In response to the blocks that have occurred at multiple refineries, the executive is taking matters into his own hands to alleviate the strains that have been placed on the supply of fuels.
Reduce the severity of the scarcity. According to information that was confirmed by Figaro on Monday evening and broadcast by BFMTV, the government will send an instruction to the prefects to prohibit the filling of jerrycans throughout the territory. This comes even though the strike at the Esso and Total refineries has been renewed for Tuesday. This measure was already in effect for some departments in Hauts-de-France and Ile-de-France, such as Oise, Pas-de-Calais, and even Yvelines, for the time being. As a result of the intent to implement this policy over the entirety of the national territory, the prefects have been requested to issue a comparable order within their departments.
The administration wants to demonstrate that it is taking action because one third of the stations have been affected and the possibility that the strike movement will continue to grow in the days to come. At the urgent gathering that will take place around Elizabeth Borne on Monday evening, there will be four ministers present. Among the latter is Minister Gérald Darmanin of the Interior, Minister Agnès Pannier-Runacher of the Energy Transition, Minister Clément Beaune of the Transport Ministry, and Minister Olivier Véran, the Spokesman for the Government. Even though the government has demanded that Total and the CGT, which is the group that is striking over the wage problem, enter into negotiations, the strike has continued and refineries have not been unblocked. And might persuade the government to requisition the reserves of strategic fuels that the state possesses if the gasoline shortages were to continue in the following days, which would force the government to do so.