Shell reduces petrol and diesel prices

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19 August 2005, AMSTERDAM — Market leader Shell reduced the recommended prices for petrol and diesel on Friday.

19 August 2005

AMSTERDAM — Market leader Shell reduced the recommended prices for petrol and diesel on Friday.

The price for a litre of Euro unleaded now stands at EUR 1.425, while a litre of Super costs 1.479. Diesel now costs EUR 1.085 per litre, following a 1 cent cut on Thursday.

The Netherlands has some of the highest car fuel prices in the world.

It was reported earlier this week that the government has decided to forgo the annual increase in the taxes on petrol and diesel in 2006. Finance Minister Gerrit Zalm has not denied the rumour but may wait to Budget Day in September to officially announce the move.

Car leasing company Athlon in Almere set up a website this month offering Dutch motorists a comparison of the prices at petrol stations in their region. The site had one million visitors in the first two days.

Athlon said the difference in fuel prices can be as high as 12 cents per litre.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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