France .. Fuel situation ?

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Still not decided France or Croatia ..

    If there is no problem with fuel in France will go back to plan A .. and go to the site we booked in south of France..

    Nothing in the news media .. Anyone there or just came back .. any signs of shortages or pumps closed ?


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    No issue here and not heard of any.
     
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    We are here now and we haven't seen any issues with fuel shortages whatsoever. That said we went straight to beguim and onwards. Perhaps @scousebird or @Granjan who are further south can update.
     
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    Just got back, never saw a queue anywhere.
     
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    Same here. Not a problem.
     
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    No problems since the initial panic buying. Only problem is the weather:(. Thunder storms everyday. Currently at Ales.
     
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    We are now at Beziers travelled from northern Spain via perpignan, prades and Carcassonne have had no p
     
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    As reported in the other fuel thread there does not seem to be any issue with the availability of fuel.

    This 'issue' is in danger of becoming a 'can you you get vegetables/fuel/fresh meat in the Highlands of Scotland?' kind of issue!

    Ian
     
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    Just found this news item.. http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/20...ikes-in-france-over-labor-law-changes/487196/

    Since March, a series of protests, strikes, and marches have slowed down or stopped various parts of France, as demonstrators and labor unions voice their opposition to a set of proposed labor law reforms that will relax existing regulations. France’s Socialist government has pushed through proposals that will lengthen the work week to 48 hours from 35, and make it easier for employers to hire and fire workers, despite strong opposition in Parliament and from the public. As the French Senate began debating the proposals this week, more protests and strikes are planned—even while France’s infrastructure is being strained as it hosts the Euro 2016 Soccer Championship.
     
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    I hear nothing but good things about Croatia. ATM France however ............
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Fresh thread.. up to date information.. the last post on that thread was 9th June.. 10 days ago..

    the situation in France is not resolved and there could be more strikes and more panic buying.. hence asking again.. I don't want to be stuck in the south of France ..

    BTW. there is no shortage of food in the Highlands.. TBH. don't see the relevance..
     
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    I felt that given the repeated positive messages on the other thread regarding no issues with fuel availability that there was no further need to report 'no problems here', so we haven't.

    We fuelled up both in Neufchâtel en Bray and Calais without problems.

    For what it's worth, I wouldn't change my plans but everyone has their own risk tolerance levels.

    Ian
     
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    Latest news..from France ..
    http://www.thelocal.fr/20160617/strikes-in-france-union-to-holds-crunch-talks-with-ministers

    French government and unions fail to resolve conflict

    Published: 17 Jun 2016 11:07 GMT+02:00
    Updated: 17 Jun 2016 11:07 GMT+02:00

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    The first talks between French trade unions and the government in months have failed to find a compromise that would have ended the ongoing strikes and street protests.
    Bad news for the French public who are growing increasingly fed up with the strikes and protests that have blighted the country in recent weeks.
     
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    Just to echo others, we have just come back from France via tunnel, went down to Arcachon. Did not see any problems did have any problems buying fuel. Did take 2 x 10l cans just in case as we went over at the peak of the rhetoric, brought back unused, did 1700 miles. I think @bigtwin, who we met also took fuel but did not use it.

    I would go where the weather best and take some backup fuel for peace of mind but we did not need it.
     
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  15. Detnor

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    I agree with the above. We were caught when it all kicked off, all stations were closed or queues with 20 ltr limits. 4 weeks of touring and not seen any more problems, only thing is price has jumped from 1.10 to around €1.15 ltr. Seen a few locals filling various containers with fuel, but all ok.
     
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    As others have said,no problems here at the moment,come and enjoy the rain :whistle:
     
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    Is the rain warmer over there? :D
     
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    We are in the St. Nazaire area which was one of the worst hit areas during the last episode but all is back to normal at the moment , the price has even started dropping (€1.14 supermarket).

    However the situation with the unions is still unresolved and further general strikes are planned on the 23rd and 28th June although the last one on the 14th June went largely unnoticed.
     
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    I'm not visiting if it's raining :(
     
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    No problem down here either! Things could change yes, but I doubt it'll be worse than previously.
     
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