What happens if there is a successful fuel strike? I work along way from work. A typical tank of fuel only lasts about 5-6 days. What happens if I run out of fuel? Do I face losing loads of pay? The last fuel strikes were when I was on a baby break so I wasnt at work. We were on holiday in france mind and that did spoil our holiday as we couldnt use our car duing our stay to make sure we had enough fuel to get us home. My dad even filled his car incase he had to come and rescue us half way through england.