The unblocking of the oil depots of Luciana and vazziu, which took place last Tuesday, was not enough to restore the distribution network on the island. A move launched by representatives of the agricultural sector, mobilized against the rise in fuel prices endangering the operation of farms, had led to the blockade of the Lucciana depot for six days and that of Vazziu for 48 hours.
The logical consequence is a starting shortage of gas stations throughout Corsica.
In addition to the absence of petrol deliveries, there was the usual reflex of many road users taking care of filling their vehicle’s tank. Results : “ Given the very high consumption observed in recent days, the fuel stocks of the two oil depots of Lucciana and Ajaccio have decreased rapidly”, note in a press release issued by the prefectures of Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud specifying that “Additions are expected between Saturday, March 26 and Monday, March 28 and will be completed in the coming week.”
“However, maintaining a high consumption level can cause problems for some filling stations before the replenishments are made. This is why, to allow the delivery of the largest number with reasonable amounts of fuel during the refueling phases”, the prefects of Corse-du-Sud and Haute-Corse have taken measures to limit consumption.
Sales limited to 20 liters of petrol and 30 liters of diesel per day for private individuals
For example, the sale of fuel to private individuals per vehicle and per day is currently limited to 20 liters of petrol and 30 liters of diesel (this difference is explained by a larger supply of diesel). For trucks, the volume is 50 liters of diesel per day.
In addition, the distribution of diesel and petrol in portable containers is prohibited from today.
Finally, the gas stations of the two departments “will stop all fuel distribution once they have 25% of available pumpable stock left to ensure supplies to priority users “of which a list has been drawn up (in particular the care sector, assistance, public transport).
The prefects call the population “to show good citizenship and respect these provisions. Respect for restrictions, current stocks and planned stocks will make it possible to lift these measures by the end of next week”.