a discount of 30 centimes per liter at the start of the school year?

The government announces a liter of gasoline at 1.50 euros at the start of the school year, in particular thanks to a new rebate which would increase to 30 cents (compared to 18 currently). For the remaining twenty cents, however, the calculation holds up with difficulty.

A rebate added to the new indemnity

With the devastating fires in Gironde, the main subject of the summer is the back-to-school fuel prices. The case has already had many twists and turns. After the extension of the “discount” of 18 cents (which was to end in July), then the announcement of its gradual withdrawal, it is now a new discount that is mentioned by the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire.

At the National Assembly on Saturday, the reappointed minister announced that instead of decreasing, the discount could be increased up to 30 cents per litre. A reduction greater than that which motorists have known since April, therefore, but which would only be effective in September and October, before dropping to 20 cents in November, then to 10 cents in December.

Unfortunately, this reduction in the price at the pump will not help holidaymakers this summer, but it could be good for the wallet during the back-to-school period, especially since it should be added to the new fuel bonus, which will be paid approximately 11 million French (also at the start of the school year).

However, while the price of the main fuels is still around two euros, the government communicates on a passage to the pump at 1.50 euros in September. It’s that he adds to the 30 cents discount the ” promotion “ promised by the Total group of 20 euro cents, also announced this weekend.


The problems raised by the Total rebate

This addition of the two discounts, to result in a reduction of 50 centimes per liter, poses several problems. First, there is no way to say for the time being that prices will not soar more at the start of the school year, which would make the discount much less attractive.

Then there is the question of the territorial network of Total stations. It is indeed only on this that the discount of 50 cents will be a reality. However, looking at a map of the TotalEnergies network, we see that some areas of France are less provided than others. In particular the hinterland of Montpellier, and a diagonal which goes from Limoges to Nancy. The measure does not therefore promise to be totally egalitarian.

Finally, consumer associations point out that the oil stations were already on average about twenty cents more expensive than the pumps of supermarkets. There is a risk of arriving more at a price of 1.70 euro liter rather than 1.50 euro. Especially since with a crisis that has now lasted for almost a year, the French have learned to find the cheapest station around their home on their own, thanks to a few tricks.

The promise of gasoline at 1.50 cents per liter for everyone at the start of the school year therefore seems difficult to keep. To save on your entire budget, and free up more money for fuel, remember that you can easily find a cheaper insurance contract, via a comparator. You can also opt for a car that consumes less or runs on biofuel (E85).

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