Spanish fuel prices fall slightly but still hover above €2 a litre

There has been a whole lot of financial doom and gloom throughout Europe in current months, particularly in Spain, where inflation has reached a 37-year high and costs starting from eggs and olive oil to utilities payments have all skyrocketed.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine shocked already unstable gasoline markets, and petrol and diesel costs have spiked internationally consequently.

A silver lining for Spaniards, nevertheless, is that petrol costs have now dropped for the third consecutive week, this time by 4 cents, to a value of €2.072 per litre on common. That represents the bottom value within the final 5 weeks.

Diesel can be cheaper for the second week in a row, after a fall in value of 5.4 cents. Diesel is now bought on common at €2.022 per litre, which is the bottom value of the final month.

These decreased charges, it should be stated, are calculated with out counting the federal government’s 20 cent low cost on gasoline costs, which can additional ease the monetary pressure on drivers.

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What determines the worth of gasoline?

The worldwide value per barrel impacts the price of gasoline across the globe, however that’s solely a part of it.

The causes for the worth enhance are various. One is the rise in demand because of the financial restoration after the pandemic, however there’s additionally a rise within the value of a barrel of oil, because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Every petrol station franchise has different bills comparable to manufacturing, distribution and advertising and marketing prices, which embody wholesaler and retailer margins. This could also be what makes smaller franchise gasoline stations cheaper than large nationwide chains.

The value can be affected by taxes and different related prices, comparable to the upkeep of strategic reserves and the contribution to the National Energy Efficiency Fund.

In Spain, liquid fuels derived from petroleum are topic to 2 taxes: VAT and the Special Tax on Hydrocarbons (IEH).

How to seek out the most affordable petrol stations?

Prices differ from area to area and space to space, so how have you learnt the place to seek out the most affordable place to replenish?

Google Maps

One of the perfect methods to seek out out the most affordable place is actually by way of Google Maps, the place yow will discover the updated costs for every station. It works each on the cellular app and a pc. First, click on on Petrol Station or Gasolinera button, which seems under or subsequent to the search bar. This will generate a map of all of the petrol stations and their costs, closest to you. You also can change the search space, if you wish to verify the costs elsewhere.

Keep in thoughts that not all petrol stations will show costs. If you wish to discover out the costs of various kinds of petrol, in addition to diesel at a specific petrol station, merely click on on it and it’ll give an inventory of the categories it gives and the costs.

Other web sites 

There are a number of different web sites that work in an analogous solution to Google Maps, together with and You merely sort in or discover your area and the websites will produce a map, together with an inventory of the most affordable petrol stations close to you.

You also can seek the advice of the web site Geoportalgasolineras, from the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism.

This on-line web page lets you analysis forward of time so you already know the place it’s cheaper to refuel in keeping with your metropolis or area. It publishes up to date costs and in addition lets you filter the outcomes by sort of gasoline.


Apps comparable to GasAll and Gasolineras España are additionally good choices, which element the costs of petrol close to you and let you examine the worth of various sorts.

The OCU additionally has a search engine for cheaper locations to replenish in your space, accessible here.

Keep an eye fixed out for the part with an inventory of all current low cost plans too.