Belgium fuel prices highest in Europe
12 July 2005, BRUSSELS — Belgium fuel prices are the most expensive in Europe, Flemish motorists association VAB said on Tuesday.
12 July 2005
BRUSSELS — Belgium fuel prices are the most expensive in Europe, Flemish motorists association VAB said on Tuesday.
A study of 10 European nations has revealed Belgium has the most expensive diesel prices and — after the Netherlands — the second most expensive price for euro 95 unleaded petrol.
Between 2004 and 2005, the price of euro 95 unleaded octane in Belgium rose by 20.18 percent. Diesel increased in price by 38.75 percent, newspaper 'Het Nieuwsblad' reported.
VAB has studied the development of fuel prices for several years and revealed that Belgium "has never been among the cheapest countries".
The average price of unleaded petrol in Belgium costs EUR 1.31 per litre. Only the Netherlands is more expensive with an average price of EUR 1.40.
Luxembourg has a price of EUR 1.01, but is no longer the cheapest. Unleaded petrol in Spain now costs just EUR 0.95.
The VAB said it is still worth the effort to tank up in Luxembourg. And besides the Netherlands, Belgians can profit from cheaper fuel costs wherever they drive in Europe.
The average price of diesel in Belgium is EUR 1.11, the highest price in the 10 nations studied. In Luxembourg, motorists pay just EUR 0.87 per litre, EUR 0.90 in Spain, EUR 0.91 in Portugal and EUR 0.92 in Austria.
[Copyright Expatica News 2005]
Subject: Belgian news