Last December the Government withdrew aid of 20 cents per liter of fuel intended to curb the rise in prices at gas stations. In this context, both gasoline and diesel have increased their costs by 17% and 15% respectively, since the beginning of January. Even so, these prices have remained stable during the last week.
According to data published today in the Oil Bulletin of the European Union (EU) in the last week and diesel fell by 0.18%.
Specifically, gasoline cost an average of 1.62 euros per liter, while for diesel it was paid at 1.68 euros per liter, in what was the second complete week without the universal bonus of 20 cents per liter for fuels that It was in force between April and December 31, 2022.
Up to 89.05 euros for refueling
Currently, the price of gasoline at the pump is at the levels of the week of August 15, in the middle of the Asunción long weekend, when it was paid with the discount applied to 1.6 euros per liter. In the case of diesel, this fuel is at the levels of the week of November 21, when it was sold at 1.68 euros per liter.
With these prices, consumers paid 89.05 euros to refuel a 55-liter tank of gasoline and 92.35 euros if it was done with diesel. If we compare, a month ago, when the discount was still in force, in the last week the price of gasoline was 16.47% more expensive, while diesel rose 14.9%. In addition, gasoline and diesel increased by 7.8% and 21.8% with respect to the same week of the previous year.
Far from the highs
Despite this escalation in fuels since the beginning of 2023 due to the end of the discount, the price of gasoline and diesel adjusts below the all-time highs. The price of gasoline is 16.6% lower than the maximum that it marked during the week of June 20 last year, when it reached 1.94 euros per liter, while that of diesel is 11.6% lower than that registered the week of June 27, 2022, with 1.9 euros per liter.
In addition, the price of both fuels in the last week was lower than the media recorder during the same period in the euro zone and in the most expensive Europe, selling at 1.75 euros per liter, while the price of diesel was 5.5% higher than that of Spain, with 1.78 euros per liter. In European terms, gasoline stood at 1.7 euros per liter, 8% more than in Spain, and diesel was at 1.77, 7% more.