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End of the tax rebate: the mineral oil industry is asking consumers to refuel in good time


From September, the regular tax will apply to fuel again. The industry fears a rush for the remains of the favored fuels - and warns of the consequences.

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Shell gas station (symbol image): Starting in September, refueling will be more expensive again

Photo: IMAGO/Gottfried Czepluch

Bottlenecks at the gas stations could be the result when the tank discount expires - the mineral oil industry warns of this.

According to a statement by the En2x mineral oil association, the end of the tax break represents a "logistical challenge for the industry".

The low water on the Rhine and the high utilization of the freight rail would make matters worse.

From September, around 65 cents in tax per liter of petrol will be due again and no longer 35 cents.

In the case of diesel, it will then be 47 cents instead of the current 33 cents per liter, explained En2x.

However, the gas station prices could be "higher or lower" than the pure change in the energy tax would lead one to expect - because at the same time the supply and demand conditions on the international markets for petrol and diesel would continue to apply.

In order to avoid “long queues or even supply bottlenecks”, the association advised motorists to always refuel in good time.

Since motorists are expected to visit the petrol stations more often before the end of the fuel discount, en2x expects that from September 1st there will not be much tax-privileged petrol and diesel on offer.

Consumers should therefore “not drive to the petrol station with an almost empty tank”.


Source: spiegel

All business articles on 2022-08-15

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