Dry service stations: the map of the departments under pressure
The strike movement against the pension reform is still ongoing in refineries this Monday. It is still too early to speak of a nationwide shortage, with only less than 4% of stations running out of fuel according to the latest data available as of March 18 on the site. fuel-prices.gouv.fr.
Thirteen departments are however under pressure with more than 10% of the stations out of diesel, but this figure hides great territorial disparities, 31 departments not noting any situation shortage of diesel and 35 no shortage of E10. “Of the six French refineries, all are experiencing a certain number of disturbances”, however recalled Clément Beaune this morning on franceinfo. The Minister of Transport clarified that “we are not at the time of the requisition”.
The queues are getting longer in the South-East stations
It is in the South-East that petrol stations are most under pressure. At the top of the ranking, and by far, the Bouches-du-Rhône, where 31.3% of them no longer have diesel. Still in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, it is the departments of Gard and Vaucluse that are suffering from shortages, with nearly a quarter of stations running out of diesel (22% and 21.6% respectively).
The Vaucluse prefecture announced this morning to limit fuel sales “due to difficulties in supplying service stations”, specifying that purchases will be limited to 30 liters for individuals, excluding public service missions and 120 liters for vehicles over 3.5 tonnes. These restrictions apply until Thursday, March 23 inclusive.
The Pays de la Loire is the second region to be most exposed to the risk of shortages. 11.7% of service stations in Loire-Atlantique no longer have diesel, 10.3% of those in Maine-et-Loire are out of this fuel.
Gasoline slightly less energized
The risk of shortage is a little less marked for gasoline, but the observation is the same: it is the Paca and Pays de la Loire regions that are the most affected.
The Bouches-du-Rhône are once again at the top of the ranking with 28.4% of stations running out of E10 fuel, once again ahead of the Gard at 19.7% and the Vaucluse at 16.2%. On the Loire-Atlantique side, 11.7% of stations are out of gas.
The TotalEnergies stations most affected by the shortage
On the sellers’ side, it is once again TotalEnergies which suffers from the highest shortage rates on a national scale, with 8.04% on diesel and 6.64% on bioethanol fuel E10. Large retailers seem to be holding up with 4.18% of dry gas oil service stations at System U against 3.04% in E.Leclerc centres.
It is Carrefour that is doing the best with only around 2% of its service stations running out of diesel or E10. The independent stations remain at a very low shortage level of around 1.5% for the two types of fuel monitored.