here’s how to find a gas station near you

Sometimes it is necessary to travel several kilometers before finding a refueled pump in the last few days. According to data from the Ministry of Energy Transition, just over 20% of French service stations encountered difficulties in supplying at least one fuel on Saturday 8 October at noon. Means that “79% of the stations are operating normally”, recalled the minister, Agnès Pannier-Runacher. Here’s how to find outlets near you where diesel and lead-free are available.

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Several interactive maps can be used free of charge and updated regularly. Among these, the one published by the government on the prix-carburants.gouv.fr website, which allows motorists to search for a point of sale, according to different criteria (type of fuel, brand, department or municipality).

Screenshot of the prix-carburants.gouv.fr.fr website on 9 October 2022. (PRIX-CARBURANTS.GOUV.FR)

In addition to this government charter, that of the penurie.mon-essence.fr site has also started working again. It updates on the basis of the data provided by users and allows you to search by city to find out which fuels are out of stock at the various service stations.

Screenshot of penurie.mon-essence.fr on 9 October 2022. (SHORTAGE.MON-ESSENCE.FR)

Finally, for those who prefer the stations of the TotalEnergies network, the group has published a map that lists all its sites in France and around the world and shows theare the prices and fuel availability. LThe French company states that it is “regularly updated”. For each point of sale, the date of the last update of the information is communicated.

For those who prefer to use a mobile app, similar services are also available. Like Waze, the GPS application that provides updated information from its users. Since September 27, when the refinery strike began, we have seen a 33% increase in daily navigation in the previous three weeks, with a peak of 59% on October 3. “detailed Friday Jérôme Marty, director of Waze France, on BFMTV.

Available on iPhone and Android, the Gasoil Now, Essence & Co and Gaspal apps can also be useful. The first two aim to find and compare the prices of all fuels in the reference service stations. They combine official government map data and user reports. Gaspal works according to the same principle, but only on the basis of the reports of individuals.

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