Dutch petrol prices rise to above two euros per litre for first time ever
For the first time ever, prices at several petrol stations in the Netherlands rose to above two euros per litre this week.
Dutch petrol prices reach record high
At the start of May, petrol prices across the country reached record highs, climbing to 1,895 euros per litre and matching the record set way back in October 2012. At the time, experts warned that prices could soon soar above two euros per litre.
Since the spring, prices have continued to rise as demand for petrol increased and many across the country planned holidays and road trips over the summer. This drove prices to 2,019 euros at a handful of Esso and Texaco petrol stations across the Netherlands. Prices are especially high at night at stations along highways.
Petrol prices in the Netherlands
An overview published by DirectLease Tankservice revealed that on June 27 and June 28, drivers would’ve paid two euros for a litre of Euro95/E10, before prices dropped slightly on Monday. The highest prices were recorded along highways, while drivers making use of unmanned petrol stations generally enjoyed lower prices.
According to UnitedConsumers, the average suggested retail price for a litre of Euro95/E10 is 1,937 euros. The price for diesel has also reached its highest level ever recorded, as figures from the consumer collective reveal that this week a litre cost 1,572 euros, meanwhile LPG costs 0,93 per litre, slightly lower than the record price of 0,94 recorded in January 2014.