The price of gasoline and diesel has continued to rise in the last week, which accumulate respectively six and five consecutive weeks of increases when the second leg of the Easter holiday starts.
According to the data of the Oil Bulletin published this Thursday by the European Union and collected by Efe, gasoline costs this week an average of 1.33 euros per liter, 1.76% more than last week and a 4.89 % more than a month ago.
Thus, filling an average fuel tank of 55 liters costs 73.15 euros this week, 12.81% more than at the beginning of the year and 4.81% more than at the same heights of 2018.
Also diesel has evolved upwards, so that after getting 0.81% more expensive in the week costs an average of 1,242 euros per liter, 0.98% more than a month ago.
Filling an average diesel deposit costs 68.31 euros, almost 10% more than at the beginning of the year and 5.88% more than in mid-April 2018.
Despite these increases, gasoline and diesel are still 12.61% and 14.05% cheaper than in September 2012, when they hit their all-time highs.
The oil bulletin notes that the average price of petrol 95 octane in the European Union is 1,455 euros per liter and diesel, 1,362 euros.
The barrel of Brent oil for delivery in June was trading this morning at 71.58 dollars, far from the 53 dollars with which the year began.