According to Newspaper, based on December 20 prices – the last for which there is a European comparison -, the Portuguese spend 7% of the average net monthly salary to fill a 50 liter gasoline deposit.
Spaniards need an average of 4% of net remuneration, Swedes 3% and Luxembourgers only 2%, according to the publication.
In the last week of 2021, gasoline cost 1,665 euros and diesel cost 1,501 euros per liter and, according to market sources, legibles should see an increase of three cents per liter already today.
Regarding the continued upward trend in prices, José Mendes, professor at the University of Minho and former secretary of the State for the Environment and Mobility, explains that “the increase registered in fossil fossils is carried out artificially. It has to do with the law of supply and demand”.
“If the OPEC countries produce less, the price goes up. These price hikes we saw in 2021 have nothing to do with the increase in extraction or refining costs, cited by the publication.
According to the National Institute of Statistics (INE), data from November to November revealed an increase in the prices of several goods, mainly food, due to the increase in the final cost of prices and others.
According to JN, the Portuguese car fleet comprises 6.5 million vehicles, of which half are gasoline, 48% are fueled by diesel and only 2% are powered by alternative energies.