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Diesel and petrol: Bavaria is a high-price country, Hamburg is relatively cheap


More expensive south, cheaper north: If you fill up in Bavaria or Baden-Württemberg, you currently pay significantly more than in Hamburg or Berlin. How the low water in the Rhine aggravates the misery.

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Filling station in Bavaria: The fuel is the most expensive here

Photo: Uwe Lein / dpa

Around two weeks before the end of the tank discount, fuel prices are still high - but highest in Bavaria.

According to an analysis by the ADAC, drivers in the Free State have to pay significantly more for Super E10 and diesel than in other federal states.

Super E10 cost an average of 1.779 euros in the morning, almost 16 cents more than in Berlin.

At 1.991 euros, diesel was more than 17 cents more expensive than in Hamburg, for example.

Is the climate crisis making transport expensive?

One reason for the high discrepancy could be the climate crisis, of all things: fuel is also transported south via the rivers.

However, since the water level on the Rhine is so low, the transport costs have skyrocketed, the ADAC said.

However, transport costs accounted for only part of the fuel costs.

This is also shown by the case of two neighboring cities: In Hamburg, petrol costs just 1.655 euros, in Bremen, on the other hand, 1.763 euros per liter.

"This results in a price difference of 10.8 cents between the two neighboring Hanseatic cities alone," said a spokesman for the association.

In Berlin, petrol currently costs 1.621 euros per liter.

According to the ADAC, the north-south divide mainly affects the price of diesel.

Diesel is currently cheapest in Hamburg with an average price of 1.819 euros and in Berlin with 1.823 euros.

Diesel is also relatively inexpensive in Lower Saxony, Brandenburg and Schleswig-Holstein.

On the other hand, diesel is the most expensive in Bavaria at 1.991 euros and in Baden-Württemberg at 1.973 euros per liter on average.

Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse and Saarland were also among the more expensive regions.

For the investigation on Tuesday at 11 a.m., ADAC evaluated the prices of more than 14,000 gas stations recorded by the market transparency agency and assigned them to the federal states.


Source: spiegel

All business articles on 2022-08-16

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