The increase in fuel prices has reached historical maximums in these weeks. The rise began to increase in the middle of last December, but this week it has broken its historical record, exceeding an average of 1.85 euros per liter in the case of diesel and with gasoline exceeding two euros. This video explains how the cost of both is calculated and what exactly is paid when we fill the tank of a vehicle. How much corresponds to taxes? How much to the price of the product or how much to the cost of its distribution?
It has never been so expensive to refuel a gasoline car in Spain. A sector directly affected by fuel inflation is that of carriers, who are demanding aid to alleviate how expensive it is for them to work at these prices. Numerous truck drivers from different autonomous communities have been on strike for more than a week. An indefinite strike to which more and more associations have joined and that threatens to affect the supply of supermarkets because producers in different sectors – such as meat, dairy or fishing – are having distribution problems. Apart from small producers, companies such as Nestle, Estrella Galicia or Danone have warned that they could stop their factories if the situation does not change.
In this video, the journalist from EL PAÍS, Ignacio Fariza, analyzes what measures the Government of Spain can take to lower the cost of fuel. The Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Raquel Sánchez, announced this Wednesday that the National Committee for Road Transport will meet again this Thursday. On the other hand, the Government expects to specify the measures to alleviate the rise in fuel costs after the European summit, which will also be held this Thursday and will last until Friday.