Fuel shortage: Hydrocarbon transportation will be able to spread on Halloween
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Fuel shortage: Hydrocarbon transportation will be able to spread on Halloween

A Total employee refueling a fuel station from a tanker, in February 2011, in Lille.

In order to supply service stations, some of which are still dry, heavy-goods wagons transporting fuel will be able to circulate on Halloween Day, according to a decree published on Saturday, October 29, at Official GazetteThe government mobilized army trucks to speed up delivery.

In view of “Tensions were observed over the supply of fuel on the national territory”Lifting the ban on the circulation of transport vehicles over 7.5 tons by a previous decree issued in April 2021 for Monday, October 31, Tuesday 1Verse and Wednesday, November 2, for “Vehicles for transporting hydrocarbon products, except for butane, propane and gases for industrial use”.

These vehicles will be able to rotate during these three days “In order to allow supplies between oil depots as well as from oil depots to distribution points and end customers”back empty.

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Tensions continue

The executive branch has already taken four similar decrees since October 7. We also asked warehouses to extend their working hours today (Saturday)to open 1Verse November. Five big deposits will beA spokesman for the Transitional Energy Ministry told Agence France-Presse (AFP).

The government is no longer providing statistics on the number of service stations that have run out of fuel as a result of the movement initiated by CGT on September 27, which has caused supply difficulties across the country. “Nationally, the situation has improved significantly, but there are still tensions in Ile-de-France, and to a lesser extent in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes and Bourgogne-Franche-Comte”Notice the speaker.

“What conservatives are noticing is that stations are having less difficulty and therefore have less reaction to advertising [leur situation] On the Price-fuel website »which is supposed to be responsible for the food. “Hence the fact that some stations sometimes appear out of stock, when they are not”I noticed.

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‘Improvements’ expected by the end of this week

“We continue our work, always freeing up strategic stocks to simplify logistics, and with the support of trucks from the Ministry of the Armed Forces to provide professionals, in the regions of Bourgogne-Franche-Comte and Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes in particular”The spokesperson confirmed, adding that “Large quantities of gasoline were injected into the Le Havre-Paris pipeline” To supply Ile-de-France. She said highway stations are a priority.

Special tensions will disappear in a few days. We should see improvement by the end of this week.”Francininfo reassured on Friday the president of the French Federation of Petroleum Industries Olivier Gantois.

He said that the difficulties are still mainly related to unleaded gasoline that is not imported. Two TotalEnergies sites continued movement on Saturday: the Gonfreville-l’Orcher refinery (Seine-Maritime) and the Feyzin depot (Lyon).

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