• 3 minutes e-car sales collapse
  • 6 minutes America Is Exceptional in Its Political Divide
  • 11 minutes Perovskites, a ‘dirt cheap’ alternative to silicon, just got a lot more efficient
  • 3 hours GREEN NEW DEAL = BLIZZARD OF LIES
  • 2 days Does Toyota Know Something That We Don’t?
  • 5 days OPINION: Putin’s Genocidal Myth A scholarly treatise on the thousands of years of Ukrainian history. RCW
  • 1 day World could get rid of Putin and Russia but nobody is bold enough
  • 15 hours America should go after China but it should be done in a wise way.
  • 5 days CHINA Economy IMPLODING - Fastest Price Fall in 14 Years & Stock Market Crashes to 5 Year Low
  • 3 days China is using Chinese Names of Cities on their Border with Russia.
  • 5 days Russian Officials Voice Concerns About Chinese-Funded Rail Line
  • 4 days CHINA Economy Disaster - Employee Shortages, Retirement Age, Birth Rate & Ageing Population
  • 5 days Putin and Xi Bet on the Global South
  • 5 days "(Another) Putin Critic 'Falls' Out Of Window, Dies"
  • 6 days United States LNG Exports Reach Third Place
  • 6 days Biden's $2 trillion Plan for Insfrastructure and Jobs
  • 9 days huge-deposit-of-natural-hydrogen-gas-detected-deep-in-albanian-mine
Trump Vows to Block U.S. Steel Acquisition

Trump Vows to Block U.S. Steel Acquisition

Steel prices decline as Nippon's…

UK Battery Storage Firms Wrestle with Financial Turmoil

UK Battery Storage Firms Wrestle with Financial Turmoil

UK battery storage investment trusts,…

French Fuel Protest Shut Down 75 Stations

A blockade of 11 fuel depots in France by “yellow vest” protesters has shut down 75 fuel stations and the situation might escalate further if the protests continue, Deutsche Welle reports, citing information from Total.

Already in Brittany, government officials have discussed rationing gas supplies to avoid a complete dry-up of fuel stations as the protests continue.

Over 280,000 people took to the roads and streets in France two weeks ago to protest higher prices at the pump caused by a higher taxes on fuels that are part of Emmanuel Macron’s government’s plan to fight the effects of climate change.

According to a Reuters report on the events at the time, the regular French drivers don’t seem as concerned with climate change as the government: a poll conducted in late November found that people in France preferred that the government focus on implementing policies that would help boost household income instead of fighting climate change.

Yesterday, the BBC reported that President Macron had called a cabinet meeting, but imposing a state of emergency had not been among the options discussed, despite certain instances of vandalism and violence that saw 400 arrested since the start of the protests. Three people have died and more than a hundred have been injured during the protests.

Yet a government spokesman said the state of emergency was an option amid clashes between protesters and the police.  "We have to think about the measures that can be taken so that these incidents don't happen again," Benjamin Griveaux said.

Deutsche Welle says the protesters had demanded that the cabinet reverse its position on fuel taxes, but Macron has remained determined to continue on the set course.

"I understand the demands of these citizens, but I won't give in to those who want destruction and disorder," the French president said, after last week he stated "What I've taken from these last few days is that we shouldn't change course because it is the right one and necessary. We need to change how we work because a number of our citizens feel this policy course is imposed on them from above."

By Irina Slav for Oilprice.com

ADVERTISEMENT

More Top Reads From Oilprice.com:



Join the discussion | Back to homepage



Leave a comment
  • Pierre on December 03 2018 said:
    Airports shut down.
    Ports shut down.
    Railroads shut down.
    Roads closed.
    Gas stations closed.
    Schools closed.
    Businesses pillaged.

    $7.50/gallon gasoline?
    Macron says let them take a taxi.
  • Treborus on December 03 2018 said:
    Elect a liberal government but then protest when they enact liberal policy? C'est la vie!

Leave a comment

EXXON Mobil -0.35
Open57.81 Trading Vol.6.96M Previous Vol.241.7B
BUY 57.15
Sell 57.00
Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News