As people queue up at petrol stations for hours and many are forced to go without it, one opportunist appears to have decided to try to make some cash off the back of the fuel crisis.

The woman shared a post to a local Stockport community Facebook group with a photo of two petrol cans.

Above it she wrote: "10L. e10 petrol. Collection from Romiley. £50 Ono. Cans not included but can fill up on collection."

Locals in the Facebook group were not happy when they saw the post (

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The price is around four times more expensive that what it would be at a pump, which is why the post was met with such anger.

"Is this a wind up?" wrote one astonished local.

The Facebook post has now been deleted.

The woman was clearly trying to make money out of the current fuel shortage, which saw panicked Brits queue for hours to try to get petrol at the weekend and even fights breaking out between customers.

It meant many people had to work from home today, as TomTom traffic data revealed that many cities were much quieter than usual in terms of traffic.

Others braved it and started queuing for fuel as early as 5am.

The crisis has seen key workers such as NHS staff and teachers struggle to make it into work.

So much so that some petrol stations are now doing a priority two-hour slot for medical professionals - anyone attending these must show their ID.

The government continues to insist people should avoid panic buying because there's not actually a fuel shortage.

Reports suggest Boris Johnson is considering drafting in the army to help with fuel transportation.

Grant Shapps, Transport Minister, added that the problem is being caused by panic buying and it would eventually work itself out.

Despite this, the chaos continues, with thieves even stealing petrol out of parked cars by punching a hole in the tank.

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