The tank discount has been in effect since June 1st. At the start, prices fell nationwide. But just a few days after the start, a graphic shows that prices in Germany are rising again. Over 11,000 petrol stations in Germany have made diesel and petrol more expensive. FOCUS Online says whether it’s worth going to the gas station now.
For three months, drivers are to save 35 cents on petrol and almost 17 cents on diesel. Not all gas stations have passed on this discount completely. Both the ADAC and the Federal Cartel Office still see room for discounts at the petrol stations.
FOCUS Online says: On average, diesel and petrol cost over two euros on Friday morning. The three-billion-euro tank discount fizzles out.
As tank comparison sites consistently report:
No wonder! A graphic shows that the petrol stations in Germany raised the prices for diesel and petrol one day after the introduction of the tank discount. And this Friday, too, the price spiral is turning upwards.
On June 2, more than 11,000 petrol stations in Germany raised their Super prices by up to ten cents. 133 petrol stations even made fuel more expensive by up to 20 cents. Diesel also climbed by up to ten cents at around 11,300 filling stations.
On national average, petrol went up by around four cents and diesel by a good two cents.
The ADAC also sees a similar development. According to the traffic club, E10 petrol cost a nationwide average of 1.89 euros per liter on Thursday around 2 p.m. That was three cents more than the day before. Diesel cost 1.93 euros, almost three cents more.
If you don’t necessarily have to fill up, you should avoid the petrol pumps this weekend. Prices are significantly higher due to demand driven by travel. From Friday, several federal states will use the long weekend for short trips. Tourist traffic increases at the weekend and decreases again from Monday evening (Pentecost).
Ideally, you should only refuel from the middle of the coming week. Then you should know: In the very early hours of the morning, the prices are higher than in the late afternoon (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.).
The tank discount is already completely gone, especially at motorway service stations. This is where motorists pay the most expensive fuel. It’s to blame there’s little competition. If you have to fill up, you drive up and pay the high price.
FOCUS Online advises: Get off the Autobahn and into the adjacent city. In comparison, you fill up there for 20 cents cheaper.
Compare fuel prices in your area. Apps that you install on your smartphone can help. Well-known providers are ADAC, Mehr Tanken, Clever Tanken or Bertha. Google Maps also lists the current fuel prices for many German cities.
Use discount codes, coupons or customer cards – you can save with them.
HEM filling stations cooperate with the Clever-Tanken-App and offer a “low price guarantee”. If motorists find a cheaper petrol station from another provider nearby, they always pay the lowest price per liter for diesel and petrol.
In every Agip filling station, ADAC members fill up for one cent per liter cheaper. After refueling, simply show your membership card at the checkout and save.
Customers can collect points at Aral and Esso. Aral has Payback points and Esso Germany Card points. After a certain number of points, credit coupons can be issued that drivers can use when filling up.
If you have to travel long distances, avoid motorway service stations and use exits into surrounding small towns. Ideally, this results in savings of up to 8 cents per liter.
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