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10 June, Saturday

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Petrol shortages begin to bite

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A number of refineries and fuel depots have been blockaded for days by unions opposed to the government's pension reforms.
Ednews reports citing BBC News that the strikes have taken time to take effect but around one in six petrol stations are now experiencing some kind of fuel shortage.
It really depends which part of France you're in.
French reports say 40 of France's 96 departments are affected, especially in Brittany and Normandy in the north and much of the area around the Mediterranean coast.
The government has stepped in to ease the situation in the south, requiring minimum staffing at each depot.
But union leaders are warning that fuel shortages will intensify. In the Bouches-du-Rhône area around Marseille this morning almost two-thirds of petrol stations were reported to be out of at least one fuel.
The Paris region isn't so badly affected but the main airports at Orly and Charles de Gaulle have been warned to take precautions.

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