French oil consumption

Plans of the French government to raise taxes on gasoline and diesel have sparked much controversy recently.

Data from the European Commission suggest that consumption of oil products has fallen significantly in the recent past as can be seen from the pictures below.

FR oil consumption 2002-2016

In total, the situation looks as follows. Since the beginning of the financial crisis in 2008, overall consumption of oil products has gone gown.

FR oil consumption all products 2002-2016

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