Refilling the tank costs more than 100 € as the prices at the pump increase
Gasoline prices have passed 170 cents per liter across the country as the cost of living continues to rise.
a Independent Irish This week’s price survey found that a gas station was charging up to 172.9c for gasoline and 164.9c for diesel.
Prices seem to be higher in Dublin, but we have found garages charging 170c per liter or more across the country. A filling of 60 liters at the pump now costs more than 100 €.
It comes less than a month after the budget when gasoline and diesel prices were increased by 2c and 2.5c per liter, respectively. But the rising cost of crude oil and other supply chain issues have fueled the highest prices at the pump for years.
Some of the highest prices were in the capital, such as in Lucan at 172.9c for gasoline and 164.9c for diesel, and in Castleknock at 171.9c for gasoline and 162.9 for diesel.
Another Terenure garage charged 170.9 for gasoline and 162.9 for diesel.
A garage in Co Donegal has confirmed that it charges 171.9c for gasoline and 163.9c for diesel. A garage in Cork City charged 169.9 for gasoline and 159.9 for diesel.
However, there were price variations of up to 8c even in similar parts of the country.
A garage in Kilmainham charged 165.9c for gasoline and 156.9c for diesel. It was among the cheapest in Dublin.
Irish Road Haulage Association chief Eugene Drennan says the industry is “crippled” by diesel prices.
“Fuel has gone so high, it’s never been so expensive,” Drennan said. “That cost is coming home to bite now.”
Kevin McPartlan, CEO of Fuels for Ireland, which represents all the major fuel companies, said: “I can’t speak to a particular site or company.
“Fuel prices are a really strange beast because it’s not like electricity or gas, where a unit price is fixed and stable for six months.
“There are so many elements to make a price. If you pay 170 cents for a liter of gasoline, one euro goes to the government and various taxes and levies. He added: “The reason this varies is similar to the operating costs of different gas stations.”
Dermot Jewell of the Consumers’ Association of Ireland said: “The difficulty for Ireland is that there are very few independent garages left.
“Most are with major national channels. Where we see an 8-cent fuel gap, I ask why this is possible in very large entities that buy in bulk and obviously have discounts they can count on.
A Maxol spokesperson said: “Fuel prices are volatile and the wholesale price paid by one gas station on one day may differ from the price paid by another gas station on another day.
“This means that the day a gas station takes delivery of the fuel will have an impact on the price charged to the customer.
“However, several factors affect the price consumers pay at the pump. Crude oil is one of them, but it’s only a fraction of the price.
“If a gas station sells large volumes of fuel, the prices may be slightly lower than those selling small volumes. “