The French who go on vacation by car risk having a bad surprise when they fill up.
Last week, prices at the pump indeed rose slightly, according to data published on Monday by the Ministry of Energy Transition.
A movement that contrasts with the dynamics observed since the beginning of the month.
In detail, the price increase remains limited to around one cent.
The liter of diesel thus cost, on Friday, 1.8382 euro, against 1.9070 euro for that of SP95 and 1.8776 euro for that of SP95-E10.
For its part, the SP98 is still close to the two euro mark, at 1.9664 euro on average.
All these fuels have seen their prices increase slightly over the last seven days, unlike Superethanol E85, which has been falling for two weeks after reaching peaks in early February.
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The bill for refueling remains heavier than at the end of last year.
On December 30, a liter of diesel cost seven cents less, and that of SP95-E10 twenty-four cents less, by way of comparison.
The first fuel consumed by the French, however, returned below gasoline, after remaining more expensive for more than six months - from mid-June 2022 to the end of January 2023. A historical anomaly.
A particularly high price in France
The drop goes hand in hand with a lull in the markets, as the price of the raw material has fallen in recent weeks.
Higher than 90 dollars until mid-November, the barrel of Brent saw its value drop gradually.
It was displayed on Monday at around 83 dollars.
And this, despite the Russian announcement of a drop in oil production, of
“500,000 barrels per day in March”
Enough to pull prices up, in theory.
According to data from the European Commission, prices in France remain particularly high compared to our neighbours.
In mid-February, a liter of diesel thus cost 1.83 euros in France, one of the heaviest bills of the twenty-seven.
Only three countries - Finland, Italy and Sweden - had higher levels.
Paris, however, offers its nationals the benefit of a fuel allowance of one hundred euros, which can be requested until the end of March.
What support the purchasing power of households forced to take their vehicle to go to work.