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The blockades organized in France are starting to have new repercussions for motorists. Indeed, this Friday, January 26 in the morning, farmers, public works employees and even a taxi decided to prevent the Lorient oil depot from operating.
Enough to cause problems at local gas stations a few hours later. Around midday, the Leclerc station in the town of Lanester (Morbihan) was reported dry.
Difficulties that could spread quickly. Thus, in another Leclerc in the area, in Larmor-Plage, the store management asked motorists not to fill jerrycans. A message is thus presented on the fuel pumps.
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It remains to be seen how this will develop in the future. We can bet that the situation will not be too complicated for drivers in the future. In the meantime, let us remember that farmers have put in place numerous blockades of major roads since Thursday January 18 and the start of their demonstrations. They have also attacked radars in recent days and toll barriers, particularly in Moselle.
If these fuel supply difficulties were to continue and worsen, it could be reminiscent of the episode of October 2022 in France. At that time, strikes in refineries had caused numerous shortages and major difficulties in fuel supply.
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In Lorient, the city’s oil depot has been blocked since Friday morning, January 26, by farmers and public works employees. Enough to already cause fuel supply difficulties in the region.
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