Queue at Palavas les Flots station in Ayrault on October 5 (illustration).
POLITICS is a pump that lasts. This Sunday, October 9, at 3 p.m., the Ministry of Energy announced that almost a third of gas stations in the territory (29.7%) are experiencing difficulties with the supply of “at least one commodity” after the refinery strike.
This is more than on Saturday at the same time (21%), the situation is particularly tense in Haut-de-France and Ile-de-France. In Pas de Calais, these difficulties affect no less than 59.1% of the STA (against 41% on Saturday). The same is the case in the North, where 55.8% of the stations are against 39% yesterday. ” Ile-de-France had 44.9% of service stations with at least one product “.
“Huge at the gas station”
A situation which suggests that motorists drove to the gas station en masse in anticipation of the coming week as the situation improved on Saturday. ” We have encountered a crowding at the STA above normal fuel consumption (+ 30% in some areas), which worsens the situation.” regrets in a press release issued this Sunday, Agnes Panier-Runaché, Minister of Energy Transition.
” The French no longer have to suffer the consequences of a social movement. This conflict must end.”, she insists. The minister who had to self-isolate due to covidnotices the step taken” by Total management today ahead of mandatory annual talks in October, responding to the government’s call and said wait in the next few hours » return of Esso management on the subject. Oil refineries Total and ExxonMobiles announced the resumption of the strike this morning.
Improvements next week
” In the meantime, we have taken steps in recent days to open fuel depots, which are usually closed on weekends, and allow truck traffic on Saturdays and Sundays. We have also released strategic stocks and increased our imports.’clarifies Agnes Pagnier-Runachet, clarifying that these measures ” made it possible to increase supplies by about 20% compared to normal flows “.
At the same time, the Minister of Energy Transitions wants to reassure, assuring that ” these additional volumes should improve the situation throughout the day on Monday “. An identical story from the side of Elizabeth Bourne, who also assured that the tension with the supply of fuel to the STA continues. “get better within a week”as a parish a “supplies” arising in particular from “strategic actions” French.
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