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Irish Petrol Prices : November 2021

Surveyed in November 2021 (avg. retail price per litre)

 

Petrol 

Diesel

Pump price

172.6c

163.3c

Price before taxes are added

75.554c

78.862c

Breakdown of taxes x 3:

1. Excise (including carbon)*

62.771c

51.902c

2. Nora**

2c

2c

3. VAT (23%)

32.28c

30.54c

Total taxes

97.046c

84.438c

Average price of a barrel of oil (accurate as of 22 Nov)

$79.06

$79.06

Currency exchange rate - US$1 to Euro (accurate as of 22 Nov)

€0.89

€0.89

Tax as %

56.23%

51.71%


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* 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.