Discount at the pump promised by the government will be 15 to 18 centimes including tax per liter of fuel, a difference explained by the amount of VAT applied in the different French territories, we heard on Friday from the Ministry of ecological transition†
The implementation of this discount, which will go up to 18 cents for consumers in mainland France, will come into effect next Friday according to a decree expected on Saturday, it was indicated, confirming information of the Parisian†
18 cents in mainland France, 15 abroad
“We wanted the discount at the pump of 15 cents per liter of fuel to apply to everyone. The discount is calculated on the basis of 15 cents excluding VAT, which explains why the discounts differ depending on the amount of VAT applied to petroleum products.
“Since the VAT is 20% on the mainland in metropolitan France, the discount at the pump is 18 cents per liter including tax for the consumer. It will be around 17 cents in Corsica, where VAT is 13%, and 15 cents abroad, where no VAT is charged on petroleum products,” the ministry said.
The discount included with the pump
The price displayed at the pump includes the discount. Distributors will take advantage of the discount upstream themselves from Sunday, at the central purchasing level, requiring the system to become fluid when it goes into effect.
The cut is being done “at the level of marketers, all that are depots and refiners, who will apply the discount to bulk sales,” specified to AFP the Ufip Energies and mobilities, which brings together professionals in the oil sector. †
First price reductions in 2022
Facing rising fuel prices and less than a month the presidentialPrime Minister Jean Castex announced this discount at the pump in mid-March, from 1 April and for four months. Three billion euros in credits will be spent on this measure, which, after diesel and petrol, has been extended to LPG and LNG. The government had also announced “exceptional financial aid equivalent to 35 cents per liter of diesel” for fishermen, implemented on March 17 and until the end of July.
Unhappy with the government’s announcements, construction workers, fishermen, farmers and transporters, accompanied by taxis, had organized filter dams, blockades of oil depots and refineries across France at the beginning of the week to protest rising fuel prices. According to official figures published Monday, the price of road fuel sold at French petrol stations fell on average below 2 euros last week, for the first time since the beginning of the year.