Including more sustainable fuel could make the price of gasoline and diesel more expensive. There is already a directive that requires adding more biofuel in 2023.
2023 has begun with the elimination of the 20-cent bonus on fuel for most drivers and with rising fuel prices. But it does not end here, since far from improving, the prospect is that they continue to rise. Especially if we take into account that including more sustainable fuel could make the price of gasoline and diesel more expensive.
Since last January 1, the Fuel Quality Directive has been in force, a regulation that affects both gasoline and diesel and that supposes an increase in the amount of alternative fuels or biofuels that we will find in the fuels that we refuel at gas stations. .
Including more sustainable fuel could make the price of gasoline 5 cents more expensive and diesel 4.8 cents
The goal with this measure is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the entire life cycle while we are still dependent on fossil fuels. And the way to achieve that is by including a higher percentage of sustainable fuel in the mix.
This measure has meant that the percentage of biofuels and biogas in each liter of gasoline and diesel refueled has increased from 10% to 10.5%. Although it is a minimum percentage, the truth is that it represents a considerable increase in the price of fuel, becoming more expensive by 5 cents per liter of gasoline and 4.8 for diesel.
And all this adds up to an upward trend in fuel prices. In fact, last week gasoline rose in price and diesel fell, although only 0.11%. According to the European Union Oil Bulletin, gasoline cost an average of 1.619 euros last Thursday, while diesel was 1.679 euros per liter refueled.
This means that filling a 50-liter tank with gasoline costs 81 euros, while doing it with diesel cost an average of 84 euros a few days ago.