After Corsica without juice, France without gas? CGT Mining-Energy Federation yesterday swayed an alarmist statement reporting a critical inventory of Gaz de France. "France only has a few days of gas stocks available to meet the needs of users." If the union says it can not manage to obtain "precise information" from its management, he says that the company national, in the panade, asked, as its contracts allow it, its 200 large industrial customers to fade, that is to say to give up their supply.
Margin. But the union goes further. In the fight against the management of the entire company turned towards the opening of the capital of the house, the CGT suggests that the "abnormally low" level of stocks would be linked to unwelcome financial operations. "Either they did not want to do the stocks before the winter, or they did them ... and sold some of them to make some profit before the cold snap," says Yves Ledoux, member of the executive board of the CGT-Energie federation. Clearly, gas supply shelling France would have been auctioned.
"Totally false, answered the management last night. Stocks are normally low for the end of winter. They were at the very top at the beginning and were used to meet the needs of the French market. "If the company refuses to give any quantified information on the level of the stocks and thus to refute the threat, it says simply manage the situation "to supply all customers until the winter period is over", but at the price of "exceptional means".