White Diesel in Belgium, France and the rest of Europe cheaper than our Red Diesel

haydude

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Now that with a Pound we can buy 1.44 Euros (or rather 1.42 considering the commission cost of a bank transfer), Diesel in Europe has become A LOT CHEAPER than in the UK.

In Belgium at 1.25 Euros/l it comes at 87p/l. France 1.19/l is 83p/l.

Follow the link below for reference:
http://www.fuel-prices-europe.info/
 

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Could be because the € has weakened against other currencies in the last month and the retail price change as a consequence has not filtered through yet.
 

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Could be because the € has weakened against other currencies in the last month and the retail price change as a consequence has not filtered through yet.

Indeed, that is a factor, however the Pound has been quite strong against the Euro since March, and there has been plenty of time to align prices.

It is worth noting that now we pay road Diesel 45% more than our closest neighbour.
 

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It is worth noting that now we pay road Diesel 45% more than our closest neighbour.

Yes, but the tax take as a % of GDP is 47% in Belgium, 45% in France, 41% in Germany, 40% in Netherlands and 39% in UK. So diesel might be cheaper in France but they are collecting it somewhere else
 

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Could be because the € has weakened against other currencies in the last month and the retail price change as a consequence has not filtered through yet.

Continental white diesel has been cheaper than UK red diesel for some time.
Even since before the recent depreciation of the Euro vs Sterling.
 

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Yes, but the tax take as a % of GDP is 47% in Belgium, 45% in France, 41% in Germany, 40% in Netherlands and 39% in UK. So diesel might be cheaper in France but they are collecting it somewhere else

Dutch marina / bunker ship white is much cheaper than our red. how can that be right
 

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60% of our duty works out about the same as 100% of the duty payable on white diesel in the Netherlands at the current £€ exchange rate, so I don't know why.

Marina red (60/40 taxed) is often more expensive than 100% taxed UK white diesel.
Draw your own conclusions.
 
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