“There is no shortage,” says Olivier Veron

"There is no shortage," says Olivier Veron

The government wants to avoid the rush at train stations as a precautionary measure: “You know how it works: the more you’re told you’re likely to miss something, the more the prophecy comes true,” says Olivier Veron.

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“There is no shortage” fuel, government spokesman Olivier Veran said on Wednesday, October 5, during his weekly briefing after the meeting of the Council of Ministers. “We are at 12% of stations across the country experiencing difficulties on at least one type of fuel, with a difference as in the Haut-de-France region we reach almost 30% of stations that may experience difficulties”he said.

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“There is tension, it’s temporary, we can explain it and we think everything is on the table to resolve it”, he added. To explain these “voltage” “There is a two-fold parameter: the first, we are not going to complain about this, is that some resorts have become victims of their own success, as the price drop is such that there can be tension over the availability of one or more types of fuel at the stations. The second parameter, there is a strike affecting a certain number of refineries”he added.

“Don’t panic, take your time everyone, we won’t run out of gas.”

Olivier Veron, government spokesman

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The strike is affecting “four of Total’s six oil refineries, as well as some fuel depots owned by the company. We are obviously very closely monitoring the situation with the operators and we have been involved here and there to use strategic stocks to secure the stations, if necessary.”he clarified. “There is a strike problem that will be solved at some refineries”he urged. “You know how it works: the more you’re told you’re likely to miss something, the more everyone rushes there, and thus the more the prophecy comes true.”, he remarked. However, the govt “obviously wants to avoid it.”

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