Munich (ots) - The crude oil price, which fell in the first two weeks of September, also benefits motorists. As reported by the ADAC, a liter of Super E10 currently costs EUR 1,235 on a nationwide average. Compared to the previous week, this represents a decrease of one cent per liter. This is shown by the weekly ADAC evaluation of fuel prices in Germany.
The lower oil price for diesel is even more noticeable: a liter of diesel fuel at the filling station currently costs an average of EUR 1,041 per liter - a decrease of 1,7 cents compared to the previous week. The price difference between the two types of fuel climbs to 19,4 cents. A barrel of Brent crude oil currently costs around 41 dollars, roughly the same as it was a week ago.
In addition to the oil price as the most important influencing factor, the euro-dollar exchange rate also affects the development of fuel prices. One euro currently costs around 1,19 US dollars and is therefore at a similar level to the previous week. A further decline in petrol station prices can be achieved through intense competition in the fuel market.
The ADAC generally recommends that drivers compare fuel prices before refueling. Those who take advantage of the sometimes considerable price differences between different petrol stations and times of day save money. According to the club, refueling is usually cheapest between 18pm and 22pm. The smartphone app "ADAC Spritpreise" offers uncomplicated and quick help. Detailed information on the fuel market and current prices is also available at www.adac.de/tanken (http://www.adac.de/tanken).
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