Fuel is expensive. This is the observation that many French people make when filling up at the gas station. Moreover, prices are likely to rise again in the summer of 2023 after a slight decline in recent months. This increase is partly due to the decision of the oil producing countries (OPEC). Indeed, at the beginning of June, the latter announced that they wanted to reduce the volume of barrels produced each day.
The new guideline for OPEC countries aims to increase oil prices at half mast, as franceinfo reports. Nevertheless, invited on the franceinfo set on June 28, Michel-Edouard Leclerc announced that he did not want to apply margins in the service stations of the E.Leclerc group. Indeed, “we decided that every weekend of these holidays, every weekend of transhumance, we will carry out operations at cost price, from Friday morning to Sunday evening”, he informed.
The boss of E.Leclerc clarified that this decision includes “all Leclerc centers in France from this Friday” June 30, 2023. If you are not a loyal customer of the associated supermarket brand, this does not have no matter. “We don’t have to enter the store,” announced Michel-Edouard Leclerc.
“Fuel prices are on a downward trend, but still remain too high for many motorists in this context of still generalized price increases. And this should not impact the long-awaited summer holidays of the French,” said Michel -Edouard Leclerc in the press release on the brand’s website. This offer will be available during the seven weekends of holiday departures. It will therefore be available from June 30 to August 13, 2023.