The tank discount should ensure relaxation at the pumps from June 1st. But fuel prices are rising sharply. While gasoline increased significantly compared to the previous week, the diesel price fell only slightly. FOCUS Online says what drivers have to consider now.

The multi-billion dollar relief package will take effect on June 1st. In addition to the 9-euro ticket, a tank discount is intended to help millions of people who rely on their cars every day. In some cases, however, the price of fuel will not fall to the pre-war level.

As reported by the ADAC, the average price per liter of E10 is 2.09 euros. In the previous week the price was 2.04 euros and 14 days ago drivers paid 2.03 euros per liter for E10.

The national average for diesel drivers was EUR 2.02 per liter in mid-May, compared to EUR 2.04 in the previous week and it is now EUR 2.02 again.

For petrol it is unlikely that the price will exceed 2 euros, for diesel it is more likely.

Depending on the type of tank, the tank discount should save between 17 and 35 cents.

Gas station attendants expect a bottleneck on June 1st. Experts suspect that this could raise prices by an average of ten cents per liter. The reason is that drivers are currently not filling up with petrol and diesel because they are waiting for the fuel discount.

Conversely, filling stations order less fuel because they are concerned that they will not get rid of diesel and petrol. The tank discount also plays an important role for them. Operators can use it to order cheaper fuel, but only from June 1st.

Because there are not enough spray guns in Germany that can deliver the fuel at the same time, there are isolated failures. Industry experts speak of the toilet paper effect that occurred during the Corona crisis. After the hamster purchases, toilet paper could not be delivered everywhere quickly enough and at the same time. There were bottlenecks on the shelves.

At the same time, the short-term bottleneck would mean that the tank discount would be smaller than originally planned. Experts expect price increases of up to ten cents. In the case of diesel, this would mean that the price per liter would remain above two euros in many places. The price of the liter Super could fall below 1.85 euros.

If the bottleneck does not occur and if the mineral oil companies do not adjust the prices, drivers would no longer have to pay 2.02 euros for a liter of diesel, but 1.88 euros. The savings would be much higher with petrol. The price for the E10 would fall below EUR 1.75 – almost reaching the pre-war level.

The saving for diesel drivers is a full tank

For petrol tankers, the saving is one full tank

Due to the uncertain situation, it would actually be advisable to fill up now. This is especially true for drivers who urgently need their vehicle at the beginning of the month.

FOCUS Online advises: Drivers should have enough fuel in their tanks at the end of May and beginning of June so that they don’t have to go straight to the pump on June 1st. You should not run the tank empty at the end of the month.

Those who are not dependent on their car at the beginning of June can wait and benefit from the tank discount at a later date.

FOCUS Online advises commuters: Get the 9-euro ticket after the start of advance sales and switch to bus and train. This saves a lot of money over the next three months. We’ll tell you exactly how to use the 9 euros here.


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