I breathed, at least half, for the drivers. This week, the fuel prices shows some significant changes. After months of continuous increase, the average price of a liter of gasoline finally gave consumers a break by registering the first reduction in three months. it 0.45% reduction (almost ten cents per liter) brought the price of gasoline to 1.751 euros per liter, moving away from the annual maximum reached last week, which stood at 1.759 euros.
This drop marks the end of a trend that has seen fuel prices rise by more than 10% since July. On the contrary, the price of diesel continued its climb, registering its thirteenth consecutive week of gains. With a 0.11% increase Last week, the price of diesel reached 1,687 euros per liter. Since July, diesel has seen an increase of 17.3%, affecting the pockets of consumers.
Despite the reduction in fuel prices, both types of fuel They remain more expensive than before the start of the conflict in Ukraine in February 2022. However, it is important to emphasize that the current prices remain below the historical highs reached in July last year, when gasoline reached 2,141 euros and diesel reached 2.1 euros per liter. Despite all this, diesel continues to be 33 weeks below gasoline prices, reversing the classic trend.
The one full of fuel, about ten euros more expensive
This situation has a direct impact on the cost to consumers of filling the tank of their vehicles. In fact, ordinary drivers, workers and transport associations are appealing to the Government return of the state refueling discount. Meanwhile, experts have predicted the date when the price of gasoline and diesel in Spain will drop.
Currently, filling an average 50-liter fuel tank costs about 90 euros, which represents an increase of approximately 13.12 euros compared to the same period last year. In the case of diesel, filling a similar tank costs approximately 88.78 euros, that is, 3.34 euros more than last year.
Despite these increases, the Gasoline and diesel prices in Spain remain relatively low compared to other European countries. According to the latest statistics, the average price of a liter of gasoline in the European Union is 1,824 euros, while in the euro zone it is 1,905 euros. In the case of diesel, the average price in the European Union is 1,789 euros, and in the euro zone it is 1,848 euros per liter.
This panorama shows the complexity of the fuel market, which is influenced by various factors such as the specific price of fuels, the evolution of oil prices, taxes, the cost of raw materials and logistics, as well as the gross margin of the seller In addition, it is important to remember that changes in the price of crude oil are not immediately reflected in the price of fuel, but there is a temporary lag (lack of adjustment) that affects short-term trends.