Fuel discount: starts tomorrow

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The discount on fuel will be 15 euro cents per liter excluding VAT. It can reach 18 cents per liter depending on the level of VAT applied. Consult the amounts in force in your region (Bercy Infos).

This is the flagship measure of the Government’s resilience plan. The “fuel discount” will come into effect on April 1 for four months, until July 31. All about the economic and social resilience plan

How much will the discount be?

The rebate will be 15 cents per liter for gasoline and diesel. The discount can reach 18 cents per liter depending on the level of VAT applied to petroleum products. Indeed, these levels differ in the different French territories:

  • In overseas territories, there is no VAT on petroleum products. The discount will be 15 euro cents per litre.
  • In Corsica, the 13% VAT implies a discount of 17 cents.
  • In mainland France, VAT on petroleum products is 20%, so the discount will be 18 cents per litre.

The aid is finally 15 euros per MWh for fuel oil natural gas and 29.13 euros per 100 kg net for LPG-c.

Who is this discount for?

The “fuel discount” will apply to both individuals and professionals. Indeed, it is also a support measure for farmers, fishermen, road hauliers, taxis and public works.

Which fuels are affected?

The fuels concerned are diesel, fishing diesel, off-road diesel (GNR), gasoline (SP95, SP98-E5, SP-95-E10), liquefied petroleum gas fuel (LPG-c), vehicle natural gas (NGV) in compressed (CNG) or liquefied (LNG) form, superethanol (E85) and diesel ethanol (ED95).

How will the “fuel reduction” be implemented?

A subsidy of 15 euro cents excluding VAT (or the aforementioned amount for CNG and LPG-c) will be paid to fuel distributors (the distributors furthest upstream in the distribution network) for the volumes sold.

The aid will then be passed on to service stations or professionals, and passed on to the end consumer. When arriving at a service station, the consumer will see the price of fuel already discounted both on the totems and on the prices at the pump. They will therefore pay the reduced fuel price directly.

For service stations to have fuel at a reduced price in their tanks on March 31, 2022, and apply the discount from April 1, Decree No. 2022-423 of March 25 provides for two procedures:

  • Consumers will be able to sell fuel at a reduced price to service stations or to professionals from March 27, 2022. This anticipation of a few days, at distributor level, makes it possible to take into account the constraints of renewing service station tanks, or stocks of professionals, without generating a shortage at the pump.
  • Small independent service stations (selling less than 50 m3 of fuel per month and owning their business), often located in rural areas, can only renew their tanks every 10 or even 20 days. Some of them therefore risk having no more fuel in their tanks as of April 1, despite the fact that they will have to wait until March 27. For small independent service stations who so wish, in order to be able to apply the discount from April 1 like other players, and without this weighing on their cash flow, a fixed advance of 3,000 euros, to be reimbursed no later than April 16 September, will be paid to them by the Services and Payments Agency (ASPIC).

This device runs until July 31, 2022 and is not limited in terms of the volume of fuel sold: it is therefore not necessary to go to a service station from April 1 to benefit from it.

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