Petrol station in Dresden (archive picture): high demand, high prices
Photo: Arno Burgi / dpa
Those who refueled last weekend probably had to pay a particularly high price.
Because E10 premium petrol has now reached an eight-year high.
Last Sunday the fuel cost a nationwide daily average of 1.577 euros per liter, as the ADAC announced.
Petrol was last more expensive in 2013.
By Tuesday, the E10 was slightly cheaper again to 1.573 euros per liter - but in a weekly comparison that is still an increase of 0.7 cents.
Diesel became much more expensive: With a price of 1.420 euros per liter on Tuesday, it went up by 2.2 cents on a weekly basis.
On Sunday, the fuel had reached its highest price since 2018 at 1.422 euros.
The ADAC sees “persistently expensive crude oil on the world market and the seasonally increasing demand for heating oil” as the driver of the current increase.
Fuel prices have tended to rise for around ten months.
Diesel has risen by around 40 cents since its last low in October last year.
E10 has even gained almost 45 cents since a low in April 2020.
Last year, the downturn as a result of the corona crisis also caused oil and fuel prices to collapse.
mmq / dpa