Ron. Shortage of gasoline? All maps, apps and other tips on how to find them

Ron.  Shortage of gasoline?  All maps, apps and other tips on how to find them

After discount strike.

Last month, Total’s announcement of a 20 centime cut sparked a black gold rush at service stations in the region. The energy giant showed off 95 liters of unleaded drink for around €1.35, and several pumps were temporarily shut down.

The strike has continued for ten days and has resumed, in particular, at the Feizin refinery, creating a risk of stock shortages. Workers are demanding a 10% pay rise in 2022, while Total has seen particularly strong profits thanks to rising oil prices.

Lines can last up to an hour and a half

The gas station closures seemed to take their toll on Ron over the course of a few days, and the list of gas stations that were completely or partially shut down just kept growing. Now it is not uncommon to find empty signs on the road, in front of stations or notices of a gap in the terminals, according to France 3 Regions, which also indicates queues that can last up to an hour and a half along the Lyon ring road.

At the same time, if there is not enough fuel in one place, it is often in another. How to find your way and not burn gasoline unnecessarily… to find? Le Progrès gives you, among other things, some good advice.

Fuel prices website

We have tested for you this website, public and therefore official (prix-carburants.gouv.fr). The result is great ease of use, as it allows you to select, among other things, the desired fuel, department, municipality, sign and even the route, as well as get a list of nearby stations.

Joint map

The penurie.mon-essence website consists of a map that shows lists of open service stations and available fuel in real time based on user submissions. Just click on the pump icon to find out what fuel is missing from the station. The map is available as an app from Essence&CO, available on iOS and Android.

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Apps like Waze

Another trick that allows users to see where there is fuel nearby is mobile driving assistance and navigation apps like Waze. The latter is also based on a public website as well as regular interactive updates through shared users.

Social networks

In Rhône, as elsewhere, local or departmental discussion groups provoke exchanges on this topic, often in the form of a plea for help: “The petrol is gone, who can tell me where it is? Everyone should see one in their city so they don’t go around in circles.

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Sites of distributors

TotalEnergies, for example, offers a map on its website that can show you only the stations that have the fuel you’re looking for left. The update information appears to be correct. However, the disadvantage is that some stations do not appear depending on the zoom level on the map.

Programs for smartphones

There are also smartphone apps to check the availability of fuel at the station. Some distributors have. A partial list: Gasoil Now (on Android and iOS), Fuel Flash (Android/iOS), Gasoline & Co (Android/iOS) or Least Expensive Station (Android).

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