Fuel shortage: these departments where it is forbidden to fill your drum

Due to the strikes carried out in several refineries of the TotalÉnergies group, the fuel supply difficulties have been accentuated in recent days by a massive influx of motorists to the service stations. Given this, the prefectures have issued orders to limit the purchase and sale of fuel in drums and drums.

A situation out of control. While about 20% of service stations are in trouble due to stoppages at various refineries of the TotalÉnergies group, several prefectures have issued orders to limit the purchase and even the sale of fuel in drums and drums.

In fact, the prefecture of the Hauts-de-France and North region called for “civility and responsibility of all”. “It is not a situation of shortages, but of distribution difficulties, mainly in diesel,” the prefecture said in a press release.

“In order to avoid preventive purchase phenomena, to the detriment of the proper functioning of service stations, the sale, purchase, distribution and transport of fuel in any container of the drum or jug ​​type is prohibited, unless the customer duly justifies it and verify, as necessary, with the assistance of the local police and gendarmerie services,” he added.

This ban applies in particular to the North (59), Pas-de-Calais (62) and the Somme (80).

To these three departments are added the Vosges (88) and the Val-d’Oise (95). In these two departments, the ban on the purchase and sale of fuel in “any container of the jerrican or drum type” came into effect on Saturday, October 8, and will end on Wednesday, October 12.

For Vaucluse (84), which is also one of the departments that has prohibited filling its jerrycan, the ban will end on Tuesday, October 11. However, fuel supply remains limited. Only 30 liters are authorized for individuals and 120 liters for professionals.

For its part, Puy-de-Dôme (63) preferred to issue a recommendation rather than a ban. “The Prefecture calls everyone to good citizenship to avoid any phenomenon of saturation”, indicated the Prefecture on social networks.

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