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Strikes: Michel-Édouard Leclerc notes a 20% increase in traffic at his service stations


The French are organizing themselves “in case …”, declared the president of the E.Leclerc centers, on the eve of the mobilization against the pension reform, which should continue in the oil sector.

The French fear new fuel shortages, this time caused by the strike movement against the pension reform.

This prospect is causing a rush at service stations, and those of the E.Leclerc brand are no exception.

Asked about the subject this Wednesday morning on LCI, Michel-Édouard Leclerc said that traffic there had increased by 20% since last weekend.

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Consumers fill their tanks just in case...

", reported the media president of the strategic committee of the E.Leclerc centers.

As part of the mobilization against the pension reform, the oil branch of the CGT is planning strikes on January 19 and 26, as well as February 6, with "

if necessary the shutdown of refining facilities


Stops in the shipment of fuels

” could also take place.

Fuel depots could thus become blocked.

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According to Michel-Édouard Leclerc, its service stations could last “

a few days

” in the event of blocking of deposits.

Normally we reconstituted their stocks which had been exhausted because of the old strike (last fall, editor’s note).

(…) The deposits are full

, ”he argued.

Last week, Agnès Pannier-Runacher wanted to be reassuring about the availability of fuel.

I want to reassure motorists.

The stocks exist, they have been replenished since the fall movement

, ”said the Minister for Energy Transition on Franceinfo.


This time, we are not in a continuous strike

", she also underlined.


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Source: lefigaro

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