Petrol to exceed €1.50 per litre by the new year?


#101

I fear they may abolish road tax too and roll it all in to pay per km travelled, as more people abandon private car ownership, it will hurt car tax revenues. I think there would be some serious opposition to people allowing gps trackers in their vehicles, although we could have a scenario where the IMF demands it in order to allow us to maintain the pretense of middle class lifestyles, which because we are dependent on them for that, we would probably accept, with a little greenwashing propaganda of course. Car sharing is not good for government tribute


#102

Generally, Irish motorists are very conservative. They’ll grumble and complain about the price but they won’t consider driving an EV until Petrol/Diesel is over €2 per litre. Then there will be a tipping point. When it happens it will be like the adoption of the PC.


#103

(UK) Sun readers are revolting!
thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/ne … -duty.html

Great, so we can empty the tank quicker!


#104

The BBC give a nice breakdown of the cost of petrol and diesel.

bbc.co.uk/news/business-15462923


#105

Irish version courtesy of the irish petroleum industry
https://i41.tinypic.com/9swkxv.jpg


#106

This is old data up to the end of 2008. But it demonstrates the lag that exists between drops in wholesale petrol and diesel prices and the selling price. There have been long intervals when falls in the cost price have not been matched by falls in the price charged. Wholesale price increases are passed on quickly.

There are some charts but I do not have time to upload them. I am surprised the AA has never done such an analysis as this.

The National Consumer Agency performed some typically public service perfunctory analysis some time ago that did not address the issue of this price lag.

This table contains details on diesel.

A Date
B EUR to USD Exchange Rate
C USD Per Barrel of Brent Crude
D EUR Crude Price Per Litre
E USD per Tonne EN590 (Diesel)
F EUR Per Barrel of Brent Crude
G EUR Cost per Tonne EN590 (Diesel)
H EUR EN590 (Diesel) Bulk Buy Price Per Litre
I Expected Cost Price Per Litre EN590 (Diesel)
J Diesel Excise Duty
K EUR Cost Price Per Litre EN590 (Diesel) (Including VAT and Excise Duty)
L Difference Between Apparent Cost Price and Actual Sell Price of Diesel
M Percentage Uplift from Cost Price and Sell Price of Diesel

A               B      C      D      E        F      G        H        I     J        K      L      M
 Thu 05 Apr 2007 1.3373 $68.51  €0.32  $615.25 €51.23€460.0688  €0.38341.1844 €36.8100 €0.921 €0.147  15.9%
 Fri 13 Apr 2007 1.3532 $68.05  €0.32  $627.38 €50.29€463.6270  €0.38641.1887 €36.8100 €0.925 €0.143  15.5%
 Fri 20 Apr 2007 1.3606 $66.33  €0.31  $607.00 €48.75€446.1267  €0.37181.1676 €36.8100 €0.907 €0.161  17.7%
 Fri 27 Apr 2007 1.3643 $67.96  €0.31  $616.87 €49.81€452.1513  €0.37681.1749 €36.8100 €0.913 €0.155  16.9%
 Fri 04 May 2007 1.3561 $64.01  €0.30  $621.12 €47.20€458.0193  €0.3817 1.182 €36.8100 €0.919 €0.166  18.0%
 Fri 11 May 2007 1.3486 $65.92  €0.31  $615.37 €48.88€456.3028  €0.38031.1799 €36.8100 €0.918 €0.167  18.2%
 Fri 18 May 2007 1.3477 $69.22  €0.32  $622.00 €51.36€461.5270  €0.38461.1862 €36.8100 €0.923 €0.162  17.6%
 Fri 25 May 2007 1.3441 $70.35  €0.33  $630.50 €52.34€469.0871  €0.39091.1953 €36.8100 €0.930 €0.155  16.6%
 Fri 01 Jun 2007 1.3436 $69.61  €0.33  $618.88 €51.81€460.6133  €0.38381.1851 €36.8100 €0.922 €0.162  17.6%
 Fri 08 Jun 2007 1.3349 $69.49  €0.33  $640.13 €52.06€479.5340  €0.3996 1.208 €36.8100 €0.941 €0.143  15.2%
 Fri 15 Jun 2007 1.3314 $71.60  €0.34  $643.75 €53.78€483.5136  €0.40291.2128 €36.8100 €0.945 €0.139  14.7%
 Fri 22 Jun 2007 1.3441 $72.71  €0.34  $657.50 €54.10€489.1749  €0.40761.2196 €36.8100 €0.951 €0.133  14.0%
 Fri 29 Jun 2007 1.3505 $72.83  €0.34  $654.63 €53.93€484.7316  €0.40391.2143 €36.8100 €0.946 €0.138  14.6%
 Fri 06 Jul 2007 1.3596 $77.10  €0.36  $664.25 €56.71€488.5628  €0.40711.2189 €36.8100 €0.950 €0.140  14.7%
 Fri 13 Jul 2007 1.3782 $79.65  €0.36  $679.88 €57.79€493.3101  €0.41111.2247 €36.8100 €0.955 €0.135  14.1%
 Fri 20 Jul 2007 1.3803 $79.31  €0.36  $682.25 €57.46€494.2766  €0.41191.2258 €36.8100 €0.956 €0.134  14.0%
 Fri 27 Jul 2007 1.3651 $77.00  €0.35  $674.38 €56.41€494.0151  €0.41171.2255 €36.8100 €0.956 €0.134  14.1%
 Fri 03 Aug 2007 1.3694 $75.16  €0.35  $670.13 €54.89€489.3603  €0.40781.2199 €36.8100 €0.951 €0.148  15.6%
 Fri 10 Aug 2007  1.365 $70.03  €0.32  $647.00 €51.30€473.9927  €0.39501.2013 €36.8100 €0.935 €0.164  17.5%
 Fri 17 Aug 2007 1.3454 $69.31  €0.32  $647.88 €51.52€481.5520  €0.40131.2104 €36.8100 €0.943 €0.156  16.5%
 Fri 24 Aug 2007 1.3615 $69.75  €0.32  $641.00 €51.23€470.8043  €0.39231.1974 €36.8100 €0.932 €0.167  17.9%
 Fri 31 Aug 2007 1.3705 $72.06  €0.33  $654.13 €52.58€477.2930  €0.39771.2053 €36.8100 €0.939 €0.160  17.1%
 Fri 07 Sep 2007 1.3696 $75.51  €0.35  $685.90 €55.13€500.8032  €0.41731.2337 €36.8100 €0.962 €0.132  13.7%
 Fri 14 Sep 2007  1.386 $76.81  €0.35  $707.88 €55.42€510.7359  €0.42561.2457 €36.8100 €0.972 €0.122  12.5%
 Fri 21 Sep 2007 1.4049 $78.90  €0.35  $736.50 €56.16€524.2366  €0.43691.2621 €36.8100 €0.986 €0.108  10.9%
 Fri 28 Sep 2007 1.4179 $79.41  €0.35  $748.50 €56.01€527.8934  €0.43991.2665 €36.8100 €0.990 €0.104  10.5%
 Fri 05 Oct 2007 1.4136 $79.32  €0.35  $722.13 €56.11€510.8447  €0.42571.2459 €36.8100 €0.973 €0.131  13.5%
 Fri 12 Oct 2007 1.4173 $81.07  €0.36  $727.75 €57.20€513.4763  €0.42791.2491 €36.8100 €0.975 €0.129  13.2%
 Fri 19 Oct 2007 1.4288 $84.83  €0.37  $751.25 €59.37€525.7909  €0.4382 1.264 €36.8100 €0.988 €0.116  11.8%
 Fri 26 Oct 2007 1.4384 $88.33  €0.39  $787.38 €61.41€547.3999  €0.45621.2901 €36.8100 €1.009 €0.095   9.4%
 Fri 02 Nov 2007 1.4479 $92.49  €0.40  $845.88 €63.88€584.2116  €0.48681.3346 €36.8100 €1.047 €0.126  12.1%
 Fri 09 Nov 2007 1.4683 $93.37  €0.40  $906.25 €63.59€617.2104  €0.51431.3746 €36.8100 €1.080 €0.093   8.6%
 Fri 16 Nov 2007 1.4651 $92.22  €0.40  $880.63 €62.94€601.0716  €0.5009 1.355 €36.8100 €1.064 €0.109  10.3%
 Fri 23 Nov 2007 1.4809 $95.81  €0.41  $927.00 €64.70€625.9707  €0.52161.3852 €36.8100 €1.089 €0.084   7.7%
 Fri 30 Nov 2007 1.4761 $88.64  €0.38  $886.00 €60.05€600.2303  €0.5002 1.354 €36.8100 €1.063 €0.110  10.4%
 Fri 07 Dec 2007 1.4649 $88.38  €0.38  $827.88 €60.33€565.1444  €0.47101.3116 €36.8100 €1.027 €0.171  16.6%
 Fri 14 Dec 2007 1.4509 $91.97  €0.40  $852.50 €63.39€587.5663  €0.48961.3387 €36.8100 €1.050 €0.148  14.1%
 Fri 28 Dec 2007 1.4692 $94.97  €0.41  $858.25 €64.64€584.1614  €0.48681.3346 €36.8100 €1.047 €0.151  14.5%
 Fri 04 Jan 2008 1.4727 $96.68  €0.41  $862.75 €65.65€585.8287  €0.48821.3366 €36.8100 €1.048 €0.148  14.1%
 Fri 11 Jan 2008 1.4792 $90.71  €0.39  $837.88 €61.32€566.4413  €0.47201.3131 €36.8100 €1.029 €0.167  16.3%
 Fri 18 Jan 2008 1.4674 $89.40  €0.38  $834.00 €60.92€568.3522  €0.47361.3155 €36.8100 €1.031 €0.165  16.1%
 Fri 25 Jan 2008 1.4705 $91.18  €0.39  $809.63 €62.01€550.5814  €0.4588 1.294 €36.8100 €1.013 €0.183  18.1%
 Fri 01 Feb 2008 1.4889 $89.77  €0.38  $814.00 €60.29€546.7123  €0.45561.2893 €36.8100 €1.009 €0.166  16.5%
 Fri 08 Feb 2008 1.4513 $91.94  €0.40  $814.50 €63.35€561.2210  €0.46771.3068 €36.8100 €1.023 €0.152  14.8%
 Fri 15 Feb 2008 1.4674 $94.97  €0.41  $876.25 €64.72€597.1446  €0.49761.3503 €36.8100 €1.060 €0.115  10.9%
 Fri 22 Feb 2008 1.4848 $97.61  €0.41  $924.13 €65.74€622.3936  €0.51871.3808 €36.8100 €1.085 €0.090   8.3%
 Fri 29 Feb 2008 1.5167$100.16  €0.42  $927.63 €66.04€611.6107  €0.50971.3678 €36.8100 €1.074 €0.101   9.4%
 Fri 07 Mar 2008 1.5417$102.80  €0.42  $978.13 €66.68€634.4490  €0.52871.3954 €36.8100 €1.097 €0.125  11.4%
 Fri 14 Mar 2008 1.5561$107.57  €0.43  $981.50 €69.13€630.7435  €0.52561.3909 €36.8100 €1.094 €0.128  11.8%
 Fri 21 Mar 2008 1.5423 101.56  €0.41  $981.50 €65.85€636.3872  €0.53031.3978 €36.8100 €1.099 €0.123  11.2%
 Fri 28 Mar 2008 1.5796$103.90  €0.41$1,008.88 €65.78€638.6933  €0.53221.4006 €36.8100 €1.102 €0.120  10.9%
 Fri 04 Apr 2008 1.5722$104.81  €0.42$1,008.75 €66.66€641.6168  €0.53471.4041 €36.8100 €1.104 €0.142  12.8%
 Fri 11 Apr 2008 1.5833$107.94  €0.43$1,075.00 €68.17€678.9617  €0.56581.4493 €36.8100 €1.142 €0.104   9.1%
 Fri 18 Apr 2008  1.578$113.39  €0.45$1,099.13 €71.86€696.5336  €0.58041.4706 €36.8100 €1.160 €0.086   7.4%
 Fri 25 Apr 2008 1.5596$116.28  €0.47$1,119.88 €74.56€718.0559  €0.59841.4966 €36.8100 €1.182 €0.064   5.5%
 Fri 02 May 2008 1.5458$114.18  €0.46$1,109.50 €73.86€717.7513  €0.59811.4962 €36.8100 €1.181 €0.143  12.1%
 Fri 09 May 2008 1.5458$124.56  €0.51$1,184.50 €80.58€766.2699  €0.63861.5549 €36.8100 €1.230 €0.094   7.6%
 Fri 16 May 2008 1.5498$123.66  €0.50$1,240.38 €79.79€800.3484  €0.66701.5962 €36.8100 €1.265 €0.059   4.7%
 Fri 23 May 2008 1.5742$130.16  €0.52$1,308.13 €82.68€830.9808  €0.69251.6332 €36.8100 €1.295 €0.029   2.2%
 Fri 30 May 2008 1.5508$127.01  €0.52$1,232.75 €81.90€794.9123  €0.66241.5896 €36.8100 €1.259 €0.065   5.2%
 Fri 06 Jun 2008 1.5597$134.86  €0.54$1,313.75 €86.47€842.3094  €0.70191.6469 €36.8100 €1.307 €0.122   9.3%
 Fri 13 Jun 2008 1.5336$134.38  €0.55$1,278.88 €87.62€833.9071  €0.69491.6368 €36.8100 €1.298 €0.131  10.1%
 Fri 20 Jun 2008  1.561$133.74  €0.54$1,259.38 €85.68€806.7777  €0.67231.6039 €36.8100 €1.271 €0.158  12.4%
 Fri 27 Jun 2008 1.5748$141.41  €0.56$1,301.75 €89.80€826.6129  €0.68881.6279 €36.8100 €1.291 €0.138  10.7%
 Fri 04 Jul 2008 1.5671$143.70  €0.58$1,313.25 €91.70€838.0129  €0.69831.6417 €36.8100 €1.302 €0.136  10.4%
 Fri 11 Jul 2008 1.5835$143.98  €0.57$1,327.63 €90.93€838.4149  €0.69871.6422 €36.8100 €1.303 €0.135  10.4%
 Fri 18 Jul 2008 1.5816$129.00  €0.51$1,256.38 €81.56€794.3728  €0.66201.5889 €36.8100 €1.258 €0.180  14.3%
 Fri 25 Jul 2008 1.5734$123.72  €0.49$1,225.00 €78.63€778.5687  €0.64881.5698 €36.8100 €1.243 €0.195  15.7%
 Fri 01 Aug 2008 1.5574$123.33  €0.50$1,143.00 €79.19€733.9155  €0.61161.5158 €36.8100 €1.198 €0.182  15.2%
 Fri 08 Aug 2008 1.5074$112.43  €0.47$1,096.15 €74.59€727.1792  €0.60601.5076 €36.8100 €1.191 €0.189  15.9%
 Fri 15 Aug 2008 1.4729$110.71  €0.47$1,022.50 €75.16€694.2087  €0.57851.4677 €36.8100 €1.157 €0.223  19.2%
 Fri 22 Aug 2008 1.4808$113.31  €0.48$1,035.25 €76.52€699.1153  €0.58261.4737 €36.8100 €1.162 €0.218  18.7%
 Fri 29 Aug 2008 1.4735$111.98  €0.48$1,053.38 €76.00€714.8829  €0.59571.4928 €36.8100 €1.178 €0.202  17.1%
 Fri 05 Sep 2008 1.4247$103.54  €0.46$1,013.88 €72.67€711.6410  €0.59301.4888 €36.8100 €1.175 €0.160  13.6%
 Fri 12 Sep 2008 1.4066 $93.73  €0.42  $950.13 €66.64€675.4763  €0.56291.4451 €36.8100 €1.139 €0.196  17.2%
 Fri 19 Sep 2008 1.4236 $99.81  €0.44  $957.79 €70.11€672.7926  €0.56071.4418 €36.8100 €1.136 €0.199  17.5%
 Fri 26 Sep 2008  1.464$102.30  €0.44  $994.25 €69.88€679.1325  €0.56591.4495 €36.8100 €1.142 €0.193  16.9%
 Fri 03 Oct 2008 1.3634 $83.69  €0.39  $903.25 €61.39€662.4982  €0.55211.4294 €36.8100 €1.126 €0.163  14.5%
 Fri 10 Oct 2008 1.3579 $76.29  €0.35  $771.69 €56.18€568.2948  €0.47361.3154 €36.8100 €1.031 €0.258  25.1%
 Fri 17 Oct 2008 1.3404 $69.06  €0.32  $729.75 €51.52€544.4270  €0.45371.2865 €36.8100 €1.006 €0.283  28.1%
 Fri 24 Oct 2008 1.2657 $60.66  €0.30  $681.88 €47.92€538.7335  €0.44891.2796 €36.8100 €1.001 €0.288  28.8%
 Fri 31 Oct 2008  1.285 $65.17  €0.32  $688.50 €50.71€535.7977  €0.44651.2761 €36.8100 €0.998 €0.291  29.2%
 Fri 07 Nov 2008 1.2777 $58.65  €0.29  $663.63 €45.90€519.3903  €0.43281.2562 €36.8100 €0.981 €0.156  15.9%
 Fri 14 Nov 2008 1.2731 $51.28  €0.25  $613.50 €40.28€481.8946  €0.40161.2108 €36.8100 €0.943 €0.194  20.5%
 Fri 21 Nov 2008 1.2531 $46.64  €0.23  $608.00 €37.22€485.1967  €0.40431.2148 €36.8100 €0.947 €0.190  20.1%
 Fri 28 Nov 2008 1.2694 $51.21  €0.25  $563.13 €40.34€443.6151  €0.36971.1645 €36.8100 €0.905 €0.232  25.7%
 Fri 05 Dec 2008 1.2654 $40.43  €0.20  $491.25 €31.95€388.2172  €0.32351.0975 €36.8100 €0.849 €0.169  19.9%
 Fri 12 Dec 2008 1.3349 $46.31  €0.22  $521.13 €34.69€390.3850  €0.32531.1001 €36.8100 €0.851 €0.167  19.6%
 Fri 19 Dec 2008 1.3875 $41.66  €0.19  $491.88 €30.03€354.5045  €0.29541.0567 €36.8100 €0.815 €0.203  24.9%

The columns in this table are:

• Date – this is the date on which the information is available. Generally, the information is shown for a Friday though in some cases an adjacent day has been used.

• EUR to USD Exchange Rate – this is the exchange rate from EUR to USD.

• USD Per Barrel of Brent Crude – this is the price for a barrel of the benchmark Brent Crude Oil where a barrel is 42 US Gallons or 159 litres.

• EUR Crude Price Per Litre – this is the derived price in EUR for a litre of crude oil.

• USD per Tonne EN590 (Diesel) – this is the USD price per Tonne of EN590 – this is unleaded refined diesel. This is the Platts price.

• EUR Per Barrel of Brent Crude – this is the price of a barrel of Brent Crude in EUR.

• EUR Cost per Tonne EN590 (Diesel) – this is the EUR price of a tonne of EN590. This is the Platts price.

• EUR EN590 (Diesel) Bulk Buy Price Per Litre – this is the EUR price of a litre of EN590. A tonne of EN590 is about 1,201 litres.

• Diesel Excise Duty – this is the excise duty in effect at the given time.

• EUR Cost Price Per Litre EN590 (Diesel) (Including VAT and Excise Duty) – this is a derived value of the EUR price of a litre of diesel and is based on the buy price of a litre plus excise data plus National Oil Reserves Agency levy of €0.01 per litre and including VAT.

• Difference Between Apparent Cost Price and Actual Sell Price of Petrol – this is the difference between the but price and the sell price

• Percentage Uplift from Cost Price and Sell Price of Petrol – this is the percentage uplift from the buy price to the sell price

This table contains details on petrol.

A Date
B EUR to USD Exchange Rate
C USD Per Barrel of Brent Crude
D EUR Crude Price Per Litre
E USD per Tonne EN228 (Unleaded Petrol 95 Octane)
F EUR Per Barrel of Brent Crude
G EUR Cost per Tonne EN228 (Unleaded Petrol 95 Octane)
H EUR EN228 (Unleaded Petrol 95 Octane) Bulk Buy Price Per Litre
I Petrol Excise Duty
J EUR Cost Price Per Litre EN228 (Unleaded Petrol 95 Octane) (Including VAT and Excise Duty)
K Average Retail Petrol Price
L Difference Between Apparent Cost Price and Actual Sell Price of Petrol
M Percentage Uplift from Cost Price and Sell Price of Petrol

A               B      C      D      E        F      G        H        I     J        K      L      M
 Thu 05 Apr 2007 1.3373 $68.51  €0.32  $672.00 €51.23€502.5050  €0.3764 44.27  €1.0032 €1.111 €0.108  10.7%
 Fri 13 Apr 2007 1.3532 $68.05  €0.32  $707.00 €50.29€522.4653  €0.3914 44.27  €1.0213 €1.111 €0.090   8.8%
 Fri 20 Apr 2007 1.3606 $66.33  €0.31  $712.50 €48.75€523.6660  €0.3923 44.27  €1.0224 €1.111 €0.089   8.7%
 Fri 27 Apr 2007 1.3643 $67.96  €0.31  $751.00 €49.81€550.4654  €0.4123 44.27  €1.0467 €1.111 €0.064   6.1%
 Fri 04 May 2007 1.3561 $64.01  €0.30  $762.50 €47.20€562.2742  €0.4212 44.27  €1.0574 €1.159 €0.102   9.6%
 Fri 11 May 2007 1.3486 $65.92  €0.31  $740.00 €48.88€548.7172  €0.4110 44.27  €1.0451 €1.159 €0.114  10.9%
 Fri 18 May 2007 1.3477 $69.22  €0.32  $762.00 €51.36€565.4077  €0.4235 44.27  €1.0602 €1.159 €0.099   9.3%
 Fri 25 May 2007 1.3441 $70.35  €0.33  $756.00 €52.34€562.4582  €0.4213 44.27  €1.0576 €1.159 €0.101   9.6%
 Fri 01 Jun 2007 1.3436 $69.61  €0.33  $726.50 €51.81€540.7115  €0.4050 44.27  €1.0379 €1.173 €0.135  13.0%
 Fri 08 Jun 2007 1.3349 $69.49  €0.33  $721.00 €52.06€540.1154  €0.4046 44.27  €1.0373 €1.173 €0.136  13.1%
 Fri 15 Jun 2007 1.3314 $71.60  €0.34  $740.50 €53.78€556.1815  €0.4166 44.27  €1.0519 €1.173 €0.121  11.5%
 Fri 22 Jun 2007 1.3441 $72.71  €0.34  $739.00 €54.10€549.8103  €0.4118 44.27  €1.0461 €1.173 €0.127  12.1%
 Fri 29 Jun 2007 1.3505 $72.83  €0.34  $734.50 €53.93€543.8726  €0.4074 44.27  €1.0407 €1.173 €0.132  12.7%
 Fri 06 Jul 2007 1.3596 $77.10  €0.36  $749.50 €56.71€551.2651  €0.4129 44.27  €1.0474 €1.178 €0.131  12.5%
 Fri 13 Jul 2007 1.3782 $79.65  €0.36  $749.75 €57.79€544.0067  €0.4075 44.27  €1.0408 €1.178 €0.137  13.2%
 Fri 20 Jul 2007 1.3803 $79.31  €0.36  $709.50 €57.46€514.0187  €0.3850 44.27  €1.0137 €1.178 €0.164  16.2%
 Fri 27 Jul 2007 1.3651 $77.00  €0.35  $697.00 €56.41€510.5853  €0.3825 44.27  €1.0105 €1.178 €0.167  16.6%
 Fri 03 Aug 2007 1.3694 $75.16  €0.35  $688.50 €54.89€502.7749  €0.3766 44.27  €1.0035 €1.169 €0.166  16.5%
 Fri 10 Aug 2007  1.365 $70.03  €0.32  $659.00 €51.30€482.7839  €0.3616 44.27  €0.9853 €1.169 €0.184  18.6%
 Fri 17 Aug 2007 1.3454 $69.31  €0.32  $674.00 €51.52€500.9663  €0.3753 44.27  €1.0018 €1.169 €0.167  16.7%
 Fri 24 Aug 2007 1.3615 $69.75  €0.32  $627.00 €51.23€460.5215  €0.3450 44.27  €0.9652 €1.169 €0.204  21.1%
 Fri 31 Aug 2007 1.3705 $72.06  €0.33  $641.00 €52.58€467.7125  €0.3503 44.27  €0.9717 €1.169 €0.197  20.3%
 Fri 07 Sep 2007 1.3696 $75.51  €0.35  $687.50 €55.13€501.9714  €0.3760 44.27  €1.0027 €1.159 €0.156  15.6%
 Fri 14 Sep 2007  1.386 $76.81  €0.35  $703.50 €55.42€507.5758  €0.3802 44.27  €1.0078 €1.159 €0.151  15.0%
 Fri 21 Sep 2007 1.4049 $78.90  €0.35  $706.00 €56.16€502.5269  €0.3764 44.27  €1.0032 €1.159 €0.156  15.5%
 Fri 28 Sep 2007 1.4179 $79.41  €0.35  $715.00 €56.01€504.2669  €0.3777 44.27  €1.0048 €1.159 €0.154  15.3%
 Fri 05 Oct 2007 1.4136 $79.32  €0.35  $701.50 €56.11€496.2507  €0.3717 44.27  €0.9976 €1.152 €0.154  15.5%
 Fri 12 Oct 2007 1.4173 $81.07  €0.36  $705.00 €57.20€497.4247  €0.3726 44.27  €0.9986 €1.152 €0.153  15.4%
 Fri 19 Oct 2007 1.4288 $84.83  €0.37  $742.50 €59.37€519.6669  €0.3893 44.27  €1.0188 €1.152 €0.133  13.1%
 Fri 26 Oct 2007 1.4384 $88.33  €0.39  $758.50 €61.41€527.3220  €0.3950 44.27  €1.0257 €1.152 €0.126  12.3%
 Fri 02 Nov 2007 1.4479 $92.49  €0.40  $835.50 €63.88€577.0426  €0.4322 44.27  €1.0708 €1.189 €0.118  11.0%
 Fri 09 Nov 2007 1.4683 $93.37  €0.40  $842.50 €63.59€573.7928  €0.4298 44.27  €1.0678 €1.189 €0.121  11.3%
 Fri 16 Nov 2007 1.4651 $92.22  €0.40  $800.50 €62.94€546.3791  €0.4093 44.27  €1.0430 €1.189 €0.146  14.0%
 Fri 23 Nov 2007 1.4809 $95.81  €0.41  $820.50 €64.70€554.0550  €0.4150 44.27  €1.0499 €1.189 €0.139  13.2%
 Fri 30 Nov 2007 1.4761 $88.64  €0.38  $777.50 €60.05€526.7258  €0.3946 44.27  €1.0252 €1.189 €0.164  16.0%
 Fri 07 Dec 2007 1.4649 $88.38  €0.38  $762.00 €60.33€520.1720  €0.3896 44.27  €1.0192 €1.192 €0.173  17.0%
 Fri 14 Dec 2007 1.4509 $91.97  €0.40  $800.50 €63.39€551.7265  €0.4133 44.27  €1.0478 €1.192 €0.144  13.8%
 Fri 28 Dec 2007 1.4692 $94.97  €0.41  $805.00 €64.64€547.9172  €0.4104 44.27  €1.0444 €1.192 €0.148  14.1%
 Fri 04 Jan 2008 1.4727 $96.68  €0.41  $790.00 €65.65€536.4297  €0.4018 44.27  €1.0340 €1.189 €0.155  15.0%
 Fri 11 Jan 2008 1.4792 $90.71  €0.39  $768.50 €61.32€519.5376  €0.3892 44.27  €1.0187 €1.189 €0.170  16.7%
 Fri 18 Jan 2008 1.4674 $89.40  €0.38  $781.50 €60.92€532.5746  €0.3989 44.27  €1.0305 €1.189 €0.159  15.4%
 Fri 25 Jan 2008 1.4705 $91.18  €0.39  $789.50 €62.01€536.8922  €0.4022 44.27  €1.0344 €1.189 €0.155  14.9%
 Fri 01 Feb 2008 1.4889 $89.77  €0.38  $805.00 €60.29€540.6676  €0.4050 44.27  €1.0378 €1.169 €0.131  12.6%
 Fri 08 Feb 2008 1.4513 $91.94  €0.40  $760.50 €63.35€524.0130  €0.3925 44.27  €1.0227 €1.169 €0.146  14.3%
 Fri 15 Feb 2008 1.4674 $94.97  €0.41  $841.00 €64.72€573.1225  €0.4293 44.27  €1.0672 €1.169 €0.102   9.5%
 Fri 22 Feb 2008 1.4848 $97.61  €0.41  $859.00 €65.74€578.5291  €0.4334 44.27  €1.0721 €1.169 €0.097   9.0%
 Fri 29 Feb 2008 1.5167$100.16  €0.42  $861.00 €66.04€567.6798  €0.4252 44.27  €1.0623 €1.169 €0.107  10.0%
 Fri 07 Mar 2008 1.5417$102.80  €0.42  $851.00 €66.68€551.9881  €0.4135 44.27  €1.0481 €1.202 €0.154  14.7%
 Fri 14 Mar 2008 1.5561$107.57  €0.43  $857.50 €69.13€551.0571  €0.4128 44.27  €1.0472 €1.202 €0.155  14.8%
 Fri 21 Mar 2008 1.5423 101.56  €0.41  $832.00 €65.85€539.4541  €0.4041 44.27  €1.0367 €1.202 €0.165  15.9%
 Fri 28 Mar 2008 1.5796$103.90  €0.41  $899.00 €65.78€569.1314  €0.4263 44.27  €1.0636 €1.202 €0.138  13.0%
 Fri 04 Apr 2008 1.5722$104.81  €0.42  $911.50 €66.66€579.7608  €0.4343 44.27  €1.0732 €1.207 €0.134  12.5%
 Fri 11 Apr 2008 1.5833$107.94  €0.43  $920.00 €68.17€581.0649  €0.4353 44.27  €1.0744 €1.207 €0.133  12.3%
 Fri 18 Apr 2008  1.578$113.39  €0.45  $954.00 €71.86€604.5627  €0.4529 44.27  €1.0957 €1.207 €0.111  10.2%
 Fri 25 Apr 2008 1.5596$116.28  €0.47  $980.50 €74.56€628.6868  €0.4709 44.27  €1.1176 €1.207 €0.089   8.0%
 Fri 02 May 2008 1.5458$114.18  €0.46  $929.00 €73.86€600.9833  €0.4502 44.27  €1.0925 €1.249 €0.157  14.3%
 Fri 09 May 2008 1.5458$124.56  €0.51$1,006.00 €80.58€650.7957  €0.4875 44.27  €1.1376 €1.249 €0.111   9.8%
 Fri 16 May 2008 1.5498$123.66  €0.50$1,022.50 €79.79€659.7626  €0.4942 44.27  €1.1458 €1.249 €0.103   9.0%
 Fri 23 May 2008 1.5742$130.16  €0.52$1,068.50 €82.68€678.7575  €0.5084 44.27  €1.1630 €1.249 €0.086   7.4%
 Fri 30 May 2008 1.5508$127.01  €0.52$1,095.00 €81.90€706.0872  €0.5289 44.27  €1.1877 €1.249 €0.061   5.2%
 Fri 06 Jun 2008 1.5597$134.86  €0.54$1,024.00 €86.47€656.5365  €0.4918 44.27  €1.1428 €1.305 €0.162  14.2%
 Fri 13 Jun 2008 1.5336$134.38  €0.55$1,113.50 €87.62€726.0694  €0.5439 44.27  €1.2059 €1.305 €0.099   8.2%
 Fri 20 Jun 2008  1.561$133.74  €0.54$1,129.00 €85.68€723.2543  €0.5418 44.27  €1.2033 €1.305 €0.102   8.5%
 Fri 27 Jun 2008 1.5748$141.41  €0.56$1,141.00 €89.80€724.5364  €0.5427 44.27  €1.2045 €1.305 €0.101   8.3%
 Fri 04 Jul 2008 1.5671$143.70  €0.58$1,160.00 €91.70€740.2208  €0.5545 44.27  €1.2187 €1.335 €0.116   9.5%
 Fri 11 Jul 2008 1.5835$143.98  €0.57$1,147.00 €90.93€724.3448  €0.5426 44.27  €1.2043 €1.335 €0.131  10.9%
 Fri 18 Jul 2008 1.5816$129.00  €0.51$1,082.50 €81.56€684.4335  €0.5127 44.27  €1.1681 €1.335 €0.167  14.3%
 Fri 25 Jul 2008 1.5734$123.72  €0.49$1,009.00 €78.63€641.2864  €0.4804 44.27  €1.1290 €1.335 €0.206  18.2%
 Fri 01 Aug 2008 1.5574$123.33  €0.50$1,020.50 €79.19€655.2588  €0.4908 44.27  €1.1417 €1.288 €0.146  12.8%
 Fri 08 Aug 2008 1.5074$112.43  €0.47  $973.00 €74.59€645.4823  €0.4835 44.27  €1.1328 €1.288 €0.155  13.7%
 Fri 15 Aug 2008 1.4729$110.71  €0.47  $942.00 €75.16€639.5546  €0.4791 44.27  €1.1274 €1.288 €0.161  14.2%
 Fri 22 Aug 2008 1.4808$113.31  €0.48  $923.00 €76.52€623.3117  €0.4669 44.27  €1.1127 €1.288 €0.175  15.8%
 Fri 29 Aug 2008 1.4735$111.98  €0.48  $936.00 €76.00€635.2223  €0.4758 44.27  €1.1235 €1.288 €0.164  14.6%
 Fri 05 Sep 2008 1.4247$103.54  €0.46  $887.00 €72.67€622.5872  €0.4664 44.27  €1.1121 €1.275 €0.163  14.7%
 Fri 12 Sep 2008 1.4066 $93.73  €0.42  $911.00 €66.64€647.6610  €0.4851 44.27  €1.1348 €1.275 €0.140  12.4%
 Fri 19 Sep 2008 1.4236 $99.81  €0.44  $798.00 €70.11€560.5507  €0.4199 44.27  €1.0558 €1.275 €0.219  20.8%
 Fri 26 Sep 2008  1.464$102.30  €0.44  $900.00 €69.88€614.7541  €0.4605 44.27  €1.1050 €1.275 €0.170  15.4%
 Fri 03 Oct 2008 1.3634 $83.69  €0.39  $800.00 €61.39€586.7684  €0.4395 44.27  €1.0796 €1.229 €0.149  13.8%
 Fri 10 Oct 2008 1.3579 $76.29  €0.35  $683.50 €56.18€503.3508  €0.3770 44.27  €1.0040 €1.229 €0.225  22.4%
 Fri 17 Oct 2008 1.3404 $69.06  €0.32  $640.00 €51.52€477.4694  €0.3577 50.88  €1.0605 €1.229 €0.168  15.9%
 Fri 24 Oct 2008 1.2657 $60.66  €0.30  $563.00 €47.92€444.8131  €0.3332 50.88  €1.0309 €1.229 €0.198  19.2%
 Fri 31 Oct 2008  1.285 $65.17  €0.32  $512.00 €50.71€398.4436  €0.2985 50.88  €0.9889 €1.229 €0.240  24.3%
 Fri 07 Nov 2008 1.2777 $58.65  €0.29  $488.00 €45.90€381.9363  €0.2861 50.88  €0.9739 €1.130 €0.156  16.0%
 Fri 14 Nov 2008 1.2731 $51.28  €0.25  $458.00 €40.28€359.7518  €0.2695 50.88  €0.9538 €1.130 €0.176  18.5%
 Fri 21 Nov 2008 1.2531 $46.64  €0.23  $374.00 €37.22€298.4598  €0.2236 50.88  €0.8983 €1.130 €0.232  25.8%
 Fri 28 Nov 2008 1.2694 $51.21  €0.25  $429.00 €40.34€337.9549  €0.2531 50.88  €0.9341 €1.130 €0.196  21.0%
 Fri 05 Dec 2008 1.2654 $40.43  €0.20  $395.00 €31.95€312.1543  €0.2338 50.88  €0.9107 €1.012 €0.101  11.1%
 Fri 12 Dec 2008 1.3349 $46.31  €0.22  $407.00 €34.69€304.8918  €0.2284 50.88  €0.9041 €1.012 €0.108  11.9%
 Fri 19 Dec 2008 1.3875 $41.66  €0.19  $383.75 €30.03€276.5766  €0.2072 50.88  €0.8784 €1.012 €0.134  15.2%

The columns in this table are:

• Date – this is the date on which the information is available. Generally, the information is shown for a Friday though in some cases an adjacent day has been used.

• EUR to USD Exchange Rate – this is the exchange rate from EUR to USD.

• USD Per Barrel of Brent Crude – this is the price for a barrel of the benchmark Brent Crude Oil where a barrel is 42 US Gallons or 159 litres.

• EUR Crude Price Per Litre – this is the derived price in EUR for a litre of crude oil.

• USD per Tonne EN228 (Unleaded Petrol 95 Octane) – this is the USD price per Tonne of EN228 – this is 95 Octane unleaded refined petrol. This is the Platts price.

• EUR Per Barrel of Brent Crude – this is the price of a barrel of Brent Crude in EUR.

• EUR Cost per Tonne EN228 (Unleaded Petrol 95 Octane) – this is the EUR price of a tonne of EN228. This is the Platts price.

• EUR EN228 (Unleaded Petrol 95 Octane) Bulk Buy Price Per Litre – this is the EUR price of a litre of EN228. A tonne of EN228 is about 1,335 litres.

• Petrol Excise Duty – this is the excise duty in effect at the given time.

• EUR Cost Price Per Litre EN228 (Unleaded Petrol 95 Octane) (Including VAT and Excise Duty) – this is a derived value of the EUR price of a litre of petrol and is based on the buy price of a litre plus excise data plus National Oil Reserves Agency levy of €0.01 per litre and including VAT.

• Average Retail Petrol Price – this is the recorded average price of a litre of 95 Octane unleaded petrol at petrol stations. This is recorded by AA Ireland and is available only by month.

• Difference Between Apparent Cost Price and Actual Sell Price of Petrol – this is the difference between the but price and the sell price

• Percentage Uplift from Cost Price and Sell Price of Petrol – this is the percentage uplift from the buy price to the sell price


#107

At the margin dealers get on fuels, they may try and arbitrage a bit here and there, but the effect is small compared to the macro picture, i.e. the fall in the Euro versus the Dollar. The price of WTI crude has averaged around the current rate ($106)for the last year priced in dollars, but the euro is falling, and we got taxed more on it. As it happens, fuel distributers are having a hard time, with record thin margins, from a traditionally margin tight business


#108

why do people keep using WTI as a reference for European fuels? It’s not even relevant for most of the US


#109

+1… and WTI fell dramatically against the Brent crude benchmark for a lot of last year or more because of pipeline capacity issues.


#110

sorry, meant brent, need to get more sleep


#111

Yes, it is good. There are some issues, like insurance on which I would either get super low quote or be denied insurance at all. I’m surprised that I use LEAF for longer trips, I planned to use ICE to travel longer distances.

I do get some abuse on internet though :wink: It seems like people hate electric cars.


#112

Thanks. How much are you paying for insurance? And have you figured out how much it really costs for the electricity to drive 100km?


#113

About 300E and it costs about 1.70E on motorway, 20-30% less in urban areas. Charging in public points is free, Nissan dealers would also provide free coffee when charging.


#114

Ah ffs September why did u tell them about the free charging. Next you’ll be telling them that u don’t have to pay for parking while charging.


#115

If he goes to London he won’t have to pay the congestion charge !


#116

How long does charging take? Are all chargers equal i.e. the public ones and the Nissan garage ones and plugging into the house socket?

I also noticed a RangeRover parked in the charging slot outside ESB - do you have rights in such situations if you pull up in the Leaf? Can you torch the thing and park on the entrails? If you do I’d buy one just to do that.


#117

Unfortunately, there are no parking markings on the road to indicate that it is for electric cars only. The charging post is a very slim unmarked item from what I see of it.


#118

Pay up proles. Someone has to keep the nomenklatura of the the public sector and their political masters(puppets) the best paid and pensioned in the land.


#119

Latest post from ZH sums it up nicely, attacking populist nonsense that revs up the ‘proles’

zerohedge.com/news/nancy-pel … gas-prices

Why anyone thinks the same will not happen with natural gas and electricity prices in europe is beyond me


#120

Brent has just jumped $2 since 08AM