Last week in France, fuel prices fell. Premium fuels lost an average of five euro cents per litre, with the drop in diesel being more discreet.
Like every Monday, the prices of petroleum products are updated in France, based on the average price of the previous week. After several weeks of strong increases for diesel and gasoline prices, there are finally some good news for motorists.
In effect, average prices are falling, especially for gasoline. Premium Fuels fell on average by five euro cents per liter. The SP95 E10 thus passed to 2.0365 euros per liter, compared to 2.0867€/L for its “pure” version. On the SP98 side, the drop was confirmed at 2,1485€/L. Not bad, after curling around 2.20 euros.
In doing so, the SP98 approached the price of diesel, which peaked at 2.1302 euros per liter. However, diesel was also down last week, but 0.4 cents per liter. Which doesn’t mean much, in the end.
Also on the decline, the liter of Superethanol E85 and that of LPG fell respectively to €0.8339 and €0.8331.
Good economic situation for fuels
This general fall in prices can be explained in various ways. The end of the driving season in the USA is one of the reasons. Similarly, the oil-producing countries have decided to open the floodgates from July. Which invariably relaxes the demand. And leads to a mechanical fall in prices and therefore in prices at the pump.
It remains to be seen if this can be done over time. Indeed, a new price surge cannot be ruled out for July. In the United States, a new holiday period linked to July 4 is looming. With it, many start by car. A record of 42 million motorists on the roads could be reached across the Atlantic.
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