EU fuel prices: Diesel price increase highest in Germany

Status: 05/08/2022 11:09

The price of a liter of diesel has increased in many countries of the European Union since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine. However, nowhere was the increase greater than in Germany.

Nowhere in the European Union (EU) has the price of a liter of diesel increased more than in Germany since the beginning of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine. This is apparent from data from the European Commission, which the Federal Statistical Office sent at a request from the left in the Bundestag and which the media group Funke cited.

The price of diesel has risen by 38 cents since the start of the war

According to the report, the price of a liter of diesel in Germany increased by 38 cents, from 1.66 euros per liter to 2.04 euros per liter between February 21, three days before the start of the war and April 25. . Only in Sweden and Latvia did the price also increase by 38 cents during this period.

The liter of diesel increased by 17 cents in France and 5 cents in Italy. If we look at the evolution since the beginning of the year, the price of a liter of diesel increased by 47 cents between January 3 and April 25 in Germany.

The price of a liter of Super 95 has risen by 23 cents in Germany since the start of the war, only in Austria has the price rise been even higher at 24 cents. In Hungary, on the other hand, the price even fell by 6 cents over the same period, and in Italy by as much as 8 cents.

Bartsch: Oil companies are ‘shamelessly’ exploiting the situation

In view of the development, the co-chairman of the left-wing parliamentary group, Dietmar Bartsch, called on Federal Economics Minister Robert Habeck (Greens) to take action against “the price gouging of the oil companies”. The federal government must “stop the take-home mentality of the oil companies, which are shamelessly exploiting the current situation to line the pockets of their shareholders,” Bartsch told the Funke newspapers.

He described as insufficient the lowering of the energy tax planned by the traffic light coalition for three months. On the contrary, the energy tax must be suspended “as long as prices are at an unacceptably high level”.

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