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Fuels: prices at the pump at their highest since this summer

2023-01-23T16:08:32.244Z


Last week, the liter of SP98 came close to two euros, and that of diesel once again crossed the 1.9 euro mark.


Prices at the pump are again close to peaks, and are approaching the symbolic bar of two euros per liter.

According to data from the Ministry of Energy Transition, last Friday, a liter of diesel cost, on average, 1.9162 euros.

Up three cents over seven days, this product is at the highest level since late August.

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The trend is even more marked on the gasoline side, where the bill per liter is at its highest since the end of last July.

The liter of SP95 thus cost, on average, 1.9008 euro, against 1.8748 euro for that of SP95-E10 and 1.9593 euro for that of SP98.

These three products have also seen their prices increase by more than three cents over a week.

The increase is also notable for Superethanol E85, whose prices have been soaring since the end of 2022 and passed the 1 euro per liter mark in early January.

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Prices at the pump had jumped at the start of the year, with the end of the rebates granted so far by TotalEnergies as well as by the State.

They are now driven by the rise in prices on the markets: this Monday, in the middle of the afternoon, the barrel of Brent was displayed at around 88.5 dollars, while it was worth around 84 dollars a week more. early and less than $80 two weeks earlier.

What inflate the final bill for the consumer, while the demand for oil is recovering, driven by the relaxation of the rules governing the Covid-19 in China.

"

The consensus of economists polled by Bloomberg as of January 20 is down with a median price of Brent in 2023 at $87.5 a barrel, but some institutions (including Goldman Sachs) forecast a bullish phase in crude prices around $110 a barrel. barrel

", noted IFPEN on Monday.

Fuel expenditure weighed particularly heavily on household budgets in 2022, while prices soared for part of the year.

For its part, the government offers users dependent on their vehicle for work to obtain a fuel allowance.

Accessible since January 16, it can be requested online until February 28.

The first payments are expected soon, by the end of January.

According to the executive's calculations, the amount proposed - one hundred euros per vehicle and per person - "

represents a discount of around 10 cents per liter

" at the pump, "

based on the average journeys

" of the French , or 12,000 kilometers over a year.

Source: lefigaro

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