As a general strike looms today, tension remains at its highest on the side of fuel refineries. Strikes continue at TotalEnergie’s sites. As for the Esso-ExxonMobil depots, employees are gradually returning to work. However, the French are not refueling their cars.
At the end of the meeting organized yesterday at the Élysée Palace, the Minister of Energy Transition announced that 28.1% of filling stations still had supply difficulties throughout the territory.
However, not all drivers are in the same boat. In fact, the regions inIle-de-Francefrom Center and some Burgundy experiencing more fuel shortages than the rest of the country. In detail, the percentage of gas stations facing difficulties:
- 40.9% In the Paris region;
- 40.5% in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
- 37% in Centre-Val de Loire;
- 36.3% in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes;
- 22.4% in Hauts-de-France.
Source: France info
No return to normal for several weeks
While there has been a slight improvement in several departments, drivers will not be able to quietly fill up their tank before a certain time.
that restart of Esso-ExxonMobil refineries resumed well at the end of last week, after several days of strike. Nevertheless, the group’s management announced that a “return to a situation normal walking should take two to three weeks» at the two production sites. Add to that, the strike in TotalEnergie’s depots, which continuesseveral stations are still at risk of being affected lack petrol and diesel for several weeks.
This morning, the government spokesman stated that there will be “most likely“of new requisitions upcoming to ensure better operation of TotalEnergie’s depots.
In addition to this, the price of fuels is gradually back to increase. To ease the impatience and anger of some motorists, the Prime Minister announced on Sunday on the set of TF1, extension of the discount of 30 centimes per liters of fuel until mid-November.