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Petrol Prices

Irish Petrol Prices : January 2016

Surveyed in January (avg. retail price per litre)

 Petrol Diesel
Pump price 126.5c 112.8c
Price before taxes are added 36.634c 36.954c
Breakdown of taxes x 3:
1. Excise (including carbon)* 58.771c 47.902c

2. Nora**

2c 2c
3. VAT (23%) 29.095c 25.944c
Total taxes 89.866c 75.846c
Estimated retailer margin 4c 4c
Estimated wholesaler margin 8c 8c
Average price of a barrel of oil (accurate as of  14th January)

$30.37

$30.37
Currency exchange rate - US$1 to Euro (accurate as of 14th January) .91899c .91899c
Tax as % 71.040% 67.239%

 

Fuel prices, updated during the second week of each month.

Click here for historical Irish fuel prices (PDF)

Local Currency per litre Euro price per litre
Country Currency Unleaded Diesel Unleaded Diesel
Austria Euro cent 1.11 1.02 1.11 1.02
Belgium Euro cent 1.30 1.11 1.30 1.11
Bulgaria Leva 2.04 2.06 1.04 1.05
Cyprus Euro cent  1.12 1.08 1.12  1.08 
Czech Republic Czech Koruna 28.81 27.89 1.07 1.03
Denmark Danish Krone 10.92 8.95 1.46 1.20
Estonia Euro cent 0.99 0.95 0.99 0.95
Finland Euro cent 1.35 1.16 1.35 1.16
France Euro cent 1.25 1.10 1.25 1.10
GB Pounds Sterling 1.02 1.03 1.37 1.37
Germany Euro cent 1.26 1.03 1.26 1.03
Greece Euro cent 1.26 0.98 1.26 0.98
Hungary Forint 327.00 321.00 1.03 1.02
Italy Euro cent 1.51 1.33 1.51 1.33
Latvia Euro cent 1.02 0.91 1.02 0.91
Luxembourg Euro cent 1.07 0.89 1.07 0.89
Malta Euro cent 1.32 1.22 1.32 1.22
Netherlands Euro cent 1.53 1.15 1.53 1.15
Northern Ireland Pence Sterling 1.02 1.02 1.37 1.37
Norway Norwegian Krone 13.48 12.28 1.38 1.27
Poland Zloty 4.27 4.19 0.98 0.96
Portugal Euro cent 1.36 1.10 1.36 1.10
Slovakia Euro cent 1.18 0.99 1.18 1.99
Slovenia Euro cent 1.18 1.03 1.18 1.03
Spain Euro cent 1.13 0.97 1.13 0.97
Sweden Swedish Krona 12.87 12.08 1.39 1.30
Switzerland Swiss Franc 1.34 1.38 1.23 1.27
United States of America US Dollars 0.51 0.56 0.47 0.51

Using currency exchange rates as at 11th January 2016 quoted in local currency and Euro cent equivalent

* Excise is a duty that is added to the sale of mineral oils, cigarettes and alcohol. It is a fixed amount which is charged per litre and hence does not change as the price fluctuates. Carbon Tax is effectively the same although it is calculated per ton of CO2 generated. It works in precisely the same way as excise duty and really has nothing to do with carbon, and in fact data from Revenue normally lists Excise Duty and Carbon Tax together as one total.

** National Oil Reserves Agency (NORA) is a tax that is added to all oil fuels to ensure that Ireland meets its EU obligations of keeping a 90 day stock of oil in the event of a shortage.