The share of petrol stations without “at least one product” is increasing. 54.8% in Hauts-de-France and 44.9% in Ile-de-France.
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The number of service stations affected by fuel supply difficulties “on at least one product” is growing: they are 29.7% on Sunday 9 October at 3 pm, according to data from the Ministry of Energy Transition communicated to franceinfo. It was 20.1% Saturday at 1pm.
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Upper France is particularly affected with 54.8% of gas stations affected. In detail, they are 59.1% in Pas-de-Calais and 55.8% in the North. These figures have been on the rise since Saturday. Second region in difficulty: Ile-de-France where 44.9% of the stations are “out of at least one product” according to the Ministry of Energy Transition.
Minister Agnès Pannier-Runacher remembers this on Sunday “his very firm appeal” to the TotalEnergies and ExxonMobil unions. “A solution must be found without delay within the framework of the social dialogue, which must take place within companies. The French no longer have to suffer the consequences of a social movement. This conflict must end.” According to her, a step has been taken “by TotalEnergies management today to anticipate the mandatory annual negotiations in October, thus responding to the government’s appeal”. CGT TotalEnergies, leading the dispute for ten days, has not yet responded to this proposal.
Finally, Agnès Pannier-Runacher points out the opening of fuel depots and the authorization for the movement of trucks this weekend, allowing for a 20% increase in fuel deliveries over the past two days. The minister urges the French not to run to petrol stations and promises “an improvement in the situation throughout the day on Monday”.
For its part, TotalEnergies calls on Sunday in a new press release “under the responsibility of all, so that the company can guarantee the supply of the French in the best conditions”.