In april prices of diesel over the past two weeks, on average, almost unchanged, increased by a tiny one tenth of a cent. Petrol is the most expensive in the history of the 22 EU countries. Denmark, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Sweden do not reach these figures in case of petrol or oil.
The price of petrol was reduced in four EU countries last week, diesel in 19 and petrol became more expensive in 19 countries. Prices of petrol went up mostly in Belgium and Slovenia. It is the cheapest in Sweden and Denmark. The biggest rise of diesel in union has seen in Germany and Belgium. The largest price decrease occurred in Sweden and Estonia. Slovakia is on the 15th place in the EU ranking of petrol prices.
Many people keep asking when it is going to stop. Petrol stations are not empty but many people think twice whether they really need it. The analyst says that as long as American ships are gulf the price will be high. At this moment there are 4 American ships. Also the crisis in Eurozone and weak Euro will keep the prices high. The prices are the highest in Italy, Netherlands and Greece.
European comission also planned to cancel “good prices of diesel” which are caused by lower taxation. It would raise the price again by 22 cents per litre. The main reason for this step is ecology when EU parliament members want to lower the use of fuels. If the proposal was passed the price would rise right at the time when the prices of fuels are the highest already.