Europe 1 with AFP 08:33, September 18, 2023

Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire announced on Monday that fuel distributors will be able to sell at a loss "from early December".

The possibility for distributors to sell fuel at a loss will be effective "from the beginning of December", or even on December 1, announced Monday the Minister of Economy Bruno Le Maire.

"It will be effective from the beginning of December, I hope on December 1 since the text of the law will be examined in the Assembly at the beginning of October," said the minister on France 2, after the announcement Saturday by Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne of such a possibility. It will be necessary to legislate because selling at a loss is currently prohibited by law. The government wants to take this measure to combat high fuel prices.

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