The season of vacations and trips to the sea has begun, and many could hardly wait for it after last year’s quarantine.
And with the start of the season, the price of fuel is one of the most important items when planning a summer budget.
Drivers are generally advised to go on a long trip with a full tank, but as gasoline prices in the surrounding countries differ, it is not bad to know how to “time” visits to gas stations.
The most expensive gasoline in the region is in Greece, where a liter of unleaded gasoline costs 1.62 euros, and the cheapest is in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Bulgaria – 1.02 and 1.04 euros, respectively. Serbia is at the top of both lists, and the difference between the countries, therefore, is 70 dinars per liter.
Unleaded petrol is the most expensive in Greece, one of the favorite summer destinations of Serbian tourists. A liter of fuel at Greek gas stations costs 1.62 euros, and looking at the region, Croatia is in second place, with 1.40 euros per liter. Serbia is already in third place in terms of price, where a liter of unleaded gasoline costs 1.31 euros.
Drivers can buy the cheapest gasoline in the region in Bosnia and Herzegovina, for 1.02 euros per liter, followed immediately by Bulgaria with 1.04 euros, Blic writes.
Diesel fuel is the most expensive among neighbors in Croatia and costs 1.36 euros per liter, and Serbia is already in second place, where a liter of diesel costs 1.35 euros. The cheapest Eurodiesel in the region is also poured in Bosnia and Herzegovina, for 97 euro cents per liter, followed immediately by Northern Macedonia with 99 euro cents.
Thus, the driver will pay 65.6 euros in Serbia for a full tank of unleaded gasoline, which has an average of about 50 liters. If he pours fuel in BiH, he will pay 51 euros, and in Northern Macedonia 55.5 euros, which means that the savings per “refueling” range from 1,200 to 1,800 dinars.
If on the way to the sea it exceeds 600 kilometers on average, with an average consumption (depending on the vehicle, conditions and driving style) of 5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers, the savings for Serbian drivers who pour gasoline in BiH would be around 1,000 dinars, and if their vehicle costs almost 1,400 dinars for diesel. If they pour gasoline in Northern Macedonia, they will save around 700 dinars, while diesels will save almost twice as much – around 1,300 dinars.
“Wrong” excise taxes
Fuel prices in the region are fairly uniform, and the key difference in the retail price of fuel at gas stations is made by countries with their excise taxation policies, which are not equal and to which every country is entitled.
However, the Association of Oil Companies of Serbia points out that the price of fuel is subject to constant changes, because it largely depends on the price of crude oil on the stock exchanges. It is expected that the price of oil by the end of 2021 could be from 75 to 80 dollars per barrel, which will be mostly affected by the ratio of supply and demand, ie the opening of economies after the improvement of the epidemiological situation.
Source: Vesti online by www.vesti-online.com.
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