About 30% of service stations affected by supply problems on Sunday

The proportion of service stations that lack “at least one product” amounts to 54.8% in Hauts-de-France and 44.9% in Ile-de-France.

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The number of service stations affected by fuel supply difficulties “in at least one product” increased: they were 29.7% on Sunday, October 9 at 3:00 p.m., according to figures from the Ministry of Energy Transition communicated to franceinfo. They were 20.1% on Saturday at 1 pm

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Hauts-de-France is particularly affected with 54.8% of service stations affected. In detail, they are 59.1% in Pas de Calais and 55.8% in the North. These figures have been increasing since Saturday. Second region in trouble: Ile-de-France where 44.9% of stations are “out of at least one product” according to the Ministry of Energy Transition.

Minister Agnès Pannier-Runacher recalls Sunday “his plea very firm” to the unions of TotalEnergies and ExxonMobil. “A solution must be found without delay within the framework of social dialogue, which must take place within companies. The French must no longer suffer the consequences of a social movement. This conflict must end.” According to her, a step has been taken “by TotalEnergies management today to anticipate mandatory annual negotiations in October, thus responding to the government’s call.” The CGT TotalEnergies, at the forefront of the conflict for ten days, has not yet responded to this proposal.

Finally, Agnès Pannier-Runacher highlights the opening of the fuel depots and the authorization of lorries this weekend, which allowed fuel deliveries to increase by 20% in the last two days. The minister invites the French not to run to the petrol pumps and promises “an improvement in the situation throughout the day on Monday”.

For its part, TotalEnergies claims on Sunday in a new press release “Everyone’s responsibility, so that the company can ensure the supply of the French in the best conditions.”

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