The increase in fuel prices has reached historical maximums in these weeks. The rise began to accentuate in the middle of last December, and a liter of gasoline and diesel is already close to two euros in many Spanish service stations. This video explains how the price of both fuels is divided and what exactly is paid each time the car’s tank is filled. How much are taxes? How much corresponds to the price of oil at origin? And how much with the cost of distribution and the margins of the gas stations?
It has never been so expensive to refuel in Spain. For retail consumers —on whom this video analysis focuses— and also for carriers, who are demanding aid these days to alleviate the brutal rise in costs in recent months. 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 which threatens to affect the supply of supermarkets: more and more sectors – meat, dairy, fishing …— are having distribution problems. Companies like Nestlé, Estrella Galicia or Danone have also warned that they could stop their factories if the situation does not change.
The journalist from the Economy section of EL PAÍS, Ignacio Fariza, analyzes in this video what urgent measures can be taken to reduce the cost of fuel for domestic users. The central government has promised to reduce the pressure on prices in the shock plan that it will present next Tuesday, measures that in other countries have been active for months (Portugal) or that will come into force on April 1 (France). .