Because of the strikes, many gas stations in France ran out of fuel. There are long queues in front of gas stations that still have sufficient stocks of fuel.
France is fueling the conflict
The struggle over the French energy company Total and the unions, whose members are striking and stopping refineries, is escalating. Two major parties agreed to increase the salaries of their members. A major third party pulled out of the talks and hinted at further strikes. On the afternoon of Friday (October 14) the wage offer will be made to the members of the two unions. Hopefully there will be more clarity about the further path (and possibly the end) of the actions. _______________________________________________________________________________
asking for help
Due to fuel shortages, the ANWB received hundreds of requests for assistance from Dutch people stranded in France last week. The problems caused by the strikes have been going on since Friday 7 October.
Less and less fuel in stock
The strikes on oil refineries mean there is less and less fuel in stock in France. A spokesperson for the Netherlands said Dutch vacationers are turning to the ANWB for help answering questions about fuel shortages or because they are standing without fuel.
Campaign across France ready
It is recommended, if possible, to postpone your departure for France until sufficient fuel is available in the area. Dutch people traveling to France are advised to fill up their fuel tank in Luxembourg or Belgium. Don’t let it come to you in France and fill it up regularly. To prevent compaction, filling jerry cans is not allowed.
Dutch people who have little fuel at their holiday address in France are advised to postpone their departure until fuel is available in the region. Local towing and recovery companies that ANWB works with only exit in unsafe situations, according to a spokesperson. If someone stops in an unsafe place, he is dragged to a safe place.
Keep a close eye on stock information at gas stations via the websites below:
Source: ANWB Traffic Information / ANP / NOS
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