There is much to suggest that the price of oil is about to embark on a massive rebound after its recent rebound on December 5th. While Russia is likely to find ways to literally circumvent the embargo sooner rather than later, motorists will feel the price of this new measure. Explosive: We will probably even be ripped off twice with the embargo. Research by the “NDR” has shown that imports of Russian diesel were no longer taken into account by the influential price information platform “Platts” in the summer of this year!
Although Russian oil was and is still being imported, the platform acted as if the embargo were already in effect, the ÖAMTC explains in an interview with eXXress. The result: the supply seemed smaller than it actually was, which in turn led to high diesel prices. The ÖAMTC has therefore contacted the European Commission and once again calls on national and European politicians to finally take action against such price capades at the expense of consumers.
Nobody dares to predict how much the prices will rise at the moment. In Berlin, however, the German federal government is no longer just warning of price jumps, but also quite openly of possible supply problems.