Petrol and diesel prices are on the rise again in France after two months of consecutive decreases, with both costing on average €1.60 per litre, new figures show.
The figures were released on October 3 by the Ecology Ministry.
The increase equates to 2.6-3.6 cents more per litre over the past week.
On average, the amount for a litre of fuel is:
The price rise comes after two months of consecutive decreases.
However, discounts on fuel are still in place across France, including the 30-cent-per-litre rebate from the government, and the 20-cent-per-litre offer in TotalEnergies service stations.
This is the last month that these offers will remain at this level; both will drop to 10 cents per litre from November, and stop at the end of December.
TotalEnergies’ 20-cent-per-litre discount has led to a surge in demand at its petrol stations, causing stock shortages in some places.
Other suppliers also observed a drop in their customer numbers, with Esso stations in Corsica suspending distribution because of a lack of demand.
Their managers criticised the company’s decision not to follow TotalEnergies’ discounted price.
Strikes at TotalEnergies and Esso refineries have also led to a rush on petrol stations, with customers filling up as a preemptive action amid fears of shortages. TotalEnergies has said that there is no shortage of fuel, but customer numbers have nonetheless risen by 30% in some places.