PETROL SHORT. Will the fuel shortage end soon? Why is there no more petrol at Total? We make an inventory of the latest news and the map to find petrol and diesel in your area.
[Mis à jour le 9 octobre 2022 à 10h27] Sunday, October 9, 2022, the shortage of fuel continues in France. The day before, Saturday, 20.7% of gas stations struggled to fill up, the latest government figures show. That is why several prefectures have decided to take measures so that health workers in particular do not run out of fuel and can provide assistance. For example, the prefecture of Oise has decided to ban the sale of petrol in cans or jerry cans. It states: “Gas station operators will establish priority access for medical, paramedical and medical-social personnel. provided with a professional card or a certificate from their employer.” In Seine-Saint-Denis, the decision not to allow the sale of fuel in containers.
Can we hope that the fuel shortage will soon end? The government is trying to reassure. While the French fear fuel shortages and one in five gas stations experienced supply problems on Friday, executives are expanding their media outings to explain to motorists what behavior to adopt. This is particularly the case of the Minister for Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion, Christophe Béchu, interviewed by Franceinfo: “There is a topic, it is not to end with a panic movement, which means that motorists say to themselves that, since there are If there is a shortage, they rush to the stations when they are open,” he explained on Saturday, October 8.
Step aside, health workers, we are sounding the alarm. “Everywhere in France we encounter major problems. We are forced to optimize our rounds, even if this means canceling the least urgent appointments,” explains the Parisian, John Pinte, president of the National Union of Liberal Nurses (Sniil). Similarly, Serge Smadja, Secretary General of SOS Médecin, is concerned: “The situation is very tense. We manage to continue working, but local problems can arise when the doctors have nothing left in the tank and have to scramble to get a open station.”
Measures have been announced to address these difficulties, including the authorization to operate tankers on Sunday 9 October. “We are working to improve the situation, it will take two or three days in advance. Based on what the tankers can repatriate from Belgium and from Rouen, and to make things easier, we strategically release part of our stocks ” , the Minister of Energy Transition, Agnès Pannier-Runacher, had already assured on BFMTV on Thursday evening. The economic situation between the 20 cents per liter pump discount at TotalEnergies’ gas stations and a strike move within the company to demand a wage increase entering its second week has left fuel shortages stalled in some places.
Where are there petrol shortages?
Gradually, the situation in several regions became tense. In the Ile de France or the Bouches du Rhône, which was quickly hit on the approach last weekend, the Hauts-de-France was added, especially in Nord-Pas de Calais. The giant’s statement assures “there is no shortage of fuel as TotalEnergies has built up stocks and is currently importing regularly”. The group also explains that gas stations have seen a “significant influx in” since the beginning of September. [leur] network of stations (+ about 30%)”. There remains a final solution, which has already been 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 out of stock. First of all, the Mon Essence application offers a statement based on feedback from users who report dry stations. The project is 100% collaborative.
Below you will also find a map of French petrol stations. 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.fuel prices.
- By zooming in and then clicking on a point on the map, you can view all the information about the station and scroll through the prices of each fuel with arrows.
- Fuel that is out of stock is either explicitly stated on the map or is absent at the stations
- It is up to the point of sale concerned to report its station and its prices to the Ministry. Some groups, such as Total, also provide data that is sometimes more detailed. You can find it on Total’s website.
What petrol shortage in Paris? The list of stations
You will find above a list published based on feedback from users of the app and the Mon Essence.fr website.
What fuel shortage in Marseille? The list
A map published based on feedback from users of the Mon Essence.fr app and website and focused on Marseille is available above.
What shortage of petrol in Lyon? The list
A map published based on feedback from users of the Mon Essence.fr app and website and targeting Lyon is available above.