fuel shortages in France

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  1. jetlag03

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    Beware tere are already limiting fuel in the Charente Maritime other areas north are dry
     
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    Why?
     
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    Keep up:)

    Strikes in France pickets blockading refineries.
     
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    Yes, most fuel stations out of fuel. Usually fill up before returning home but the only station near Roscoff (Sat 21st) had long queues and restricted amount of diesel.
     
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    No fuel shortages at all or no queues at any fuel stations Friday/Saturday on journey from Calais to Narbonne.
     
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    What route did you take, and where did you take on fuel?
     
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    This is the time we'd be thinking of going to France shortly after our MOT on Monday but alas hospital appointments keep me here for the forseeable future So I'm glad I'm not going to France just yet, reading all the strike reports and the havoc is causing. Good job for the french though they certainly stick together for their causes.
     
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    No queues in the Guerande area on Friday.................no diesel!!:(
     
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    A26 through Reims, down to Dijon, Lyon, Nimes and along coast to Narbonne. Fuelled up just north of Reims then again Dijon and Nimes. Didn't see any queues at any fuel stations and no problems at all, no havoc, nothing different to usual
     
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    Just had eurotunnel tweet saying fuel station on calais exit closed as being used for emergency services.
     
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    Sounds like we might be OK tomorrow travelling North from Narbonne to Holland.

    Fingers crossed.

    Martin
     
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    Hi just interested on the route you took, because I'll be going to Narbonne for August, thanks
     
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    A26 through Reims, down to Dijon, Lyon, Nimes and along coast to Narbonne.
     
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    We went there last week in two day runs, first I put in no tolls and it took us around Paris, next day I put in toll and lo and behold we went down the a 11 I think it was and it was free all the way to millau bridge and that cost us 11 euros then a bit of toll which was about 5 euro, I know I'm a bit vague on this cause I'm only posting from memory, but if you do want the exact route, Julie's got it written down somewhere.
     
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    Thanks for quick replies, were travelling from st Malo, so just looking at options
     
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    Thanks for that gives a decent idea
     
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    Ah well, coming from St Malo down towards Bordeaux I thought of going but am open to suggestions, been tugging to Dordogne (no spell check) not been further south
     
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    Just driven down to Tours. Queues at all of the service stations we could see into. Motorway info signs are advising if there is no diesel at next services. Went into services, limit of 20 litres, 3 vehicles in front of us, so not too long. Most of the fuel stations we passed on N roads were closed with tape or cones. Oh and it's raining!
     
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    Just driven up towards Rouen. No fuel 60 miles south of Rouen. First garage I saw with fuel is about 80 miles from Eurotunnel.
     
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