While Belgian border motorists are rubbing their hands, the same is not true for Walloon and Flemish operators of service stations along the French border.
“From September 1, the differential between Belgium and France will be 56 cents for a liter of diesel. This will encourage Belgians who live less than 40 km from the border to go and fill up on the other side,” says Olivier Neirynck, spokesperson for Brafco, the federation of fuel and fuel distributors. For him, the situation is very serious. “The measure will last two months. Nearly 200 service stations are threatened in Wallonia because the gas station attendants will have to twiddle their thumbs all this time. It will be necessary to put the staff of the shops in economic unemployment. The loss of income will be considerable with the risk of bankruptcy as a result, ”continues our interlocutor.
►► For a full tank of diesel in France, you could pay up to 30 euros less in Belgium!
►► For 95 petrol, too, the price difference seems just as enticing.