The end of January is less positive than its beginning for motorists at the pump. In fact, prices are on the rise for the second week in a row. This is evidenced by the data distilled by the Ministry of Ecological Transition, with prices fixed as of Friday January 26.
Thus, last week, prices increased by 1.5 to two cents on average in the country. The largest increase concerned diesel, appearing at 1.7556 €/L (+ 2 euro cents per liter) over the past week. On the SP 95-E10 gasoline side, the price was €1.7895/L (+1.5 euro cents per liter).
Since mid-January, the price of diesel has increased by 3.29 cents. That of gasoline increased by 2.5 cents. Current prices have not been seen since the beginning of December 2023.
Two deposits blocked in France
This increase occurs in a difficult context in France, with farmers’ demonstrations. Fortunately, these do not impact service stations.
The only snags on these subjects concern the Lorient oil depot. The latter is blocked by construction professionals, who are calling for a reduction in taxation on non-road diesel. The consequence being that some stations in the region are dry. That of Pallice, in La Rochelle, has also been blocked by farmers since Monday noon.
At the same time, at the global level, the price of a barrel of oil has risen in recent days. It is now at more than 80 dollars for a barrel of Brent from the North Sea. Blame it on tensions in the Red Sea.
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To sum up
Fuel prices are up by a few euro cents for the second week in a row at the end of January. An increase which occurs while an oil depot is still blocked in Lorient.
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