The price of fueling our cars has reached a record level in Ireland and experts predict it will rise even more.
In-depth national survey conducted by Irish
independent He found that the average price of gasoline had risen to an all-time high of 172 cents a liter and the price of diesel had risen to 163 cents.
Our investigation took place over four days and included analysis of fuel prices at 260 service stations across the country.
It found that the highest average price of a liter of unleaded gasoline was in Co Galway at 174°C, followed by Dublin and Cavan at 173.9°C..
We also found Galway, Kildare, Wicklow and Wexford to be the most expensive counties for a liter of diesel, at 164°C.
While notable differences in prices can be found in individual counties, there is little variation nationwide.
The lowest prices per liter of gasoline and diesel were recorded at the same service station in Ko Lawa at 164°C and 154°C, respectively.
The highest price we’ve ever recorded per liter of gasoline was in Co-Meth at 177°C. The most expensive diesel ever recorded was 166°C in Kildare.
The high cost of fuel at this point in 2021 is in stark contrast to last year, when the national average price per liter for unleaded was 125 cents and diesel was 117 cents.
It comes after weeks of inflation hitting a 14-year high last month, mainly due to rising energy costs.
The main driver of energy costs has been the price of electricity, which is up 21 percent since this time last year, while gas prices are up 14 percent. Home heating oil 46 pcs.
The carbon tax increase included in last month’s budget further accelerated fuel and heating prices.
Michael Kilcoyne, president of Consumers Ireland, said higher prices will leave families and the elderly unable to fuel their cars and heat their homes this winter.
“Every cent the fuel goes up, the government increases more and more of its coffers. They have no interest in capping the fuel,” Kilquin said.
“They were able to cut the value-added tax for the hospitality sector after months of saying it was impossible, but for people who are freezing in the cold and stuck at home, there is nothing for them.
“It’s going to be a cold, harsh winter and hard to squeeze people out.
“Electricity has gone up more than 20 percent in one year. People are angry, and the government will feel that anger when the next election comes.
These prices more affect people with lower fixed incomes in rural areas. Many of them are pensioners who live on 237 euros per week.
« This is the kind of pricing that turns people into prisoners in their own homes. »
Anna Cullen, of AA Roadwatch, described the trend in fuel prices as « extremely worrying. »
« The last rise like this was in 2012, but prices peaked at 170 degrees Celsius and never went above, » she said.
“I have never seen prices as high as this before. We are looking forward to record levels of fuel.”
While there are many reasons why Irish consumers pay so much for fuel, the main one is taxes.
“We pay 60% tax at the fuel pump,” Colin said.
“That includes the value-added tax, and then you also have to look at the carbon tax, which was increased to 7.50 euros per ton, so that 2 cents was added to gasoline and 2.5 degrees Celsius to diesel.
In the October figures, a diesel fuel tank of 60 euros will rise by 1.48 euros and gasoline by 1.28 euros.
“If your gasoline is at 173.9 cents a liter, it will cost you 104 euros to fill up your car.
“This is very costly when you have a family trying to budget and pay their mortgage, groceries and general expenses.
“This is very worrying for people who live in rural Ireland because they depend on their cars.
They do not have the public transportation infrastructure to support their daily lives.
“In October, prices actually jumped by about 30 percent between 2020 and 2021.
A group of oil-exporting countries (OPEC) predicted that global demand for crude oil will exceed 2019 levels in 2023, and will continue to rise until 2035 before rising.
« So prices will continue to rise. »
The news comes as hundreds of carriers are due to disembark in Dublin next week in a massive protest over fuel prices.
Truckers will gather at six locations Wednesday morning and leave in a convoy to Kildare Street, where protesters will gather on foot outside Leinster’s home.
Irish Truckers and Truckers Association Against Fuel Prices is organizing a peaceful protest against rising operating costs outside of Dell.
The group has nearly 7,000 members, and truck drivers from all over Ireland are due to attend.
Owners of buses, tractors, vans and other commercial vehicles are encouraged to join the protest.
Eugene Drennan, President of the Irish Road Transport Association (IRHA) said:
Costs are at the highest level in the history of transportation.
Kevin McBartlan, chief executive of Fuels for Ireland, which represents fuel suppliers, said the record prices were due to a « convergence of events ».
« There was a challenge in the global energy supply, » he said.
And we have a global logistical problem of moving things all over the world. It affects everything, from children’s Christmas toys to food distribution.
This has an effect because we are paying more to import stockpiles of fuel into the country.
These are the broad social and political factors that have an impact. But that was coupled with the time that came with the carbon tax increase, which was immediately felt.
All of these things have combined to keep prices high and higher.
The obvious question anyone might ask is: Will prices drop any time soon? The answer is no one knows. If we did, we would all be an absolute fortune.
Pump prices usually follow crude oil prices with a difference of two to three weeks, and there is no indication that they will decrease in the near future.
The government really has an important role to play. They take an average of 60% of the fuel price.
“I think we are on the verge of getting one euro out of every liter of fuel purchased for transport to the government.
“Let’s say it’s 180C in some garages today. Of the remaining 80C, you’re bringing in a global commodity from around the world and refining it to exceptionally high fuel quality standards.
“You add biofuels to reduce carbon emissions and you transport it in a way that complies with perfectly adequate but stressful health and safety conditions, and you transport it to every corner of the country.
“I still sell it for less than a bottle of mineral water in the store.
“Profit margins on fuel are slim, so if you were to go to the local garage and buy
50 euros of fuel and the purchase of a cappuccino for 2.50 euros, the shopkeeper would have earned a lot more cappuccinos than on fuel.”
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