Some departments were still very affected by fuel shortages on Monday, October 24, despite an improvement in the situation on average across the country, according to official data analyzed by AFP.
While the strike by refinery employees only affects two TotalEnergies sites, in Normandy and in the Rhône, some 20.9% of service stations at the national level still lacked at least one type of fuel (petrol or diesel). ), on a sample of stations that used it on September 20, before the strike.
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These calculations were made using data available at 9:45 a.m. Monday on the prix-carburants.gouv.fr website and covering around 9,300 points of sale. However, this average conceals contrasting realities on the ground: at least one fuel was missing in 58.3% of the Puy-de-Dôme stations and 55.1% of those in Ain. Figures that reached 51% in Indre-et-Loire, 49.4% in Seine-Saint-Denis and 48.3% in Nièvre.
34.5% of Parisian stations in total shortage
The proportion of stations in total shortage was 12.8% on national average. But some departments also found themselves in much more tense situations: 36.2% in Yonne, 35.5% in Puy-de-Dôme and in Nièvre, or even 34.5% in Paris.
For his part, the Minister of Transport Clément Beaune mentioned Monday morning “probably a little more than 10% of the stations which are still in difficulty, that is to say which lack at least one product”.
“There are still a number of difficulties […] but we are no longer in the situation we knew 15 days ago”, at the height of the strike, said Clément Beaune on Franceinfo. He recognized a situation “a little more difficult” in Ile-de-France, Burgundy-Franche-Comté and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.