Diesel dropped to under €1 a litre at over 100 petrol stations across Spain yesterday, and in the province two stations are selling it for €0,99 a litre: one in Vícar and another in El Ejido. Prices have dropped to those of five years ago, as the drop in crude oil finally starts to filter through to the consumer. Most of the cheapest petrol stations are in Catalunya. Check out the cheapest stations near you Continue reading Diesel for under €1 a litre!
The Shell garage in Roquetas del Mar is selling the most expensive fuel in Spain, according to a survey by consumer organisation OCU (here). The average price for fuel at the Shell is over 13% more expensive than the national average. The cheapest stations are all up in the godforsaken empty northern barrens of Spain. Online services such as http://www.elpreciodelagasolina.com/ will tell you the daily price of fuel in all the stations in your area, Continue reading Roquetas shell garage selling most expensive fuel in Spain!
Madrid has become the first region of Spain to allow a new style of low cost gas station to open, issuing eight permits across the region. It’s an attempt to shake up Spains oligopolistic network of gas stations by letting new operators into the market, and comes from a 2013 change to the appropriate national laws.
The EU has ruled that the centimo sanitario is illegal, opening the way to a court ruling that Spain must return the almost 13 billion euros collected to drivers. It’s a tax that the regions are allowed to apply at their discretion to fuel sold at the pumps, and the reason why Murcia is slightly cheaper for gas than Andalucia (Murcia doesn’t collect the tax). It’s known as the impuesto sobre las ventas minoristas de Continue reading Health Tax on Fuel is illegal, rules EU court – must Spain pay back 13 billion euros to us drivers?
Having evaded the ever vigilant eyes of Hobday’s Cantoria Neighbourhood Watch Association, a group of local lads in Cantoria have been charged with adulterating diesel with corn oil before flogging it off to transport companies and local petrol stations. They made about six million euros, Hacienda reckons. See Petrol scam found in Cantoria Almeria “The operation, codenamed ‘Oil’,” – these coppers do think of some innovative codenames for their operations. Remember Operación “Costurero” (Operation Sewing), Continue reading Six million fuel oil fraud ring broken up in Cantoria
In order to up the Royal Coffers, President Zapatero has approved a quiet tax hike on petrol & fags. Petrol (for non-commercial use) will go up €2,9 cents a litre. A pack of cigs will go up by around €0,20 a pack.
Ain’t Spain wonderful. All this paperwork, from all over the nation, just so that I can find out that a litre of ’95 costs 1.160 in a petrol station in El Ejido, but 1.183 in Mojacar. http://oficinavirtual.mityc.es/carburantes/index.aspx The Ministry of Industry and other macho things publishes the price of fuel from every petrol station in Spain.