diesel is more expensive than gasoline. It is the final death of an entire era

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The latest fuel report from the European Union has confirmed what many drivers had already seen with their own eyes. Diesel is more expensive than gasoline. In our country and in Europe. It is a historical fact that may be the last nail in your coffin.


2 cents. It is the price difference that separates diesel and gasoline in our country, according to the European Commission. On average, a Spaniard pays 1,837 euros for each liter of diesel, while you will find a liter of gasoline at 1,818. they are practically two cents that confirm a trend that had been marking itself since last week. If we look at Europe, the differences are even greater. At the moment, a liter of diesel is being paid at 1,962 euros, while gasoline stands at 1,924 euros/litre.

The confirmation. As we said, that the European Commission reflects this price increase is only confirmation of a reality that was running on social networks. For a week, service stations could be found where diesel It was more expensive than gasoline. Even where you could find the cheaper fuel.

Wasn’t it discounted? Diesel has a lower tax in the Special Tax on Hydrocarbons. Although its VAT is 21%, like that of gasoline, 0.307 euros of fixed tax are paid for each liter of diesel. Far from the 0.401 euros/liter of 95-octane gasoline or the 0.432 euros/liter of 98-octane gasoline.

Why. The great question. If diesel is taxed less than gasoline, how is it possible that it is more expensive? The reason is that the pump price is a reflection of the price of the refined products as the Spanish Association of Petroleum Product Operators (AOP) recalls.

This quote is independent of the price of the Brent barrel and it takes into account the demand for diesel (higher in the car park in our country) which, moreover, is higher in winter, with the addition of the purchase of diesel to feed the heating. In fact, the price of diesel is usually higher than that of gasoline, but at the moment it has managed to eat up the difference in taxes.

the lace. That the price of diesel is higher than that of gasoline is only the last straw for a fuel that is in expensive decline. To a great extent due to the declarations and policies applied by the European and Spanish institutions.

It must be remembered that, although a gasoline car and a Euro IV diesel car comply with the same regulations, both do not receive the same environmental labeling from the DGT nor, therefore, the same treatment in the event of high pollution episodes in the restrictions of the low emission zones.

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Bye. In addition, the millionaire fines that manufacturers face are reducing the supply of diesel vehicles. The vast majority of electrified vehicles have a gasoline engine, which is causing sales of diesel engines to contract. If we add to this higher expenses in registration and circulation tax (some municipalities discount cars with low emissions), diesel is less and less attractive.

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The latest fuel report from the European Union has confirmed what many drivers had already seen with their own eyes.…

The latest fuel report from the European Union has confirmed what many drivers had already seen with their own eyes.…

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