French Diesel Availability?

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  1. Augusta08

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    Hi Funsters,

    We are heading back to France tomorrow, Porstmouth Caen (Ouistreham) just wondering if the diesel supplies are still stressed? Should we fill up with the expensive stuff in Tesco's Portsmouth before boarding or are french supplies back to normal?

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    There never really was a problem except in the eyes of the press
     
  3. Augusta08

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    Thanks, there was a problem when we left France in late May, long queues at the petrol outlets and Intermarche were rationing €25 worth. I know that was mainly panic buying causing the problem, but I thought I'd just check.
     
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    No, no problems. :)
     
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    We leave for France on Sunday and normally we top up with diesel before leaving home.

    That takes us the 220 miles to Folkestone and then we usually top up the first day we're in France with cheaper fuel.

    This time I'd been considering topping up somewhere around Maidstone to make sure we had plenty of diesel on board when arrived in France but from what you're saying that shouldn't be necessary.

    Is that right that we can easily top up, say at Auchen in Boulogne, or should I err on the side of caution and fill up in the UK?

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  6. Jenben

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    There is no fuel problem, we have been out here for a week and there is fuel available and no queues.
     
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    Oh yes there was!!!:)

    It may have been localised but there definitely was a problem. In my area there was little fuel for a week and I personally was caught up in a large demonstration with blocked roads and burning tyres.

    Everything OK now , prices up a bit though.
     
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  9. Vic

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    Came back last week, no problems in getting fuel. Cheapest was €1.09.
     
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    Been in France for the last month, never a problem.
     
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    just got back from3 weeks over there, no problem at all.
    we didn't see any restrictions or outages.
    thought we had at our first fuel station , but it was only a restriction on the amount you could purchase on a credit or debit card, 149 euro.
     
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    No problem at all at the moment with petrol/diesel! :coffee:
    In fact they are all very busy talking about something called:unsure: ..... Brexit....Really wonder what's all this fuss about:whistle: Surely it can't be more important than our working laws changing , can it?


    Alan , for God sake... You now live in some part of France where everything is seen through pink glasses... but we did have troubles Sunshine. You were just too busy walking along the "voie verte" to join some Munchie family in their Castle where "which wine are we going to drink today" is the main worry!:whistle::LOL:;):cool:

     
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    Just travelled up from Spain overlast few weeks, now in Roscoff awaiting ferry tomorrow, no problem at all.
     
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  15. moulin 87

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    You've not worked out the mentality of the British newspapers just yet.....The working law changes are a figment of your imagination, there is no such thing, it is just an excuse to hinder the hard working Brits from enjoying a few weeks holiday in France, who spend their money in France just to help you build hospitals and to help you feed the elderly....and you repay their goodwill by making them stop every 30 minutes to buy diesel...;)
     
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    We are in Rue at the moment no problem with fuel just filled up at 1 euro 11
     
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    There was never a problem with fuel here in N Lot.
     
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