Since April 1, the big oil companies have revised their offer downwards
MADRID, 4 Abr. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The average price difference between automatic and traditional gas stations stands at 15 cents per liter of fuel for this Holy Week, after the downward revision of the discounts provided by the big oil companies, according to data from the National Association of Automatic Service Stations (Aesae) after analyzing the prices published in the Geoportal of gas stations of the Ministry for Energy Transition.
The large oil companies in the country have proceeded with the arrival of the month of April, and at the gates of Holy Week, to a withdrawal in their offer of fuel prices that they had been applying in recent months at a discount of about 10 cents per liter , which they maintained despite the fact that the government subsidy of 20 cents per liter of fuel ended at the end of 2022.
Specifically, the employers of 'low cost' gas stations estimate that the difference in prices in the different communities ranges between 10 cents and 18 cents per liter in 95 gasoline and diesel, also exceeding for the first time the 10 cent difference in all autonomous communities.
By autonomous community, Navarra is where consumers who use 95 gasoline can save the most when choosing the station, since the average difference is 19 cents between automatic and traditional gas stations. Meanwhile, in the Basque Country there is the greatest difference in diesel with 18 cents.
The president of Aesae, Manuel Jiménez Perona, stressed that "you can see a direct relationship between the implementation of automatic gas stations and the price differential in the different communities."
"In the case of Navarra and the Basque Country, where the presence of this type of stations is among the lowest, we found that the difference in price is very high, due to the lack of competition from traditional stations," he added.
For their part, the autonomous communities with the lowest difference in gasoline prices 95 are Murcia (10 cents), Islas Baleares (11 cents) and Castilla La Mancha, Asturias, Castilla y León and La Rioja (13 cents).
Regarding diesel, Catalonia (10 cents), the Balearic Islands (11 cents), Murcia, Aragon and Asturias (12 cents) are the ones that offer the least difference.
According to Aesae's calculations, this can mean a saving of about 20 euros per vehicle during this week, which means a total saving of about 320 million euros, adding the savings generated by the 16 million trips that the DGT foresees these days. .
Automatic gas stations already represent 18.3% of the market, and thanks to the competitive pressure they generate, they help lower prices in stressed areas.
Despite being a business model in expansion in Spain, the sector denounces that there are still obstacles on the part of local organizations for its implementation.