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Germany: Record fuel prices, Germans going Czech Republic to refuel

Record fuel prices in Germany: Due to the sharp increase in fuel prices, more and more Germans are driving to refuel in the Czech Republic. On Sunday, you could pay as much as 44 cents less for a litre of petrol there.

To refuel their cars cheaper, many Germans used the weekend to travel to the Czech Republic, writes Bild.

While in Dresden (Saxony) a litre of Super petrol on Sunday morning costs EUR 1,779, in the Czech Chlumec, which is around 40 km away, only EUR 1.34.

The difference was 43.9 euro cents per litre, which could save up to 20-30 euros if the entire tank was filled up.

“My tank holds 55 liters of fuel. In the Czech Republic, I save around EUR 20, ”says Michael Bradnick (54).

At the Ono gas station in Chlumec, you had to wait up to 40 minutes for refueling.

Record fuel prices in Germany. Politicians are looking for a solution

Oil and gasoline prices are breaking new records, politicians are wondering how they can counteract such a situation – informs “FAZ” on Monday.

Ad hoc measures such as “cruising” between gas stations in search of lower prices help to a very limited extent.

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Germany: Prices increase for many products

Oil and gasoline prices hit their highs in many years at the end of the week; on Monday, the price of diesel fuel also reached a new record high, the ADAC reports. North Sea crude oil was $ 85 a barrel on Friday, the highest price in more than three years.

The premium gasoline price rose to EUR 1.653 per litre (national average) on Thursday, the highest level in nine years. “Prices have long been higher in some places,” emphasises FAZ.

The price of diesel fuel on Sunday averaged EUR 1,555 per liter across the country. The previous record from August 26, 2012 was EUR 1,554, the ADAC reported on Monday.