THE Rohs Road taxi supply depot is running low on LPG as supply issues affect the state.
Cootes transport company, which had a tanker involved in a fatal crash, has had trucks grounded due to defects.
Taxis Associated of Bendigo manager Mick (last name withheld), said cabs would be forced to fill up at service stations.
“The majority of us fill up at our own depot on Rohs Road,” he said.
“We source our fuel where we can to keep the services that we provide.
“We’ve got very limited supply.
“I would say they’d have to source their fuel externally once we have diminished supplies.”
He said he was unsure when the problem would be solved.
“It’s out of our control,” he said.
“We’ve just got to fill up wherever we can.”
Mick said there may be a price difference between the depot and the petrol stations.
"I dare say it could be extra costs involved in the price of gas," he said.
"It's out of our control.
"There probably would be some variants in price."
The issue is not widespread in Bendigo.
Cootes customers include BP and Shell.
A BP spokesman said there were only problems in metropolitan Melbourne.
"It's mainly around Melbourne," he said.
"Outside of the city it's not really a problem."
The Bendigo Advertiser spoke to staff at several petrol stations who said they did not have a supply issue, including at Shell and BP.
Damian Carew, who owns several APCO service stations, said he was still receiving fuel.
“There’s no issues at the moment,” he said.
“We’ve got our own trucks that deliver to us.”
A United Petroleum spokesman said the company also had an independent supply chain.
“We will have no problems with LPG or fuel supplies in Bendigo,” he said.
“The only reason we might have a problem is if we have a rush of people to fill up and we don’t keep up.
“But our stock levels in Bendigo all look very strong, so it’s not a problem.”
The issue arose after a truck crash in NSW last week which claimed two lives.
According to AAP, more than 100 Cootes tankers have been grounded or forced to undergo repairs.
Australasian Convenience and Petroleum Marketers Association chief executive Nic Moulis said Cootes' hub worked mainly in metropolitan areas and shortages were already starting to pinch.
"It is reasonably widespread through metropolitan areas," Mr Moulis said.
"Definitely Melbourne will be the worst.
"Queensland will be second, Sydney won't be as bad as Queensland."
He said regional areas would not be as affected.