The Government will extend the 18 ct/l discount on fuel which was to end on July 31, the time to put in place a more targeted and more sustainable aid system. TotalÉnergies is also preparing a boost for the summer.
While the war in Ukraine adds lasting pressure on long-term inflation, Jean Castex announced at the end of his final Council of Ministers, held on May 11, 2022, that the rebate of €0.18 per liter of fuel ( €0.17 in Corsica, €0.15 overseas) set up on 1er last April would be extended beyond July 31, date on which this exceptional aid operation was to end.
Towards a targeted sustainable system
Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy, recently declared that the current government rebate would soon be replaced by aid addressed only to motorists who need it most. But this device is not yet ready. ” On fuel, the discount of 15 euro cents excluding tax per liter will be extended and is intended to be replaced by a permanent and targeted system according to income criteria and use of the vehicle in a professional context., explains Matignon in a press release, without further details. It will be up to the next government, which is to be appointed shortly, to put the finishing touches to this project for its entry into force.
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A summer promotion at TotalÉnergies
The state isn’t alone in extending its fuel discount for the summer. At TotalÉnergies, the €0.10/l rebate offered since February 14 at around 2,700 service stations will end as scheduled on May 15. But a similar operation has already been announced for the summer season in the company’s stations along the French motorways. Here again, the modalities remain to be known.