Fuels: the strike in the refineries continues, the shortage threatens in the service stations

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After the garbage collectors, it is the turn of the refiners to crystallize the attention since this weekend. The government fears the hardening of the challenge, carried in particular by the unions of the energy sector. This Saturday, March 18, the CGT thus announced the gradual shutdown of the largest refinery in France, operated by TotalEnergies in Gonfreville-l’Orcher (Seine-Maritime). Objective: no longer produce a single drop on the site from this Monday. “Shipments are blocked on the refining side, confirms the group’s management. (…) Our priority is to maintain safety, which leads us (…) to stop some (production units) if necessary to guarantee inventory management. »

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