Due to the strikes carried out in various refineries of the TotalÉnergies group, the difficulties in supplying fuel have been accentuated in recent days by a massive influx of motorists to service stations. Faced with this, the prefectures have issued orders to limit the purchase and sale of fuel in cans and drums.
An out of control situation. While nearly 20% of service stations are in trouble due to strikes at various TotalÉnergies group refineries, several prefectures have issued orders to limit the purchase and even sale of fuel in jerry cans and cans.
The prefecture of Hauts-de-France and the Northern region, in fact, asked for “civility and responsibility of all”. “It is not a situation of shortage, but of distribution difficulties, mainly of diesel,” the prefecture said in a statement.
“In order to avoid phenomena of preventive purchases, detrimental to the proper functioning of the service stations, the sale, purchase, distribution and transport of fuel in any container such as jerrycan or jerrycan is prohibited unless duly justified by the customer and verified, as necessary, with the assistance of the local police and gendarmerie services ”, he added.
This prohibition applies in particular to the Nord (59), the Pas-de-Calais (62) and the Somme (80).
To these three departments are added the Vosges (88) and the Val-d’Oise (95). In these two departments, the ban on the purchase and sale of fuel in “any container of the type can or drum” came into effect on Saturday 8 October and will end on Wednesday 12 October.
For Vaucluse (84), which is also one of the departments that banned the filling of the canister, the ban will expire on Tuesday 11 October. However, the fuel supply remains limited. Only 30 liters are authorized for individuals and 120 liters for professionals.
#fuel | Faced with supply tensions, a sales framework was adopted by @ prefect84 1 / cans or cans, 2 / limitation of the quantities purchased (individuals = 30L and professionals = 120L, excluding public service mission). https://t.co/K8uCIerUYh pic.twitter.com/UGZllsqltx
– Prefect of Vaucluse (@ Prefet84) October 7, 2022
For its part, Puy-de-Dôme (63) preferred to issue a recommendation rather than a ban. “The Prefect invites everyone to show good citizenship to avoid any phenomenon of saturation”, indicated the prefect on social media.