More than 20% of service stations still encountered fuel supply difficulties in 25 departments on Wednesday despite a general improvement in the situation, the Paris region being particularly affected, 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 14.5% of service stations at the national level still lacked at least one type of fuel (gasoline or diesel). ), against 21% on Monday, on a sample of 9,900 stations which served it on September 20, before the strike movement.
More tense situation in the Paris region
Nearly 10% of stations sold no fuel on Wednesday, a decline of 3 points since the start of the week, according to data available at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday on the site fuel-prices.gouv.fr transmitted by the stations, which did not necessarily sell all the fuels in normal times. The situation remains more tense in the Paris region, with 62% of stations affected by the lack of fuel at least in Hauts-de-Seine, 50% in Paris, 46% in Val-de-Marne and 42% in Seine-Saint-Denis.
It is in the Yonne that the total rupture rate is the highest, with 34% of the stations not serving either diesel or gasoline. In Paris, a third of the stations are completely dry, compared to 16% in Hauts-de-Seine and a fifth in the other departments of the inner suburbs of the capital. In the Val-d’Oise, 21% of the stations did not sell any fuel.
Gasoline shortages more frequent than diesel shortages
The situation has improved, however, in Puy-de-Dôme, the department most affected at the start of the week with 58% of stations in partial or total shortage and which now appears in eighth position with 37% of stations lacking at least less fuel. Other departments where fuel remains more difficult to find: Nièvre (39% of partial ruptures, 24% of stations completely dry) and Yvelines, with 40% of stations lacking at least one fuel and 10% no ‘by selling none.
The Rhône department is still in difficulty, with 16% of stations without any fuel and 31% affected by shortages, in the same way as Haute-Savoie (9% and 29% respectively). The situation is less tense in the Bouches-du-Rhône, with Marseille, where 13% of stations are still encountering difficulties.
Gasoline shortages are much more frequent than those of diesel: 13% of service stations that offered it on September 20 did not sell it on Wednesday, compared to 7% for diesel. At the peak of the strike, just under half of the stations in France ran out of fuel, of which a third were completely dry, according to several media estimates, including AFP.