'I am pleased that HM Customs and Excise has agreed to relax the regulation on the use of red diesel for vehicles making journeys essential for public health or safety. However, unless the situation improves dramatically the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our communities could be put at risk.
'Supplies of fuel need to be significantly improved before there can be a return to any level of normality and I reiterate my call for an immediate end to the remaining blockades of oil refineries and fuel depots. The fuel companies must also do their part to ensure that the flow of fuel continues to increase throughout Wales.
'The supply of fuel to priority users has to be co-ordinated locally and I am encouraged to see some evidence that local emergency arrangements are beginning to work.
'Even after full supplies have been restored it will take some time for Wales to get back to normal. In the meantime I would urge the public to act with restraint and give priority at the pumps to those with vital roles to perform in the community.'