French petrol stations well supplied, all refineries operating

The French government said that all the country’s refineries were operating and petrol stations were well supplied and denied French press reports about fuel shortages caused by a nationwide protest movement against pension reform.

“All French refineries are operating normally and only two have experienced some temporary problems with shipping their output this morning,” the environment ministry said in a statement.

It added that this situation had no impact on petrol supplies for motorists and asked drivers not to fill up their tanks preventively as there was no reason for concern.

Reporting by Geert De Clercq; Editing by Susan Fenton

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