Oct. 18 (Bloomberg) -- France sought to guarantee fuel supplies as the countryâs oil refineries remained shut by strikers opposed to President Nicolas Sarkozyâs plans to raise the retirement age. Parisâs airports are being supplied with jet fuel, and less than 2 percent of Franceâs service stations have run dry, Transport Minister Dominique Bussereau said on Europe1 radio. The government said it wonât give in to union demands that it suspend parliamentary debate on the pension change, and negotiate a new bill that retains the minimum retirement age at 60. Unions have called for another day of protests, to be accompanied by the fourth national strike in two months, on Oct. 19, the day before the Senate is scheduled to complete passage of the bill. âRaising the retirement age is the key to the financing of the system,â Prime Minister Francois Fillon said in an interview on TF1 television yesterday. âThe debate and vote in the Senate will go ahead.â http://noir.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aRyQmutMWndY&pos=8 Now, thatÂ´s actually bad news for French GDP expectations, isnÂ´t it ?