In 2013, 8 million m3 were shipped out by a variety of distribution methods.
Outgoing volumes can be transported by one of five different methods, depending on the location to be served.
Pipeline distribution exceeded 1400 km3 in 2013, which amounts to approximately 300 operations over the year.
This method of distribution is used for the depot on the Côte d’Azur Mediterranean coast, for the six depots along the Rhône Valley, for the two depots in Savoie, and for the depots in Switzerland.
Tanker trucks ensure the distribution in 19 French départements. This form of transport was used to ship more than 4000 km3 in 2013.
The following départements are served by tanker trucks: Alpes–de-Haute-Provence, Alpes-Maritimes, Ardèche, Ariège, Aude, Aveyron, Bouches-du-Rhône, Cantal, Drôme, Gard, Hautes-Alpes, Haute-Garonne, Haute-Loire, Hérault, Lozère, Pyrénées-Orientales, Tarn, Var, Vaucluse.
Rail freight accounted for the distribution of nearly 1000 km3 in 2013. This mode of transport links the three depots of Toulouse, the two depots of Dijon, the depot at Vichy/Cusset, the depot at Clermont-Ferrand/Cournon, the depot at Toulon/La Garde and the refinery of Grandpuits (Seine-et-Marne).
River barges transported more than 200 km3 in 2013, to the two Lyon depots and the refinery of Feyzin (in the Rhône département).
Tanker ships accounted for 1400 km3 of outgoing volumes transferred to the two depots in Corsica, the depot at Port La Nouvelle (Aude), the two depots of Lavéra (Bouches-du-Rhône), the depot of Frontignan (Hérault) and, finally, all the depots of the Mediterranean, for export operations.