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Uber Monitoring U.K. Fuel Shortage With Union Strike on Horizon

  • Supply chain crisis adds to pressure on drivers, riders
  • Union decries earnings hit from time spent searching for fuel
Vehicles queue for fuel at a service station in London on Sept. 26.

Vehicles queue for fuel at a service station in London on Sept. 26.

Photographer: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

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Uber Technologies Inc. has already seen its U.K. drivers departing to other ride-hailing and delivery apps, leading to longer waiting times. Now drivers are also spending time searching for fuel, hindering their ability to meet demand for rides.