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France downstream oil long-term outlook

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15 September 2022

France downstream oil long-term outlook

Report summary

France is a mature market in which overall oil demand is in slow but steady decline. Due to successive reductions in the refining system, its product deficit has doubled in a decade. In fuel retail, France remains one of the most competitive markets in Europe, with the hypermarkets continuing to exert downward pressure on margins through its discount fuel offering. These companies control around two-thirds of the retail market. Traditional fuel companies are keen on improving their flagship sites' renewable fuel and non-fuel services. In the meantime, competition from hypermarkets led retailers to automate their less busy stations in a bid to reduce operating costs.

Table of contents

  • Market drivers
  • Outlook
    • Excise duty and taxes
    • Compulsory stockholding
    • Environmental legislation
    • Product quality
    • Biofuels
    • Electromobility
    • Hydrogen
    • Volumes
    • Retail network development
    • Motorway fuel outlets
    • Hypermarket fuel outlets
    • Major players: competitive position
    • Major players: strategies
    • International oil companies
    • Independent groups
    • Non-fuel retailing
    • Motor fuels (gasoline/diesel)
    • Industrial/domestic gasoil
    • Aviation kerosene
    • Heavy fuel oil
    • Marine bunkers
    • LPG
    • Lubricants
    • Bitumen
    • Retail fuels marketing
  • Marketing gross fuel margins
    • LHP (Le Havre Paris)
    • CEPS
    • DMM (Donges - Melun - Metz)
    • SPMR (Société du Pipeline Méditerranée-Rhône)
    • Independent petroleum product storage

Tables and charts

This report includes 24 images and tables including:

  • Total demand
  • Demand by product
  • Car parc by fuel type
  • Retail products: gross margins per year
  • Storage and distribution infrastrucutre
  • TICPE (fuel duty)
  • Retail fuel volumes
  • Overall retail network development
  • Service station networks and market shares
  • Motorway station networks
  • Hypermarket station networks
  • Network effectiveness ratio: ratio of share of fuel sales to share of sites
  • Commercial diesel demand
  • Retail gasoline 95RON price formation 2021
  • Retail diesel price formation 2021
  • TRAPIL shareholders
  • SPMR shareholders
  • Independent storage facilities
  • Donges refinery profile
  • Feyzin refinery profile
  • Fos-sur-Mer refinery profile
  • Gonfreville refinery profile
  • Gravenchon refinery profile
  • Lavera refinery profile

What's included

This report contains:

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    France downstream oil long-term outlook

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