MAP. Fuel shortage: this is where it is forbidden to fill your gas can

Some departments prohibit filling a can with gasoline to make broth. (©Illustration/Adobe Stock)

One station in three has supply problems in France due to the strike initiated by the employees of TotalEnergies and ExxonMobil for about ten days.

A worrying figure, although the executive assured, through the voice of Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne, that the situation would improve throughout the week as the arrival of “deliveries” of in particular ” strategic actions French, “to supply service stations”. “These deliveries are gradually coming in,” he continued.

However, many French people are tempted to fill gasoline cans to be able to supply ourselves and not be stranded. A phenomenon that precisely participates in the partial and total ruptures of service stations.

But beware, some departments have banned these fillings.

21 departments subject to these prohibitions

As of Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 21 departments are subject to a ban on filling drums or drums with gasoline. Since stopped have been taken over by the affected prefectures due to supply difficulties.

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These restrictions have a time limit. Thus, the prefecture of Vaucluse prohibits filling gasoline drums until Tuesday, October 11. The one of the Vosges extends this closed season until October 12.

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Ardèche prohibits filling until October 20

As for the prefectures of Meuse and Puy-de-Dôme, they foresee this ban until Monday, October 17.

What do you risk if you fill a can with gasoline?

It remains to be seen what penalties could be taken if ever a motorist does not respect these prohibitions. To this question, the prefecture of the Vosges indicated “that there was no punishment measure” in the department.

For its part, the Seine-Saint-Denis indicates that users who violate this prohibition incur a second category fine of 150 euros.

The other prefectures did not specify the sanctions either.

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