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REQUISITION

Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne announces requisition of staff from Esso depots.

STATE INTERVENTION

The Government threatened this Monday to “intervene” in the face of the blockade of fuel depots. In 2010, in the midst of a rebellion against pension reform, the police intervened to unblock the entrance to the sites.

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RISKS OF BREAKAGE IN FOOD PRODUCTS

An association that brings together 120 refrigerated transport companies warned Tuesday against “cuts in food products for the French” if fuel shortages due to strikes persist.

“The blockades of oil refineries that take place in national territory confront companies that transport perishable food (…) with increasing difficulties,” said the “Cold Chain Logistics” association in a press release. According to this association, “among the carriers that have tankers, the available reserves are, in some cases, less than a week” while “other carriers depend on the stocks available at the service station”.

ABUSE AT SERVICE STATIONS

Several people took control of the TotalEnergies station in Villiers-le-Bel on Monday night. Then they examined the clients to promote their knowledge. Alerted, the police went to the scene and arrested an individual.

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SHORTAGE AND CONSEQUENCES

An association that brings together 120 refrigerated transport companies warned Tuesday against “cuts in food products for the French” if fuel shortages due to strikes persist.

“The blockades of oil refineries that take place in national territory confront companies that transport perishable food (…) with increasing difficulties,” said the “Cold Chain Logistics” association in a press release.

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NICE: THE PAIN OF ESTROSI

On Twitter, the mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, denounced “the behavior of those who add crisis to crisis.” The former Minister of Industry, who evokes a blockade “that puts in trouble those who need their vehicle to work and especially emergency services and medical professions” indicates that the frequency of public transport will increase during peak hours.

2023 BUDGET

The government has tabled two amendments to the Finance Bill 2023 aimed at taxing income from energy companies or involving companies in the oil, coal, refining and gas sectors. The first measure should generate between 5 and 7 billion euros and the second 200 million. But the executive still does not dare to speak of a tax on superprofits and use Nupes’ vocabulary.

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SCOTLAND

Workers at Shell’s gasworks in Scotland are called to vote for a strike on Tuesday after they were told to accept a “significant real pay cut” in a highly profitable year for the oil and gas giant, reports STVNews.

UNJUSTIFIED INCREASES IN THE PUMP

While prices have risen by an average of 11 cents for diesel and 7 cents for gasoline in the space of a week, according to figures released by the government on Monday, some stations are showing much larger increases. A situation that led the Minister for the Energy Transition to seize the General Directorate of Competition, Consumption and Fraud Prevention (DGCCRF).

“Les tensions d’approvisionnement en carburant ne justifient en l’envolée des prix dans plusieurs stations-service. Nous ne laisserons pas gonfler les prix artificiellement”, predicted Agnès Pannier-Runacher, who wants to give controls ont lieu dans les Hauts- from France.

THE GOVERNMENT TAKES ADVANTAGE OF THE TONE

The government asks that the blockade of the fuel tanks be lifted “without delay”, otherwise it could “intervene” to unblock them. “We are doing everything possible to put an end to this situation,” says his spokesman, referring to the trail of requisitions. According to Olivier Véran, the return to normality could occur “within 15 days” in the most difficult regions affected. .

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LOCAL MEASURES

At the local level, measures are taken to deal with fuel shortages. As in the city of La Londe Les Maures, in the Var, where the prefecture, in addition to prohibiting the sale and filling of drums, limits the sale to individuals (maximum 30 liters for light vehicles), and establishes rows reserved for priority vehicles

CRITIQUE OF THE OPPOSITIONS

“Lack of anticipation” and “feverishness” for the right and the extreme right that ask for requisitions, “threats for the employees but caresses for the bosses” for the left: the oppositions coincide in denouncing a responsibility of the Government in the fuel crisis.

The president of RN Jordan Bardella pointed out to France 2 “a lack of anticipation” of the government that refused a few days ago to speak of “shortage”.

“We make a very clear call to the government to requisition the necessary employees to guarantee a minimum service so that the needs of the nation are satisfied,” LR Vice President Gilles Platret demanded from franceinfo, denouncing a “corporation that takes into account the a whole country hostage”. According to him, “the government is very fragile, it is very feverish and it fears a social conflagration”.

“With this government, when dialogue is blocked, the threats are for the employees and the hugs are for the bosses. However, it is the management that has spoiled the situation by refusing any negotiation before Monday,” the deputy criticized on Twitter. LFI Manuel Bompard.

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