Shortage of gasoline. Total continues to experience midweek supply issues at its service stations. Is the situation improving? Here are some tips and a map to find fuel near you.
[Mis à jour le 5 octobre 2022 à 14h13] 12% of service stations in France operate on at least one type of fuel. This is a statement made this Wednesday by Olivier Veran, the government’s spokesman, who highlights local difficulties, as in the Hauts de France region with “more than 30% of stations facing difficulties”. So the government wants to be reassuring by ensuring that it is not in a ‘deficit situation’. “My answer is no panic effect, […] we will not run out of gas,” he finally assured the press secretary.
At the beginning of the week, the number of departments and regions affected by fuel difficulties increased even more. There is no general shortage, but there are serious difficulties at the local level in finding fuel, especially at total stations. The latter received a large influx due to a lower price than their competitors, after the announcement of a 20 cent discount on top of the 30 cent discount introduced by the government. results, the tanker is experiencing difficulties with deliveries at some stations, especially since last week when uThe strike has affected several refineries, complicating supply to already strained stations.
The situation gradually worsened in a number of regions. In Île-de-France or Bouches-du-Rhône quickly suffered as the weekend approached, Hauts-de-France was added, especially in Nord-Pas-de-Calais. Earlier this week, the RMC also noted that 8 substations in the Strasbourg agglomeration are missing. The reason? An influx of cross-border motorists, especially Germans, who come to take advantage of cheaper rates than at home. To know where to go, know that TotalEnergies has created an interactive map that lets you know what fuel is available at different service stations.
The giant’s message assures “that there is no shortage of fuel because TotalEnergies has stockpiled and is currently importing regularly.” The group also explains that since the beginning of September, there has been a “significant inflow into the STA.” [leur] gas station network (+ about 30%)”. There remains the final decision, already made in recent days by many motorists: to turn to competitors and other fuel suppliers, even if it means paying more.
How do I know where to fill up?
Below you will find a map of French STAs. This is “instant information” on fuel prices in France, provided by the Ministry of the Economy and available on the official website: https://www.prix-carburants.
- By zooming in and clicking on a point on the map, you can display all information about the station and scroll through the prices of each fuel with the arrows.
- Fuel that is out of stock is either clearly marked on the map or missing from stations
- The outlet concerned must declare its station and prices to the Ministry. Some groups, such as Total, also provide data that is sometimes more detailed. You can find it on the Total website.