The government wanted to lower fuel prices, but it is now done. With the cost-price operations of Leclerc, Carrefour and Intermarché, pump rates are finally falling by one to two cents on average. But faced with these distributors, independent gas stations are unable to compete on prices, and call on the government for help.
The observation is without appeal with "78% of the 2400 independent stations that record in September reductions in fuel volume between 10 and 30%", says to the Figaro Francis Pousse, national president of service stations and new energies of the union Mobilians, which confirms information from Ouest-France. Note that these establishments do not include the 3400 stations of the Total network.
We are waiting for a meeting this week with Olivia Grégoire on the subject of compensation and the energy transition aid plan, "abounds Francis Pousse. The latter explained two weeks earlier that these independent stations "are not able to play in the big leagues". They live above all on the diversification of services, with washing or shops. But with fewer customers at the pump, "it will drop the turnover," he detailed.