how much will you pay with the decrease in discounts?

Discounts from the State and Total on fuel prices will be less generous from Wednesday 16 November. We explain to you the results.

The State rebate is dwindling


It decreases this Wednesday. Since 1er September, the State “offers” a reduction of 30 centimes per liter of fuel. This discount will only be 10 cents. So that over the replenishment of the stations, the fuel should quickly increase by twenty cents. Unless the price of crude oil crashes sharply, which seems unlikely.

The raw material represents half the price at the pump (the rest is essentially taxes). And a barrel (159 litres) of Brent from the North Sea has been hovering between €90 and €100 since early September, after peaking at €128 in mid-June. At the pump, the discount of 10 cents will last until December 31. It will drop to zero on 1er January.You can’t afford a discount for life, justifies Gabriel Attal, the Minister of Public Accounts on LCI. It cost us seven billion this year. Instead, the state is considering targeted aid for low-income workers, at a cost of 1.6 billion in 2023.

The price will be the same at Total as at other distributors


Since 1er September, Total offers, in its stations, a discount of 20 centimes, in addition to state aid. Hence an influx into Total stations (+30% in September) and a drop in attendance among competitors, to the chagrin of the latter.

This phenomenon should decrease. On Wednesday, Total’s rebate will be “only” 10 cents. There will still be a difference with the other networks, but it will be a little less marked. This should rebalance the market,”hopes Francis Pousse, who represents service stations in the Mobilians union.

Supply is back to normal


More than one in ten stations ran out of fuel on Monday. The problem particularly affects the regions that were most affected by the refinery strike in October: Ile-de-France and Auvergne/Rhône-Alpes.

The Feyzin refinery (Rhône) was the last to lift the movement last week. And getting the supply chains back on track takes time. Not to mention the current influx in the stations before the rise. There is a risk of having temporary shortages of products, observes Francis Pousse. It will calm down on Wednesday.

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