Fuel shortage: at least 15% of stations affected in France
More than 15% of service stations in France are running out of gasoline or diesel on Monday, according to data analyzed by Agence France-Presse (AFP).
The most affected department is Loire-Atlantique (55.06% of stations with a shortage of at least one fuel). Other departments in the West are also very affected (Mayenne, Ille-et-Vilaine, Maine-et-Loire, all above 40% of stations in short supply), and the South is also strongly affected. (Bouches-du-Rhône above 40%, several other departments over 30%).
Update on the situation of refineries
The energy sector (gas, oil, electricity) has remained particularly mobilized since January 19 against the government’s pension reform. At this stage, two of the seven refineries continue to produce in France, the TotalEnergies refinery in Feyzin (Rhône) and that of Esso-ExxonMobil in Fos-sur-Mer (Bouches-du-Rhône). The La Mède biorefinery and the Donges refinery are shut down for maintenance or for technical reasons.
Over the weekend, the Port-Jérôme-Gravenchon refinery, whose shipments are still blocked, was shut down, Eric Sellini, national elected representative of the CGT-Chemistry, told AFP. At the other sites, fuel shipments are also still blocked.