Prepare to pay a few extra euros to increase your car deposit. Fuel prices will rise next week, and will become more expensive as of Monday. “The development of quotations in euros indicates an increase in prices of up to one cent per liter for gasoline and half a cent for diesel,” a source from one of the major national oil companies told Multinews.
Prices of gas stations next to supermarkets also follow market trends. “Next week’s trend will be for an increase of 0.0064 euros in gasoline and an increase of 0.0053 euros in diesel,” another source said.
This will be the eighth consecutive week of increases since the beginning of the year, according to data from the Directorate General of Energy and Geology (DGEG). In this period, the price of diesel has already increased by 15 cents a liter, while the price of gasoline has increased by 14 cents – and this is without updates next week.
Thus, filling a 60-liter tank with gasoline now costs 8.5 euros more than it did in the first week of January. To fill up the diesel tank, it takes 9 euros more than it was seven weeks ago.
DGEG data shows that the average price of a 95-liter petrol liter in Portugal currently costs 1,807 euros while a simple diesel is 1,650 euros. At the same time, a liter of special 95th gasoline has already exceeded 2 euros at several stations in the country.
The latest fuel bulletin from the European Commission indicates that Portugal has the eighth most expensive gasoline 95 out of 27 EU countries, 10 cents above the European average and 23 cents more expensive than Spain. On the other hand, diesel occupies the tenth place in the European ranking.
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