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Motor fuel prices up

THE AVERAGE retail price of 95-octane petrol was Sk38.36 (€1.14) per litre as of September 10, keeping Slovakia in 12th place in the EU's affordable gas rankings, the SITA newswire wrote.

The average price of diesel was Sk37.62 per litre and the retail price of LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) was Sk20.33 per litre, according to figures from the Slovak Statistics Office.

For the week of September 3 to September 10, the cheapest 95-octane petrol in the EU was again available in Estonia, and the most expensive was in the Netherlands.

In 2006 as a whole, the average price of 95-octane petrol was Sk39.39 per litre, while 98-octane petrol cost Sk41.94. Diesel cost Sk39.72 per litre, while LPG was Sk22.16.

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