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Fuel discount: Bruno Le Maire asks TotalEnergies to make an extra effort

2022-06-27T07:49:43.390Z

The Minister of the Economy wants the energy company to renew its discount applied from April 1 to May 15 in all its service stations.



Faced with ever-high fuel prices, the government is putting pressure on TotalEnergies.

Bruno Le Maire demanded this Monday morning from the energy company an additional effort, to protect the purchasing power of the French.

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All the effort cannot rely solely on the State and public spending.

Companies also need to make an effort.

Total did this on the price of fuel, they gave a discount of 10 euro cents per liter which complements the 18 cents discount from the State.

I will ask the president of Total Patrick Pouyanné to make an effort again, because the price of fuel remains very high

, ”declared the Minister of the Economy on BFMTV.

An interview between the Bercy tenant and the CEO of the French oil giant is scheduled for Monday morning.

Lengthening, augmentation?

From April 1 to May 15, all TotalEnergies service stations in metropolitan France offered a discount of 10 cents per liter to people who came to fill up, after having only concerned stations in rural areas from mid-February.

A rebate which was added to the discount of fifteen to eighteen centimes granted by the State, still in force today.

The energy company announced that it would offer this summer a new discount of 10 cents per liter at motorway service stations.

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Referring to the possible extension of the April-May discount, Bruno Le Maire indicated that several options were on the table.

"

We're going to discuss: can he lengthen it, can he increase it?

", did he declare.

I hope that Total will continue its effort and why not increase

it,” insisted the Minister of the Economy.

He also repeated that the government was working "

on devices that would provide more support for those who have no other choice but to take their car to go to work

", replacing the government discount of 18 cents, the end of which was initially scheduled for the end of July.

But the executive finally wants its extension until the end of August.

Source: lefigaro

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