Fuel at cost price until October 30: this is what motorists who will go to refuel at Leclerc will be able to find.
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Its president of the strategic committee, Michel-Edouard Leclerc, in fact promised at the RTL microphone on Monday that the Leclerc centers will sell fuel at cost price until that date.
“We take a position by saying that we sell without margin until the end of the month.
If that (the price) continues to increase, the leeway is not with us, ”he
explains, addressing the government.
Michel-Edouard Leclerc thus denounced the words of the Minister for the Ecological Transition, Barbara Pompili, who called on distributors to lower their margins on October 12 at the National Assembly.
But for the president of Leclerc's strategic committee, it is up to the State to act alongside industrialists. He asks for a reduction in taxes, such as VAT or TIPP (internal tax on petroleum products now TICPE: internal consumption tax on energy products).
"But it is not in the camp of the private at this stage"
, he insists, specifying that if the government chooses to lower these taxes, Leclerc would undertake to pass this initiative on to its prices.
Insisting on the need for state action, Michel-Edouard Leclerc warns of the
"wave of inflation"
"French households are having an increase in the price of heating, transport, electricity, an increase subscriptions, all constrained expenses such as rents ... "
, he explains adding that
" we must mobilize, the State and private companies not to alter the purchasing power in the months that come ”
Higher prices than in 2012
In early October, prices at the pump climbed again by two cents, bringing the year-over-year price increase to 29%.
This inflation affects all road fuels: the liter of SP98 was thus established at 1.72 euros, against 1.66 euros for the liter of SP95, exceeding their record level of April 2012. Diesel, whose liter reached 1.5583 euros on average, was now three cents more expensive than its record in October 2018.