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Subject Topic: Calais Diesel problems Post Reply Post New Topic
09/10/2022 at 6:55pm
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Just advice that we arrived in Calais 8th Oct and ALL petrol stations have dried up with regards to Diesel. Pumps are tied off in some cases with traffic cones out on forecourts



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09/10/2022 at 9:50pm
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Refinery workers from TotalEnergies and EssoExxon-Mobil "en greve" although it appears negotiations on pay have been brought forward.

Mainly the north and Ile de France affected - filled up with diesel yesterday in our village (Dordogne) without any difficulties.

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Ok thanks we are still grounded. No stations have fuel in Calais today.


10/10/2022 at 5:57pm
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Don't know if this is of any use - article linking to various websites and apps where you can check local availability.

https://www.connexionfrance.com/article/French-news/French-fuel-shortage-How-to-ch........


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10/10/2022 at 6:09pm
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I'm a member of a facebook group for a departement and it seems to be quite unpredictable where you'll find fuel and where you won't.
There was a link on there but of course I can't find it atm.

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via mobile 10/10/2022 at 6:47pm
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For everyones benefit if you are in the Calais area though many stations remain closed we received notification from the campsite that Auchen station had received delivery and we should proceed. We attended and it was heavily wardened by Police who were doing a great job. There were 5 lines of traffic and everyone went through as far as we could see in a very sensible manner and purchases were unlimited.


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Apologies for missing earlier post.
We're now south of Tours, and have seen long ques at Total fuel stations, with many supermarkets out of Diesel.
Heading home tomorrow.


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via mobile 11/10/2022 at 10:02pm
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We had problems a few days ago on our way back home. At Camping Ste Claire, Neufchatel-en-Bray, we found out last Saturday there were problems. Tried LeClerc nearby, no diesel, local Esso garage and Super U didn't have any either. On Monday morning we had to leave, tunnel booked Tuesday morning, but with about 130 miles worth of diesel, it would be questionable if we could get there. Decided to walk to LeClerc for a bit of food shopping to save using the car, and saw they had diesel! So legged it back to the site and got the car to fuel up. There was a limit of 50 Euros, but that was enough to get us to the Tunnel. On our way to a local campsite near the Tunnel we passed a TotalEnergies station on the A16 near Boulogne. No harm in trying to see if they had diesel, and they did. No real queues to speak of, no limits either, and at 1.77 Euros a litre, cheaper as well by a long way. So topped up, and got our booked train this morning. I think, from what we saw, it's the luck of the draw as to whether a petrol station has fuel at the time you pass it. We were incredibly lucky, yesterday morning we were unsure whether we'd even be able to get to the Tunnel, and we're prepared to amend our booking so we could wait until we could get enough diesel to get us there.

I hope things will ease very soon for those who are trying to get diesel or petrol.

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