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Date of publication: 08/10/2021

ARCHIVED – Rising gasoline prices in Spain contribute to the misery of the record high electricity and gas prices “style =” margin: 5px 10px 5px 0px; float: left “width =” 100% “/>

According to EU data, petrol station prices in Spain are now at their highest level in 7 years

The summer of 2021 will be difficult for consumers in Spain as the record high electricity bills due to the sharp rise in gasoline prices and the recommended prices for the butane gas canisters, which are used by millions of households not only for heating in winter, but also for cooking and heating the Domestic water supply.

The average price per megawatt hour of electricity in Spain rose to another all-time high of 111.88 euros on Tuesday, a whopping 5 euros above the previous day’s record, while petrol and diesel prices rose by 20 to 22 percent compared to August last year . The cost of refueling a 55-liter standard tank with gasoline is now 55 euros, 14 euros more than a year ago and the highest value since September 2014, with average prices now at 1,427 euros per liter according to the weekly oil bulletin issued by the EU .

At the same time, the average price for a liter of diesel fuel is 1,273 euros, the highest level since November 2018, and Fernando Móner from the Association of Consumers and Users (CECU) describes the situation as “unacceptable” and calls on the national government to take measures to reduce the pressure to decrease the pockets of the citizens.

He points out that over 60 percent of the fuel price for cars is due to various taxes and calls for relief for consumers who are already confronted with high electricity and gas bills.

Reports compiled by other consumer associations show that Almería, Lérida, Murcia, Valencia, Teruel, Zaragoza, Huesca, Soria and Navarra are the cheapest of the 50 Spanish provinces to buy gasoline and diesel, but of course there are big differences between the prices of one forecourt to another, and generally market prices are set by the three largest dealers (Repsol, Cepsa and BP).

The price for butane gas canisters in Spain recently reached a 6-year high of 15.37 euros, after having risen from 11.27 euros since July 2017.


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