Fuel shortage: are service stations still in tension this Wednesday, October 26?

Fuel shortage: are service stations still in tension this Wednesday, October 26?

While two refineries are still blocked by a social movement, the situation in service stations continues to improve day by day in France. However, regional disparities may still exist. We take stock this Wednesday, October 26.

The situation continues to improve on the fuel front. For more than a week now, the tension on gas station supplies has been decreasing. There are, however, disparities between the different territories.

Two refineries still blocked

The Feyzin refinery (Rhône) is still blocked this Wednesday, October 26, 2022, as is that of Gonfreville-l’Orcher (Seine-Maritime). Blockages persist with the management, in particular, on the question of salaries and the means granted. In the coming days, the CGT must meet in General Assembly on the two sites to decide whether or not to extend the movement.

Still tensions locally

In the meantime, in service stations, tensions continue to decrease in France. According to the participatory site shortage.mon-essence.fr, 2332 stations are partially out of service and 891 in total outage this Wednesday, October 26. Indicators down from Monday when 2,571 stations were partially broken and 1,159 were completely broken.

The map of stations in lack of fuel.

In detail, the shortages still affect the department of Bouches-du-Rhône, around Lyon (Rhône) and more generally in Île-de-France. Puy-de-Dôme would also be affected by the crisis, as would Nièvre, according to information from France 3 Regions. On the motorway side, the situation is stable with a majority of petrol stations in service on the VINCI Autoroutes, SANEF – SAPN and APRR-AREA networks.

Further improvement will largely depend on the outcome of negotiations at the Feyzin and Gonfreville-l’Orcher refineries.