Sometimes it is necessary to travel several kilometers before finding a pump supplied with fuel in the last days. Just over 20% of French service stations were facing supply difficulties in at least one fuel, on Saturday, October 8 at noon, according to figures from the Ministry of Energy Transition. That means “79% of the stations are operating normally”, recalled the minister, Agnès Pannier-Runacher. Here’s how to find outlets near you where diesel and unleaded are available.
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Various interactive maps can be used free of charge and are regularly updated. Among them, the one published by the government on the prix-carburants.gouv.fr site, which allows motorists to search for a point of sale, according to different criteria (type of fuel, brand, department or municipality).
In addition to this government card, the penurie.mon-essence.fr site has resumed service. It is updated with the data provided by users and allows searches by city to find out which fuels are out of stock at the different service stations.
Finally, for those who prefer the stations of the TotalEnergies network, the group has published a map that lists all its sites in France and around the world, and shows theare prices and fuel availability. LThe French firm specifies that it is “regularly updated”. The date of the last update of the information for each point of sale is communicated.
For those who prefer to use a mobile app, similar services are also available. Like Waze, the GPS application that provides updated information for its users. “Since September 27, when the refinery strike began, we have seen a 33% increase in daily shipping over the previous three weeks, peaking at 59% on October 3.”detailed on friday Jérôme Marty, director of Waze France, on BFMTV.
Available on iPhone and Android, the Gasoil Now, Essence & Co and Gaspal apps can also be helpful. The first two propose searching for and comparing the prices of all fuels at the referenced service stations. combine official government map data and user reports. Gaspal works on the same principle, but only on the basis of reports from individuals.