LACK OF PETROL. Will the end of the fuel shortage come soon? Why is there no more petrol at Total? We take stock of the latest news and the map to find gasoline and diesel near you.
[Mis à jour le 9 octobre 2022 à 10h27] On Sunday 9 October 2022, the fuel shortage continues in France. The day before, Saturday, 20.7% of gas stations were struggling to refuel, according to the latest figures released by the government. For this reason, several prefectures have decided to take measures to ensure that health workers, in particular, do not run out of fuel and can provide assistance. The prefecture of the Oise, for example, has decided to ban the sale of petrol in cans or cans. It is specified: “The operators of the service stations will establish priority access for the benefit of medical, paramedical and medical-social staff. equipped with a professional card or an employer’s certificate “. In Seine-Saint-Denis, decision not to authorize the sale of fuel in containers.
Can we hope for an end to the fuel shortage soon? The government tries to reassure. While the French fear fuel shortages and that one in five service stations experienced supply difficulties on Friday, members of the executive are increasing media coverage to explain good behavior to motorists. This is in particular the case of the Minister for Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion, Christophe Béchu, interviewed by Franceinfo: “There is an argument, it is not to end up with a movement of panic, which means that motorists say they are that, since there will be if they are missing, they rush to the stations when they are open ”, he explained, on Saturday 8 October.
To the side, health workers, we are sounding the alarm. “We are encountering big problems everywhere in France. We are forced to optimize our shifts, even at the cost of eliminating less urgent appointments,” explains Parisian John Pinte, president of the National Union of Liberal Nurses (Sniil). Similarly, Serge Smadja, general secretary of SOS Médecin, is worried: “The situation is very tense. We can continue to work, but local difficulties can arise when doctors have nothing left in the tank and have to hurry to find a ‘ station opening. “
To address these difficulties, measures have been announced, including permitting the movement of tankers this Sunday, 9 October. “We are in the process of improving the situation, it will take two or three days a priori. Based on what oil tankers can repatriate from Belgium and Rouen, and to facilitate things we are freeing up part of our strategic stocks”, he had already assured. Thursday evening on BFMTV the Minister of Energy Transition, Agnès Pannier-Runacher. Following the economic situation between the pump discount of 20 cents per liter at TotalEnergies service stations and an internal strike at the company to demand a wage increase that is entering its second week, the fuel shortage has stalled in places. .
Where are there gasoline shortages?
Gradually, the situation became tense in different regions. In the Ile de France or Bouches du Rhône quickly hit as last weekend approaches, Hauts-de-France has joined, particularly in Nord-Pas de Calais. The communication of the giant assures “that there is no shortage of fuel, because TotalEnergies has accumulated stocks and currently imports regularly”. The group also explains that since the beginning of September, gas stations have experienced “a significant influx into the interior.” [leur] network of stations (approximately + 30%). There remains one last solution, already adopted by many motorists in recent days: turn to competitors and other fuel suppliers, even if it means paying more.
There are several solutions to find out where to refuel and which stations are sold out. First, the Mon Essence app offers a statement based on user feedback reporting dry stations. The project is 100% collaborative.
You can also find a map of French petrol stations below. This is the “instant feed” of fuel prices in France, provided by the Ministry of Economy and available here on the official website: https: //www.prix-carburants.
- By zooming in and then clicking on a point on the map it is possible to view all the information about the station and scroll the prices of each fuel with the arrows.
- Out of stock fuels are explicitly mentioned on the map or absent from the stations
- It is up to the point of sale concerned to declare its station and prices to the Ministry. Some groups, such as Total, also provide sometimes more detailed data. You can find it on the Total website.
What shortage of petrol in Paris? The list of stations
You will find above a list published based on feedback from users of the app and Mon Essence.fr website.
What shortage of petrol in Marseille? The list
A map published based on feedback from users of the Mon Essence.fr app and site and centered on Marseille is available above.
What gasoline shortage in Lyon? The list
A map published based on user feedback from the Mon Essence.fr app and website and focusing on Lyon is available above.