The situation is particularly difficult in Haut-de-France: 54.8% of stations faced problems with at least one fuel.
The situation gets even more complicated this Sunday on the gasoline supply front. According to the Ministry of Transition, as of 3:00 p.m., 29.7% of STAs experience difficulties with at least one product, compared to 21% yesterday.
Haut-de-France and Ile-de-France were particularly affected. 54.8% of stations face difficulties in Hauts-de-France, 59.1% in Pas-de-Calais (compared to 42% the day before yesterday and 41% yesterday); In the North – 55.8% (versus the day before yesterday – 43%, yesterday – 39%). In Ile-de-France, 44.9% found themselves without at least one product.
“I would like to reiterate the very strong call of the government to the leaders and unions of Total and Esso. A solution must be found without delay in the framework of the social dialogue that must take place in the companies. The French must no longer suffer the consequences of the social movement. This conflict must end “, – said Minister Agnes Panier Runacher.
TotalEnergies has agreed to continue wage negotiations
TotalEnergies agreed to continue wage negotiations this Sunday. “Subject to the termination of the blocking of deposits and the agreement of all social partners, the Company proposes to hold mandatory annual negotiations in October, which were planned for November,” the statement reads.
“We are also in constant contact with Esso management and I expect to hear back from management in the next few hours,” the ministry added.
“Meanwhile, we have taken measures in recent days to open fuel depots, which are normally closed on weekends, and allow trucks to circulate on Saturday and Sunday. We have also released strategic stocks and increased our imports. These measures have led to an increase in supply of about 20% in compared to normal flows. These supplies are gradually arriving at service stations and professional networks. These additional volumes should allow the situation to improve during the day. Monday,” we still read in the press release.
The government also points to a certain panic movement among consumers. “We faced a crowding at the STA above the normal consumption of fuel (+30 percent in some areas), which worsens the situation. Once again, I call on all our fellow citizens not to stock up, so that everyone can do their job.” .”