Fuel prices on record course

Munich (dpa) – The fuel prices keep rising and make the trip to the gas station increasingly painful. In the meantime, Diesel and Super E 10 have reached nine-year highs, as the ADAC announced. Only in the record year 2012 was fuel a few cents more expensive for a short time, but the gaps are shrinking noticeably.

Diesel in particular increased: on Tuesday the fuel cost loudly on a nationwide daily average ADAC 1, 526 Euro per liter – 4.8 cents more than a week ago. This means that diesel is still 2.8 cents short of the all-time high from August 2012. E 10 also rose significantly. On Tuesday it was 1, 647 euros per liter, 3.8 cents more expensive than a week ago. At the all-time high from September 2012, 6.2 cents are missing.

Crude oil is the price driver

According to ADAC and Mineralölwirtschaftsverband (MWV) the crude oil prices, which had recently been in the area of ​​multi-year highs. In addition, the stronger dollar is noticeable as crude oil is settled in the US currency. In the case of diesel, there is also the fact that the rising demand for heating oil is driving the price up in autumn.

In addition, both associations refer to the carbon dioxide price of 25 Euro per tonne that has to be paid since the beginning of the year. This makes fuel more expensive – depending on the type and admixture of biofuel – by around 6 to 8 cents per liter. A spokesman for the MWV emphasized that the mineral oil industry was no longer earning money from the increased prices at the petrol pumps.

The development is particularly drastic when compared with the previous year. At that time, oil and fuel prices had reached lows due to the Corona crisis before the trend reversal in fuel prices came at the beginning of November 2020. Since then, diesel has increased by around 50 cents and E 10 by around 47 Cent more expensive.

ADAC traffic president Gerhard Hillebrand appealed to the future governing parties, «any thought games about a faster increase in CO2 Refrain from price ». It is currently planned to increase it to 2025 to 55 euros per ton. That would make fuel a further 7 to 9 cents more expensive, depending on the type and organic content.

Measures required by the future government

Even people with lower incomes would have to be able to stay mobile , emphasized Hillebrand. The costs reached a limit for many people. At the same time, there was a lack of cheap alternatives, especially in rural areas. Hillebrand also demanded an increase in the flat-rate fee. It has long since ceased to cover actual car costs.

The outgoing government is not expected to take any further measures against rising energy prices. Government spokesman Steffen Seibert said he could not announce such measures that would affect the next government. Reliefs such as an increase in the commuter allowance have already been decided. This has been since the beginning of the year from 21. Kilometers 35 Cent per kilometer. 2024 it should rise to 38 Cent.

Still-Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer demanded from the future Government to take countermeasures when fuel prices are too high. “Around two thirds of the gasoline price are influenced by the state with taxes and duties,” said the CSU politician of “Bild”. “At the latest at a price of 1, 99 Euro per liter, the state must therefore intervene and in return lower taxes.” at least for the daily averages for E 10 – but still a long way off. Rising oil prices are only noticeable at the petrol station in a muted manner. According to data from the MWV, most of the fuel price is accounted for by taxes and levies: With premium gasoline, the energy tax alone is good 65 cents per liter. Added to this are the VAT – at the current price level around 26 cents – and the CO2 price.

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