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Fuel: a small drop in prices this week?

The price of fuel could drop slightly by the end of the week. Nevertheless, we should not expect a strong fall.

For the past few months, the price of fuel has been skyrocketing. We still remember, not without a certain nostalgia, the €1.20 displayed during the first confinement, or even the €1.40 which set fire to the powder and triggered the yellow vests crisis. Ah, we would so love to go back to that time! Because today, and since the beginning of the year, gasoline and diesel have risen sharply. It’s very simple, whatever the fuel; the liter now exceeds the two euro mark. A situation obviously very difficult, especially since the government refuses to lower taxes. He is just content to set up a small discount, which should fortunately be extended after the summer.

A small drop to be expected?

However, if diesel and unleaded are very expensive today, the situation could improve very slightly. In any case, this is what Olivier Gantois, president of theFrench Union of Petroleum Industries, at the microphone of BFM TV. According to him, ” given today’s (Tuesday) drop of $10 a barrel, if this continues through the end of the week, we will again see lower prices at the pump. But the fact remains that for the moment, we are still above two euros including tax. Despite the State rebate of 15 centimes excluding tax

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Only a few cents

Nevertheless, we should not expect prices in free fall, unfortunately. If no idea has been communicated, the decline should remain very measured, probably of the order of a few cents only. Not enough to change the lives of motorists, who have suffered the full brunt of rising prices since the start of the war in ukraine. And the situation should not get better anytime soon. However, it remains to be hoped that this small drop will continue a little…

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