Why one in five service stations is out of fuel on the Brittany tip

Why one in five service stations is out of fuel on the Brittany tip


They are demanding, just like the farmers, an end to the tax on non-road diesel (NGR). Since Friday February 9, craftsmen in the Building and Public Works sector have been blocking the Brest oil depot. The one in Lorient (Morbihan) had already been blocked since January 25. The result of a “strategy” which resulted in the service stations of the Breton tip drying up. The oil depots of Brest and Lorient are the two main ones in Lower Brittany, the other large Breton depot being located in the country of Rennes, almost three hours’ drive away.

The two blockages were however in the process of being lifted this Tuesday evening, that of Lorient following a court decision. But the consequences of this action could continue to be felt for several days. “Thirty stations are out of fuel out of 147,” said the prefect, Alain Espinasse, who is carefully following the fuel supply difficulties at service stations reported throughout the department on Tuesday. According to him, “these difficulties, which remain occasional, essentially result from the effects of an influx of road users towards service stations. This is therefore not a situation of fuel shortage, the supply of service stations being guaranteed over time, despite the blockages (now lifted, editor’s note) of the oil depots of Brest and Lorient. »

The prefect calls for “civility”

Alternative solutions would be actively implemented by most suppliers, who turn to other depots (Donges, near Saint-Nazaire, or Verne-sur-Seiche, near Rennes) to replenish their stocks. “As supply times are longer, there may therefore be effects of temporary interruption of station supply for certain distributors, but which are not expected to last and can only be accentuated by excess supply reserves. consumer precaution,” insisted the prefect before the announcement of the end of the blockade. He called for “civility and the responsibility of each person”. Motorists are invited to follow the evolving fuel situation in the department’s service stations in real time on the website www.prix-carburants.gouv.fr.

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