Expect a hell of a heat stroke at the pump. This Wednesday, the discount of 30 euro cents on a liter of fuel financed by the State since September 1 and that of 20 euro cents TotalEnergies in its service stations are both reduced to 10 euro cents. As a result, prices at the pump could easily exceed two euros per liter.
Last week, diesel at the pump showed a national average price of 1.8319 euros per liter, while that of unleaded 95 gasoline reached 1.6797 euros and that of unleaded 95-E10 gasoline rose at 1.6222 euros, according to figures from the Ministry of Ecological Transition.
In the midst of a period of inflation, French motorists will therefore have to put more of their hands into their wallets, especially drivers of diesel vehicles. Discounts of 10 cents will continue to be applied until December 31. In 2023, the government is relying instead on targeted aid for motorists “who are struggling to make ends meet,” said the Minister of Public Accounts, Gabriel Attal.
Service stations were besieged this weekend and at the start of the week by motorists anxious to benefit from higher rebates, before these plane strokes. Many of them lacked at least one fuel and some were completely dry, particularly in Ile-de-France and in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.