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Irish Petrol Prices : March 2021

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

 

Petrol 

Diesel

Pump price

138.9c

129.8c

Price before taxes are added

48.159c

51.798c

Breakdown of taxes x 3:

1. Excise (including carbon)*

62.771c

51.902c

2. Nora**

2c

2c

3. VAT (23%)

25.97c

24.10c

Total taxes

90.741c

78.002c

Estimated retailer margin

4c

4c

Estimated wholesaler margin

8c

8c

Average price of a barrel of oil (accurate as of 15 Mar)

$68.88

$68.88

Currency exchange rate - US$1 to Euro (accurate as of 15 mar.)

€0.84

€0.84

Tax as %

65.33%

60.09%

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International Fuel Prices

Local Currency per litre

Country Currency Unleaded Diesel
Austria Euro 0.99 0.98
Belgium Euro 1.17 1.17
Czech Republic Czech Koruna 25.68 25.76
Denmark Danish Krone 9.90 8.20
Finland Euro 1.29 1.16
France Euro 1.24 1.16
Germany Euro 1.20 1.05
Greece Euro 1.32 1.09
Netherlands Euro 1.48 1.19
Hungary Forint 320.73 332.56
Italy Euro 1.36 1.25
Luxembourg Euro 0.98 0.86
Estonia Euro 1.15 1.00
Norway Norwegian Krone 15.20 14.81
Latvia Euro 0.98 0.90
Lithuania Euro 0.97 0.88
Poland Zloty 3.97 4.04
Slovakia Euro 1.07 1.01
Slovenia Euro 1.00 1.00
Portugal Euro 1.29 1.14
Spain Euro 1.08 0.99
Sweden Swedish Krona 12.82 13.35
Switzerland Swiss Francs 1.39 1.47
United Kingdom Pound Sterling 1.07 1.12
United States US Dollars 0.50 0.63
Malta Euro 1.41 1.28
Bulgaria Leva 1.60 1.58
Cyprus Euro 0.97 0.98
Romania New Leu 4.23 4.41


* 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.