The supply of kerosene to Ile-de-France and its airports from Normandy “is becoming critical” due to strikes in refineries, the Ministry of Energy Transition told AFP on Thursday, which is ready to make requisition strikers .
Given this situation, the government has “issued a requisition order” with regard to the strikers at the TotalEnergies refinery in Normandy, which was shut down last weekend and where fuel shipments are blocked because of strikes over pension reform.
“The government is monitoring the situation hour by hour and department by department with professionals and prefects. We intervene in a targeted manner to unblock deposits that are obstructed by demonstrators. As soon as requisitions cannot be avoided, we will take our responsibilities,” declared the Minister for Energy Transition, Agnès Pannier-Runacher.
For its part, the DGAC has been warning airlines for several days that the kerosene reserves at Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports are “under tension”, encouraging them to take their precautions, publishing two “Notices for Air Missions” (NOTAM) for this purpose.
“The kerosene stocks in Paris Charles-de-Gaulle are currently under pressure. To avoid any operational problem, all flights to Paris-CDG are called upon to take as much fuel as possible from their airport of origin, within the limits of the operational capacities “of the device, thus warns the DGAC in a message sent. the 17th of March.
An almost identical NOTAM advocating the same measures was published the next day for Paris-Orly, emphasizing that “due to supply problems, kerosene stocks at Paris-Orly are subject to special monitoring”.