The strike by 640 tanker drivers disrupted fuel supplies across the UK
Tanker drivers delivering fuel for Shell have been offered a 14% pay increase over two years after their four-day strike hit UK fuel supplies.
The increase will be worth 9% in the first year and 5% in the second, taking average annual earnings to £41,750.
Drivers and union officials rejected an earlier offer of about £36,000. The union representing the drivers, Unite, has urged them to accept the new offer.
The strike affected petrol stations and oil depots across the UK this week.
It was called after drivers and union representatives failed to agree terms with two haulage firms, Hoyer UK and Suckling Transport, which are contracted to Anglo-Dutch oil firm Shell.
The drivers had threatened to hold a second round of strikes starting on Friday had an agreement not been reached.
Drivers will now be balloted on the deal and are expected to give their verdict by the end of this month.
The government has warned about inflationary pay rises, but said this deal was "particular" to the industry.
Speaking before details of the pay deal were confirmed, Business Secretary John Hutton said: "There needs to be discipline in public and private sector pay if we are to keep inflation under control."
Hoyer UK director Bernie Holloway on the pay deal
He also thanked the fuel industry for working hard to minimise disruption, "and the driving public for behaving responsibly over the difficult four days of the strike".
"Restocking at the pumps is now under way and we can expect things to return to normal over the next few days," he said.
The stoppage by about 600 drivers started on Friday and led to hundreds of petrol stations across Britain running out of fuel.
Further industrial action by the drivers, delivering for Shell, was due to take place at the weekend, but was called off after the pay deal was agreed on Tuesday.
Details of the settlement were given to drivers on Wednesday. Hoyer UK director Bernie Holloway told the BBC that it had agreed a deal with representatives of the Unite union that was worth 14% over two years.
It was not clear whether Shell was involved in the final settlement, but the firm welcomed the news.
Chancellor Alistair Darling also said the above-inflation pay deal was due to "particular problems" confined to the tanker dispute.
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