New month, new rules for motorists. Let’s take a look at everything that’s changing as of March 1.
Who says new month generally says changes. Mars will be no exception to the rule, even if, for once, the evolutions will be quite few. However, as much as the previous ones had a rather deleterious impact on your wallet, this time around, the new provisions should help you make ends meet. Well, basically…
Diesel and gasoline capped at €1.99 per liter at all TotalEnergies stations
A few days ago, Emmanuel Macron asked fuel producers to make a move on the price at the pump. Is it because he listened to him or because the company he heads generated record profits last year, the fact remains that the response from the CEO of TotalEnergies was not long in coming. Patrick Pouyanné announced that the price of a liter of unleaded and diesel would be capped at €1.99 “for the whole year” 2023. All TotalEnergies establishments are concerned, including Total Access stations. . The measure was implemented on February 25 on the motorway network. It will apply to the rest of the network from March 1.
Fuel allowance: only one month left to submit your file… until further notice
Getting back to the pump was simple. You didn’t have to do anything, it was applied immediately. The fuel allowance of €100 which replaced it at the beginning of the year is more difficult to obtain, you have to apply online. According to an exclusive survey that we shared with you a few days ago, 48% of French people said they were not sufficiently informed about the procedure to follow in order to obtain it. Because many of them had not submitted their applications on time, the government decided to give them an extension. Another month to be precise. So you have until March 31 to do so… Is another postponement possible? Response within the month.
ZFE of Rouen: the sanctions will fall
The inhabitants of the metropolis of Rouen who are still unaware of it will look gray. Since September 1, Crit’Air 4, 5 and unclassified vehicles have been banned from driving within the Low Emission Zone, which includes a total of 13 municipalities. A pedagogical period had however been set up until March 1 of this new year. As you will have understood, from next month, the sanctions will finally fall. Count 68 € fine in the event of an offense while driving a car, a utility vehicle, a motorcycle or an illegal scooter. In recent days, the discontent begins to rise on the side of the premises. A snail operation led by La France Insoumise activists or even yellow vests even took place last weekend. With a clear objective: to obtain the suspension of the ZFE.
And a few questions
Will the price of diesel go up?
If, for the moment, the embargo on Russian diesel, effective since February 5, has not been felt too much at the pump, we are not immune to a surprise in the coming days. . Because if, as the president of the UFIP, Olivier Gantois, told us, the markets had anticipated its consequences several months in advance, it is however not certain that the “additional costs linked to transport by boat” have been passed on to them, as Patrick Pouyanné pointed out some time ago to Parisian. Follow very closely.
Will the strike in the refineries be followed and lead to a shortage?
Another subject on which it is still a little too early to comment: will the demonstration planned for March 6 in the refineries lead to a shortage like at the end of last year? This is because, unlike previous episodes of strikes linked to the pension reform, this one is renewable.
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