In the past few weeks, fuel prices at Austrian petrol pumps have skyrocketed and exceeded record levels. In some places, drivers had to pay up to 3 (!) euros for a liter of fuel. Oil companies say the high prices are due to the Ukraine war. Interesting: In neighboring Hungary, the price remained stable and low last weekend: A liter of diesel cost a maximum of EUR 1.26 there.
Chancellor Nehammer met with experts from the energy sector on Sunday and discussed possible measures to counteract the high prices. As oe24 reports, however, the suspension of sales tax demanded by the SPÖ and FPÖ should not occur. With a high basic price, this increases as a percentage and could bring a relief of around 40 cents per liter. According to internal sources, the government plans to halve the mineral oil tax. This would lower the price per liter by an average of 20 cents. An increase in the commuter allowance and other grants are also planned.
The next price hammer will come on July 1: the Green coalition partner is still vehemently refusing to suspend the Co2 tax decided in November 2021. This will raise the fuel price again by at least 10 cents per liter.