In recent days, the price of fuel has risen sharply. Discover the reason behind this new and sudden increase.
The French are penalized by disruptions in the supply of service stations.
Consequently, the Government is extending the discount of 30 centimes/L at the pump until mid-November.@TotalEnergies also extends its discount of 20 centimes/L for the same duration. pic.twitter.com/u7EdYWGliB
— Élisabeth BORNE (@Elisabeth_Borne) October 16, 2022
While fuel was very expensive at the beginning of last year and during the summer, the situation had improved markedly during the month of September. Rather logical, while the government had set up a discount of 30 centimes, valid on gasoline and diesel. A nice discount, which then ended on November 16, replaced by a 10 cent discount only. It then disappeared on January 1. Nevertheless, the prices had remained rather reasonable after the end of the 30 cents, having even come down slightly. But now things have changed somewhat, and not necessarily for the better.
— Sud Radio (@SudRadio) July 4, 2022
Indeed, for a few days, the price of gasoline and diesel has gone back above the two euro mark in many service stations. A situation that has become rare in recent months, to the delight of motorists. But since the end of the discount, things are a little different then. But according to Michel-Edouard Leclerc, boss of the eponymous stores, the end of aid is not the only reason for the rise in prices. Asked by the Grand Juries RTL, Le Figaro, LCIhe asserts that ” something has happened for three months: with all fuel importers and whatever the fuels, we have an obligation today to supply ourselves excluding Russian fuel, excluding Russian diesel« .
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And unfortunately, further rises are to be expected, as he explains that the “we do not yet see the effect on the fuel we are buying. About two or three months ago“. Fortunately, some low-income workers will be able to take advantage of a small allowance of €100, which may be requested from 16 January. This will be paid in one go, and may be allocated to several people from the same household.
I am tabling a bill aimed at lowering gasoline taxes in the face of the record rise in fuel prices and taxing dividends from oil companies.
A few days before the big holidays, this is an essential subject for the French. pic.twitter.com/84UlSqaEBM
— Fabien Roussel (@Fabien_Roussel) June 29, 2022
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