Munich (ots) - The fuel prices in Germany rose sharply in March. Petrol in particular has risen significantly compared to the previous month. As the monthly ADAC evaluation of fuel prices shows, a liter of Super E10 cost an average of 1,454 euros, six cents more than in February and 10,3 cents more than in January. Diesel also became more expensive, albeit to a lesser extent. For a liter, drivers had to pay an average of EUR 1,315 per month, which is 3,9 cents more than in the previous month and 8,2 cents more than in January.
The most expensive day to refuel in March and so far this year was March 14th for both types of fuel. At that time, a liter of Super E10 cost 1,472 euros, a liter of diesel 1,330 euros. The cheapest car drivers could fill up on March 25th, when a liter of E10 cost EUR 1,432 and a liter of diesel EUR 1,294. The cheapest day of the year so far was January 1st. A liter of Super E10 cost 1,324 euros on New Year's Day, a liter of diesel 1,215 euros.
According to ADAC, the reason for the significant price increase is the higher crude oil prices. The price of a barrel of crude oil climbed at times to just under 70 US dollars, otherwise mostly hovered around 65 dollars. In February, the price level for Brent oil was a few dollars lower.
The ADAC recommends that drivers always compare the fuel prices before refueling. If you take advantage of the sometimes considerable price differences between different petrol stations and especially the times of day, you can save a lot of 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.
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