author in front of a gas station in Freiberg
Photo: Sebastian Kahnert / dpa
Actually, the tax cut for petrol and diesel should save Germany's drivers money, but a few days after the step, prices are rising steadily: According to the ADAC, Super E10 cost a nationwide average of 1.96 euros per liter this Saturday at 9:50 a.m.
That was 1.6 cents more than 24 hours earlier.
According to the traffic club, both fuels were too expensive.
"There is clearly not enough for the consumer," said a spokesman.
»The development is going in the completely wrong direction.«
Prices had already risen on Thursday and Friday.
On a nationwide daily average on Friday, E10 had cost 1.921 euros per liter, diesel 1.969 euros.
E10 was 26.1 cents cheaper than the day before the tax cut, diesel 7.5 cents.
Both are well below the level of the tax cut, which results in a relief of 35.2 cents per liter for E10 and 16.7 cents for diesel.
In view of the development in the morning, the ADAC also expected a further increase in the daily average price for E10 for Saturday compared to the previous day.
Average daily prices are typically lower than 9:50 a.m. values, however, as fuel tends to become cheaper towards the evening.