The price of fuel after the discount at the pump surprised these motorists

The price of fuel after the discount at the pump surprised these motorists
Thanks to the accumulation of two discounts, fuel costs less than 1 euro 50 in certain service stations this September 1st.
AFP / The HuffPost Thanks to the accumulation of two discounts, fuel costs less than 1 euro 50 in certain service stations this September 1st.

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Thanks to the accumulation of two discounts, fuel costs less than 1 euro 50 in certain service stations this September 1st.

FUEL – A welcome boost for the start of the school year. This Thursday, September 1, motorists were pleasantly surprised to see the liter of fuel SP95-E10 at less than 1€50.

This rate, unheard of for nearly a year, plummeted thanks to the accumulation of two rebates. The current government aid of 18 cents per liter goes to 30 cents this Thursday and until October. While TotalEnergies adds a discount of 20 cents per liter until November 1st. Thus, according to the calculations made by our colleagues from the Parisianthe liter of SP95-E10 would drop from €1.74 to €1.50 at more than 1,389 French service stations.

Remember, unleaded 95 had crossed the €2 mark at the start of the year. So inevitably, this Thursday morning, the surprise was great to see it at such a low price in service stations. On the way to work, motorists shared their delight on their Twitter account.

In some stations, the prices defy all competition. “The price per liter of 95-E10 could even reach €1.28 in a resort in Seyssinet (Isère), and €1.29 in Villeurbanne (Rhône) and Aix-en-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône)”add again The Parisian.

This rebate will unfortunately not last, as the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire recalled at the end of July, at the microphone of France Inter. “It’s temporary aid, 30 cents in September and October, then 10 cents in November and December,” he indicated. And the government does not plan to renew it in 2023.

A possible rush to gas stations

These 50 cents saved per liter of SP95-E10 for a month allow at least some households to breathe, while prices at the pump have been climbing since mid-July. Long-awaited, this boost could even lead to a rush to service stations, according to Francis Pousse, national president of service stations at Mobilians, interviewed by the daily The Dispatch : “Some knowledgeable drivers were waiting for this reduction to stock up on fuel. It is even likely that we have done less volume in recent days because of this”he explains.

Moreover, not all resorts are on an equal footing with regard to the prices offered. Indeed, if TotalÉnergies adds an additional discount of 20 centimes to that of the government, the smallest stations are not concerned and are therefore penalized. The state will try to support them with aid ranging from 3,000 to 6,000 euros depending on the volume of fuel sold.

In your service stations, do not expect to find such attractive prices for diesel. The average price of a liter displayed on Wednesday was €1.95, an increase of 11 cents over one week, according to the last digits of the Ministry of Ecological Transition. It was around €1.83 this Thursday.

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