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independent gas stations claim to have obtained “compensation”


The government is mobilizing. The Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire, receives, Tuesday September 19, thehe representatives of the main distribution brands, after the announcement of the authorization of the loss-making sale of fuels from “December 1 for a period of six months”. Faced with the fears of small independent service stations, the executive promised a “support plan”which will include in particular “the establishment of compensation measures”, said the Mobilians union on Monday evening, after an emergency meeting with the government. Follow our live stream.

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“Serious” compensation expected. Compensation for independent stations must be “seriously, not to please”warned, Monday evening, Francis Pousse, national president of the “Fuel and new energy distributors” branch of the Mobilians union, which represents 5,800 service stations excluding supermarkets, on franceinfo. “If we settle for a few cents, it’s not possible”he warned.

Oppositions unfavorable to selling at a loss. The leader of the LR deputies, Olivier Marleix, denounced, Tuesday, on franceinfo a “scribble policy”. The RN group in the Assembly is also not in favor of this measure, according to its vice-president, Sébastien Chenu. For LFI deputy Eric Coquerel, the measure will cause “a disruption which benefits mass distribution”. Marine Tondelier, national secretary of EELV, calls for “the government taxes people like Total” and finance fuel checks to those who need them most”.