Sold out gas stations in France Main Info

Sold out gas stations in France Main Info
Sold out gas stations in France Main Info

Written by Olivier Duquesne on 05.09.2022

The government’s move to lower the price per liter of fuel in France is attracting many foreigners and border residents. Germans, Belgians, Spaniards, Italians and Swiss rush to buy petrol at €1.50/l.

Overview :

In France, the price at the pump has fallen sharply since September 1, thanks to a government premium of 30 cents per litre. As a result, the petrol price is on average 1.50 euros. This is even cheaper than in Luxembourg. And sometimes the price was even lower than €1.30, because some sellers also gave a few cents discount. This attracted many foreign motorists who traveled to France to refuel (and also to run errands, with perhaps a bit of tourism). This government discount will remain in effect until October 31, 2022 and will then be reduced to 10 cents per liter until December 31, 2022.


Belgians, but also Germans, Spaniards, Italians and Swiss and sometimes Luxembourgers, who sometimes come from far, have literally emptied the tanks of many French gas stations in the border regions. So the stock is gone. Attention: despite the discount, a much higher price for fuel is still charged at the gas stations along the highway, namely 1.80 euros per liter on average! Diesel is more expensive than petrol, but remains competitive with prices abroad. So to take advantage of the best discounted rate, you should look outside the highways and major city centers.

The article is in Dutch


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