The Limited Times

Now you can see non-English news...

Fuel shortages: a “clear improvement” expected this week in Île-de-France

2023-04-04T07:01:40.184Z


The unleaded problem still does not seem to have been resolved in the capital region, unlike diesel. Service stations in Île-de-France, badly affected by fuel shortages, should experience a " marked improvement " this week, despite persistent strikes against the pension reform, the union assured AFP on Monday. oil companies (Ufip). Ufip explains that the pumping of car fuel to the Paris region has started. " We're off to a bad start to the week, but I think things will improve significantly durin


Service stations in Île-de-France, badly affected by fuel shortages, should experience a "

marked improvement

" this week, despite persistent strikes against the pension reform, the union assured AFP on Monday. oil companies (Ufip).

Ufip explains that the pumping of car fuel to the Paris region has started.

"

We're off to a bad start to the week, but I think things will improve significantly during the course of this week

," said Olivier Gantois, president of Ufip.

Over the whole territory, last week, "

we started at 17% of stations in difficulty (lack of at least one product) throughout France, and we ended at 9%

", recalled Olivier Gantois, which underlines that the figure of almost 11% observed on Monday "

confirms the trend of improvement

", despite a rise due to the absence of deliveries on Saturday afternoon and Sunday.

On the other hand, there is a hard point, it is lead-free in Île-de-France

”, underlined Olivier Gantois.

According to him, on diesel, there are "

no more problems than elsewhere we are in the 9, 10% (out of stations), on the other hand, in unleaded, we are between a third and a half of stations that run out of lead-free

".

Read alsoJump in oil prices: towards a surge in prices at the pump?

Sporadic shipments

A situation due, according to him, to fears concerning the lack of kerosene in Paris airports ten days ago and which had prompted the government to make requisitions at the Normandy refinery of TotalEnergies.

"

It's called undressing Paul to dress Jean

", explained Olivier Gantois, according to whom "

all these products go through the same pipeline to go to Ile-de-France

": "

when there was this concern at the airports of Paris, jet fuel supplies have overtaken unleaded supplies

,” he said.

"

Since then, we have put unleaded back into the pipeline in order to replenish the depots in the Paris region, but it was still tense at the end of last week: I think that this week, as the pumping is going to happen, the situation will improve very markedly in Ile-de-France

,” he added.

All of the departments of Île-de-France are particularly affected by shortages, according to data from Figaro.

Hauts-de-Seine is the most affected department (52.6% of resorts lack at least one product), ahead of Val-de-Marne (49.4%), Indre-et-Loire ( 45.1%), Essonne (42.9%), Yvelines (40.6%), Seine-Saint-Denis (37.6%) and Paris (37.5%).

Shortages that mainly affect the super unleaded.

Fuel shipments from three of the six conventional refineries in France, all located in the west of the country, were still at a standstill on Monday, according to a latest score from the CGT: the TotalEnergies refineries in Donges and Gonfreville-L'Orcher and the Esso-ExxonMobil refinery in Port-Jérôme-Gravenchon, also out of production for technical reasons or at the initiative of the strikers.

Elsewhere, the TotalEnergies refinery in Feyzin (Rhône) “

runs and they deliver

”, indicated Eric Sellini, federal secretary of the CGT Chimie.

According to him, the Esso-ExxonMobil refinery in Fos-sur-Mer is still on strike but must ship fuel sporadically to empty its tanks, while the neighboring PetroIneos refinery in Lavéra has resumed shipments and could restart production.

Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2023-04-04

You may like

News/Politics 2023-04-05T19:25:47.510Z

Trends 24h

News/Politics 2023-09-23T12:58:45.122Z

Latest

© Communities 2019 - Privacy

The information on this site is from external sources that are not under our control.
The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.