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The Hague: Doing well! Or not again?

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Weekers is gone, Plasterk not yet. Everything under control now? Has the Netherlands been saved? Is everything going great again?

The increase in excise duty on fuel cost the state treasury 65 million euros in January of this year. Because of the more expensive diesel and LPG in our country, refueling was done so often that the total revenue from excise duty was not higher, but rather 65 million euros lower than in January 2013.


Research by the BOVAG at 575 gas stations shows that 25 percent less LPG and diesel has been refueled compared to January 2013 and 13 percent less gasoline. Not only consumers, but also hauliers refuel en masse in Germany and Belgium, because diesel fuel has also become cheaper there.

According to BOVAG, turnover is not only falling sharply in the border region, but in the case of diesel also in the rest of the country. This indicates that transporters who drive abroad are much more likely to refuel there to avoid the higher excise duties. Transport & Logistiek Nederland confirms this statement of the BOVAG.

The price of a liter of lead-free euro (95 octane) was 1,765 euro in our country at the end of last week. In Belgium, gasoline costs 1,598 euros and in Germany 1,579 euros. Nowadays, diesel is also cheaper at the neighbors. In the Netherlands it costs 1,495 euros per liter, in Belgium it costs 1,452 and in Germany 1,439. The Netherlands was also attractive for a long time to refuel LPG, but that is also cheaper elsewhere. In our country the price is 0,920 euros per liter, in Belgium 0,652 and in Germany 0,749 euros.

source BOVAG

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