While prices at the pump have been soaring for several weeks, motorists are trying by all means to lower the bill.
In particular by finding service stations with the most competitive rates.
In Paris, along the ring road at Porte d'Asnières (17th arrondissement), some have found the right plan, in a Leclerc station, where the liter of diesel is currently displayed at 1.514 euros, when other competitors sell the same liter at 1.980 euro.
“I come here often because I don't live very far.
When I saw that Leclerc had been selling gasoline at cost price since Monday, I said to myself that I would be fine with putting it back today, even if I am far from empty, ”testifies Mireille.
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Jacques, Parisian VTC for five years, made a small detour especially to refuel. “This is where prices are cheapest in Paris. I refuel every three days. It becomes a nameless galley, ”he plague. The fuel operation at cost prices in all Leclerc stations (excluding motorway stations), announced by Michel-Edouard Leclerc on Monday and which runs until the end of October, also gives a little air to Camilla, a young student, who uses her car every day. “It's a godsend. Before coming here, I went to Total. And when I saw the prices, I preferred to leave. There, I put 50 euros of gasoline, it is already not bad. I will be able to last several days ”, testifies the young woman.
The government should announce by the end of the week a direct aid scheme for the French, faced with these historically high levels of fuel prices.