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How are diesel prices changing in Europe?

Everything you need to know about the price of diesel

While the price of petrol has risen steadily over the years, the price of diesel has fluctuated. While it recorded a low in 2020 and was cheaper than it had been since 2016, the price of diesel has climbed steadily since the end of 2020. Nevertheless, its price remains below that of petrol.

Fuel prices fluctuate across Europe

The price of petrol and diesel was particularly low at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. In Europe, fuel is most expensive in Sweden and least costly in Bulgaria. Germany's diesel prices sit somewhere in the middle. 

It's clear that the prices of both fuels will rise in the medium term. The reason? The rising price of CO2. When it comes to searching for cost-effective petrol stations, UTA Edenred fuel planning tools can help customers save multiple cents per litre.

Fuelling in Europe: Where does a litre cost the least?

Fuel in demand: Here you can find a comparison of the current average diesel prices across key refuelling markets in Europe. Bookmark this page to stay up to date on fuel costs. 


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Last updated: 15.09.2023

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What is the price of diesel fuel?

Taxes (mineral excise duty, oil stock contribution and VAT) are fixed components of the price. These account for over 60% of the price depending on the price per litre at petrol stations. Other factors in the overall cost include the price of crude oil and the cost of forwarding, distribution and administration -- plus a profit for the respective oil company.
Diesel prices vary from country to country - but why? Oil prices on international markets are the same, but different countries have different taxes. This is the reason behind low diesel prices in countries such as Poland or the Czech Republic.

UTA Edenred keeps you up to date with the latest fuel prices: Use our tools and apps to find the most cost-effective fuel stations along your route.

According to the Federal Cartel Office, fuel prices are statistically lowest between 18 and 20. 

One of the reasons diesel is becoming more expensive is the introduction of tax on CO2. This is due to new climate protection laws in Europe. Another reason is the oil price, which is traded in US dollars.

With UTA Edenred you always have a clear view of current average diesel prices.

With the HGV route planner, you can view current diesel prices at a desired fuel station at any time.

This is because the excise duty on diesel is lower than it is on petrol. This results in a higher price for petrol.

With the HGV route planner, you can view current diesel prices at a desired fuel station at any time.