EU fuel bargains boost for holiday drivers 13 Feb 2015

Holiday cheer for drivers heading to the continent

Drivers heading to the continent for the half term will see their fuel bills slashed as a plunging Euro and low oil prices combine to give low pump prices.

While motorists in the UK are still paying about 107p per litre for petrol (the 4th highest price in the European Union) the fuel is cheaper almost everywhere else across the EU, including  tourist destinations like:

  • Austria – 86ppl
  • Spain – 86ppl
  • France – 92ppl
  • Germany – 96ppl

 

Here in the UK diesel currently sells for about 114p per litre (the highest price in the EU):

  • Austria – 80ppl
  • France – 83ppl
  • Spain - 83ppl
  • Germany 88ppl

 

(The full tables are below or else you can view the data interactively - and routinely updated - here for petrol and here for diesel.)

Professor Stephen Glaister, director of the RAC Foundation, said:

“It’s a case of happy holidays for the tens of thousands of Brits who will be driving on the continent this half term. The low fuel prices seen here are being eclipsed by those across Europe. Motorists might be tempted to fill up before they cross the Channel but thanks to the strong pound they might be better off waiting until they get off the boat in places like Calais.”

 

Petrol EU Rank

Country

Petrol Price

 

Diesel EU Rank

Country

Diesel Price

1

 Italy

£1.16

 

1

 UK

£1.14

2

 Neth'lands

£1.16

 

2

 Italy

£1.08

3

 Denmark

£1.12

 

3

 Denmark

£1.01

4

 UK

£1.07

 

4

 Sweden

£1.00

5

 Portugal

£1.05

 

5

 Malta

£0.97

6

 Belgium

£1.03

 

6

 Neth'lands

£0.95

7

 Malta

£1.02

 

7

 Finland

£0.94

8

 Finland

£1.01

 

8

 Belgium

£0.92

9

 Greece

£0.99

 

9

 Portugal

£0.91

10

 Sweden

£0.97

 

10

 Cyprus

£0.89

11

 Germany

£0.96

 

11

 Romania

£0.88

12

 Slovenia

£0.93

 

12

 Ireland

£0.88

13

 France

£0.92

 

13

 Germany

£0.88

14

 Ireland

£0.91

 

14

 Slovenia

£0.87

15

 Slovakia

£0.90

 

15

 France

£0.83

16

 Croatia

£0.87

 

16

 Spain

£0.83

17

 Cyprus

£0.87

 

17

 Slovakia

£0.83

18

 Austria

£0.86

 

18

 Hungary

£0.83

19

 Spain

£0.86

 

19

 Croatia

£0.82

20

 Romania

£0.85

 

20

 Greece

£0.81

21

 Lux'bourg

£0.84

 

21

 Austria

£0.80

22

 Hungary

£0.79

 

22

 Estonia

£0.79

23

 Czech R.

£0.78

 

23

 Lux'bourg

£0.78

24

 Lithuania

£0.77

 

24

 Czech R.

£0.78

25

 Estonia

£0.76

 

25

 Bulgaria

£0.77

26

 Latvia

£0.76

 

26

 Latvia

£0.76

27

 Bulgaria

£0.75

 

27

 Poland

£0.72

28

 Poland

£0.70

 

28

 Lithuania

£0.72

 

Contact:

Philip Gomm – Head of External Communications – RAC Foundation

philip.gomm@racfoundation.org | 020 7747 3445 | 07711 776448 | 020 7389 0601 (ISDN)

Notes to Editors:

The RAC Foundation is a transport policy and research organisation that explores the economic, mobility, safety and environmental issues relating to roads and their users. The Foundation publishes independent and authoritative research with which it promotes informed debate and advocates policy in the interest of the responsible motorist.

The RAC Foundation is a registered charity, number 1002705.

 

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