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this is how you find a filled gas station near you

It is sometimes necessary to travel several kilometers before you find a pump with fuel in the past few days. According to figures from the Ministry of Energy Transition, just over 20% of French filling stations had problems with the delivery of at least one fuel on Saturday, October 8 at noon. It means that “79% of stations work normally”, the minister, Agnès Pannier-Runacher, recalled. This way you can find the points of sale in your area where diesel and lead-free are available.

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Several interactive maps can be used for free and updated regularly. Among them, it is published by the government on the website fuelprices.gouv.frwhich allows motorists to search for a point of sale based on various criteria (fuel type, brand, department or municipality).

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

In addition to this government map, that of the site shortage.mon-essence.fr service resumed. It is updated using user data and allows you to search by city to find out which fuels are out of stock at the various gas stations.

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

Finally, for those who prefer TotalEnergies network drives, the group has published: a map with all locations in France and in the world, and shows theits prices and fuel availability. lthe French company indicates that it is “updated regularly”. The date of the last update of the information is communicated per point of sale.

For those who prefer to use a mobile app, similar services are also made available. Such as Waze, the GPS application that provides information updated by its users. Since September 27, when the refinery strike began, we have seen a 33% increase in daily browsing over the past three weeks, peaking at 59% on October 3.”detailed on Friday Jérôme Marty, director of Waze France, on BFM TV.

The apps Gasoil Now, Essence & Co, and Gaspal, available on iPhone and Android, can also be helpful. The first two propose to find and compare the prices of all fuels in the mentioned service stations. They combine official government map data and user reports. Gaspal works on the same principle, but only based on reports from individuals.