Summer 2021 begins in Spain with high fuel prices. The average price of a litre of petrol, last week, was 1.37 euros, according to data from the Oil Bulletin of the European Union. That is 21.2 per cent more than the same time last year.
So far this year, the average price of a litre of petrol has already risen by more than 14 per cent, while diesel has risen by 13.5 per cent. Filling a 55-litre tank with petrol costs an average 75.18 euros , which is 13.6 euros more than at the beginning of the year. In the case of diesel, filling a similar size tank means will cost the consumer 67.70 euros, about 11.60 euros more than at the beginning of January 2021.
Although prices vary between provinces and cities, even in the same town we can find some big differences.
According the OCU consumers association the BonÁrea, GM Oil, GasExpress, Petroprix and E. Leclerc are some of the cheapest fuel station chains on the mainland, while Repsol, Cepsa and BP have some of the highest prices.
To check prices and locate the cheapest fuel in your local area or an a journey you plan to make, you can [CLICK HERE] and access the interactive map.
In addition to finding the cheapest prices, you can also save money on your fuel bills by changing the way you drive. Experts advise not accelerating or stopping abruptly, and not abusing low gears. Also, the aerodynamics of the car worsens with the windows open or luggage on the roof, so they advise using the air conditioning.