The most expensive 'exit operation' in history: filling the tank will cost up to 117 euros

The most expensive ‘exit operation’ in history: filling the tank will cost up to 117 euros

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It will be the most expensive exit operation in history for those who from today get into a car to reach their resting place. Filling the tank of a vehicle with gasoline or diesel will be on average between 41 and 47 euros more expensive than a year ago, according to data from the European Union Oil Bulletin. An increase in prices that in this first operation out of the summer, which will begin this Friday at 3:00 p.m., will be felt in the estimated 4.5 million trips.

If an average 55-litre tank is taken as a reference, filling it completely with diesel this week has an average cost in Spain of 115.5 euros, that is, almost 47 euros more than a year ago (+68.54%). On the other hand, if what is refueled is gasoline 95, the increase is 53.87% since filling the tank costs, on average, 117.04 euros, compared to 76.06 euros a year ago.

According to data from the EU Oil Bulletin, Spain is in eighth position in the price ranking most expensive means of gasoline among the countries of the European Union with 2,128 euros per liter, a level never seen before in the country. Among the 27 countries of the block, the prices of Spain are only surpassed by those of Finland (2,523 euros per liter), Denmark (2,435), Greece (2.4), the Netherlands (2,336), Sweden (2,181), Ireland (2,169) and Estonia (2,147).

Canary Islands, the cheapest gasoline

In this sense, a year ago the average price of gasoline in Spain, of 1,383 euros per liter, represented position 14 within the classification. As for diesel, Spain occupies position number 10 with an average price of 2.1 euros per liter. It is surpassed by Sweden (2,496 euros per liter), Finland (2,489), Denmark (2,269), the Netherlands (2,185), Belgium (2,178), Ireland (2,149), France (2.13), Greece (2,126) and Latvia ( 2,107).

A year ago, the average price of diesel in Spain occupied the 16th position in the ranking.

According to data from the geoportal of the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge in which the updated prices of service stations are reflected, in the most expensive establishments in Spain the prices of gasoline 95 for this Friday are around 2, 4 and 2.5 euros per liter.

On the opposite side, and beyond the Canary Islands, where there is a tax on fuels different from the rest of the country, prices on the Peninsula are cheaper are between 1.7 and 1.8 euros per liter.

As for diesel, at the most expensive pumps the average price exceeds 2.4 euros per liter, while at the cheapest on the Peninsula it is around 1.8 and 1.9 euros per liter.

Extension to the bonus of 20 cents

The Government has extended until December 31, 2022 the bonus of 20 cents per liter of fuel in general, a measure in force since last April 1 and that in principle was only going to apply until June 30.

In this context, there have already been oil companies that have stepped forward to announce extensions in their additional discounts to the measures approved by the executive, such as Repsol and Cepsa.

The first will maintain discounts at its more than 3,300 service stations in Spain, so private customers who use the ‘waylet’ application will continue to benefit from a minimum discount of 10 cents per liter, 5 cents if they do not use the application , which is added to the bonus of 20 cents offered by the State, from July 1 and throughout the summer.

In the case of Cepsa, the company will extend until the end of the year the discount of 30 cents per liter of fuel offered to customers registered in the free program ‘Because you come back’.


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