The average consumer price of 95-octane petrol was Sk40.60 per litre as of May 20, 2008, according to the Slovak Statistics Office. A litre of LPG cost Sk22.07 in the same period, while drivers paid Sk43.87 per a litre on average for diesel. Compared with prices on May 9, only the price of LPG remained the same, the SITA newswire wrote. The price of 95-octane petrol rose Sk0.65 per litre, and diesel went up by Sk1.04 per litre. In January 1997, the price of 95-octane petrol was Sk22.39 per litre, and one litre of diesel was Sk20.89. Since then, prices have gradually increased, exceeding Sk30 per litre during the first months of 2000, and continued upwards towards Sk40 per litre, a level they exceeded in September 2005. As of September 4, 2006, one litre of 95-octane petrol cost Sk40.47 and 98-octane petrol was available for Sk43.09. Drivers paid Sk41.26 per litre of diesel and Sk21.69 for LPG. At the end of last year, a litre of 95-octane petrol sold for Sk38.90, a litre of diesel for Sk40.85 and a litre of LPG for Sk21.69. SITA
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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