The most recent fuel price survey from AA Ireland shows that diesel is now at its second-highest monthly average price on record.
The survey said that average price for petrol across the country remains at €1.84 per litre, with diesel now 4% more expensive than last month at €2.02 per litre. It is on average just under 30% more expensive than in October 2021.
The AA’s report shows that, annually, it now costs the average motorist with a petrol car a total of €2,210 to fill it at current fuel prices, which is €219 more than this time last year. It costs the average motorist with a diesel car €2,020 to fill it, annually, at current fuel prices.
It is suggested that a surplus in petrol production and a deficit in diesel production is the cause of the differences in prices.
AA Ireland’s head of communications Paddy Comyn said “We have seen quite a spike in the price of diesel in the last month, even though petrol prices have remains largely stagnant over the same period.”
“Sales of diesel cars were very much in the majority from 2008 until quite recently, so these high fuel prices will be affecting large amounts of motorists nationally, at a time when energy prices are rising across the board,” he added.