forced to shut, leading to drivers forming long queues at many petrol stations.

In Essex on Friday photos and images on social media showed some of this chaos in places like Basildon, Pitsea and Canvey.

Long queues were maintained over the weekend, again causing disruption in the county.

As a result, the AA had encouraged drivers not to be over-zealous in their pursuit for fuel.

AA president Edmund King had said on Friday: “There is no shortage of fuel and thousands of forecourts are operating normally with just a few suffering temporary supply chain problems.

"Drivers should not fill up outside their normal routines because, even if the occasional petrol station is temporarily closed, others just down the road will be open."

If you’re looking to fill up your car responsibly in Southend here is a list of the petrol stations in the town.

What are the 24-hour petrol stations in Southend?

Esso – 500 Southchurch Road

Shell – 96-118 Prince Avenue

Standard Service Station - 682-696 Southchurch Road

Asda – North Shoebury Road

Bournes Green Service Station – 1 Shoebury Road