For the first time, diesel has exceeded the mark of 1.60 euros in the nationwide daily average. On Tuesday, the fuel cost 1.601 euros per liter, as announced by the ADAC on Wednesday. That’s 1.6 cents more than a week ago. Super petrol of the E10 variety cost 1.672 euros per liter, which is 1.7 cents more than a week ago – but the all-time high from 2012 is still 3.7 cents missing.
The increase is particularly drastic when compared over the year. In January 2021, diesel was still almost 37 cents per liter cheaper on a monthly average than on Tuesday. With Super E10, the difference is a good 32 cents.
The rise in fuel prices follows the price of oil, which had recently continued to increase. And the trend may continue – on Wednesday, major crudes Brent and WTI hit seven-year highs.