Just in time for Pentecost travel, the price of gasoline in Germany has risen to more than 1.80 euros per liter on average for the first time in a long time.
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According to figures from the Internet portal Clever Tanken, a liter of Super E10 recently cost an average of 1.802 euros per liter. Diesel is now significantly cheaper again at 1,583 euros per liter.
As reported by the ADAC car club in its weekly evaluation of the prices of more than 14,000 petrol stations, the price of Super E10 has risen on a weekly basis, while diesel has fallen for the sixth week in a row.
Currently around 1300 construction sites
The price differential between the two types of fuel is now 21.9 cents, which is even slightly more than the difference in taxation. Diesel has only been cheaper than Super E10 again for a few weeks; after the start of the Ukraine war, it was the other way around for a long time.
At just over 76 dollars per barrel (barrel of 159 liters), crude oil is currently rather cheap for North Sea Brent crude.
At Pentecost, the car club expects a lot of traffic jams on the construction sites, especially in the south of Germany, because of the high volume of traffic and more than 1300 construction sites.
Last year, the Friday before Pentecost was the third busiest day of the year. On Pentecost Sunday, it is usually quieter on the highways, but on Whit Monday considerable traffic disruptions are to be expected again.
In some federal states, the start of the holidays
In some federal states such as Berlin, Bremen, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia there is a long Pentecost weekend, where Tuesday is also free of school.
And Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria are starting two-week holidays, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland in one-and-a-half and one-week holidays respectively.
According to the ADAC, refueling is currently relatively cheap in the evening between 18 p.m. and 22 p.m.