top cx logo
cx logo
Explorearrow down
search icon

Petrol price at nine-month low

Drivers get some relief as rising euro and easing of Middle East tensions allows pump prices to fall

PETROL prices are at their lowest for nine months, despite the global oil price hitting record prices on global markets this summer.

Diesel, which makes up 80% of sales, was costing an average of €1.3415 in French filling stations last week against €1.3625 the previous week. It was the lowest price of the summer.

Petrol, too, fell around two centimes to its lowest level since December 2012 with prices of €1.5013 on average for SP95 against €1.5186 the week previously. Prices for SP98 showed a similar fall, from €1.5845 to €1.5664.

Part of the reason was down to the euro increasing in value against the dollar – with oil being priced in dollars per barrel.

However, prices also eased due to the end of the threat of western nations launching military action in Syria and an improvement in relations between Iran and the west. Prices for a barrel of the reference Brent crude fell from $115 to $107.
Photo: Walker_M

Resident or second-home owner in France?
Benefit from our daily digest of headlines and how-to's to help you make the most of life in France
By joining the newsletter, you agree to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy
See more popular articles
The Connexion Help Guides
featured helpguide
Income Tax in France 2023 (for 2022 income)*
Featured Help Guide
- Primarily aimed at Britons, covers pensions, rent, ISAs, shares, savings and interest - but also contains significant general information pertinent to readers of other nationalities - Overview of online declarations + step-by-step guide to the French printed forms - Includes updates given automatically after this year's site opened
Get news, views and information from France