What you need to know if you are traveling by car to neighboring countries.  Where it's better to refuel

If you want to go on holiday by car, you should know that the budget allocated in the past years or calculated in recent months no longer matches that of this period. The reason: fuel prices have been accelerating in recent months.

the Those who want to go on holiday abroad by car should know that fuel prices can vary from country to country. There are countries where diesel and gasoline are more expensive than in Romania, but also in countries where the purchase of fuel is more advantageous.

According to the latest centralized data worldwide just a few days ago, in Romania the price of a liter of gasoline is around 1 euro and 74 cents, and that of diesel – 1 euro and 84 cents, ie 8 lei and 61 cents. of money, respectively 9 lei and 10 money.

In this respect we are overwhelmed only by Greece, where the price of a liter of gasoline has reached 2 euros and 40 cents, and diesel is over 2 euros per liter. If you are planning to go on holiday by car, you should know that there you will pay 120 euros for a full house, ie 33 euros compared to a full house in our country.

If you transit Serbia or Bulgaria, it would not be a bad idea to refuel from there, because the prices are lower. In the Bulgariathe liter of fuel is around 1.65 euros – 1.69 euros. Thus, compared to Greece, you save almost 38 euros.

The lowest prices are in another destination preferred by Romanians: Turkey. There, a liter of petrol is 1.53 euros, and diesel is no more than 1.55 euros. Uin full it will not cost more than 78 euros.

Fuel price comparison (Gasoline / Diesel)

1. Greece € 2.40 € 2.01
2. Romania: € 1.74 € 1.86
3. Serbia € 1.68 € 1.78
4. Bulgaria € 1.65 € 1.69
5. Turkey € 1.53 € 1.55

Price comparison for a full (Gasoline / Diesel)

1. Greece € 120 € 100.5
2. Romania 87 € 93 €
3. Serbia € 84 € 89
4. Bulgaria € 82.5 € 84.5
5. Turkey € 76.5 € 77.5

(source: globalpetrolprices.com)

Why fuel prices are rising rapidly in Romania

Romania imports 70 percent of its oil needs, so the evolution of pump prices is influenced by the evolution of international quotations for oil products.

Romania not grcomplicatedbeetyourself take a decision on controlling fuel prices, while most European countries have already taken firm steps to stop or slow down price increases. For low-income Romanians, refueling has become extremely expensive. Prices have risen so much that they have “swallowed” even state aid to road haulers earlier this month.

If three months ago we paid 398 lei for a full tank of diesel, today we pay 68 lei more. I also paid 389 lei for petrol three months ago, and now we pay 49 lei more.

In just three months, the Romanians ended up leaving almost 100 euros for a full house. During all this time, diesel became more expensive by 1 leu and 34 bani, and petrol by almost 1 leu.

Compare a lot of diesel in Romania

March 18 vs. June 16:

  • 7.97 lei / liter vs. 9.31 lei / liter
  • 50L = 398 lei vs. 50L = 465 lei (+68 lei)

Compare a full tank of gas in Romania

March 18 vs. June 16:

  • 7.79 lei / liter vs 9.31 lei / liter
  • 50L = 389 lei vs. 50L = 438 lei (+49 lei)

Romanian drivers are, of course, dissatisfied.

What steps have other states taken to help the population?

The only measure taken by the Romanian state was the settlement at the beginning of this month of 50 money per liter of fuel for road, passenger and freight carriers. But aid has been eroded by rising prices. The rest of the Romanians have to make savings and manage as best they can.

While the government is slow to take action in the fuel price crisis, other states have intervened to help the population.

Thus, Spain has reduced by 20 cents a liter of fuel, France offers a refund of 15 cents for every liter of gasoline or diesel purchased, and the Belgians receive a discount of 10 euros to a full 60 liters.

The Vienna government has decided to increase commuter subsidies by 50%, and Poland has reduced value-added tax to reduce pump prices.

Neighbours from Hungary they capped prices at 480 forints, ie less than 6 lei per liter of fuel.

Editor: Luana Pavaluca

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