The barrel of Brent, a reference in Europe, has tripled in three years and has infected this price to gasoline. According to the latest EU oil bulletin, corresponding to the first week of October, the liter of 95-octane gasoline stood at 1.35 euros per liter, while the liter of gas oil did so at 1.27 euros per liter. liter. In both cases it is the highest level since October 2014.
The increase, however, is not the same if prices are analyzed by provinces. The rates vary depending on the operator that provides the service (if it is an oil company, a hypermarket or a lowcost firm), the different tax levied on fuels by autonomous communities and even the different taxes they support (VAT in the Peninsula and the IGIC in the Canary Islands).
The cheapest fuel, whether you compare gasoline or diesel, is located in a service station in Algeciras (Cádiz), where the price of 95-octane gasoline is 1,139 euros per liter and the usual price of gas is 1,009 euros In the comparison of the cheapest price by provinces (see attached graph), the Baleares is the worst stop, since it is the territory in which drivers have to pay the highest price. Specifically, the lowest rate that can be found for the liter of gasoline is 1,319 euros per liter and for the diesel is 1,279 euros per liter. In other words, between the cheapest and the most expensive province in Spain there is a difference of 15% in the price of gasoline and 27% in diesel.