Critical Gas Prices - Italians Paying Over €2 Per Liter!

Things are getting really out of hand with gasoline and diesel prices in Europe. Italy is currently at the very forefront of this rather negative trend, with gasoline now over the €2 per liter threshold in some areas of the country.
Italian Filling Station 1 photo
Photo: Minale Tattersfield
It seems that the European Debt Crisis is still negatively affecting fuel prices on the continent, and with the current Italian government raising gasoline taxes in order to keep the world’s fourth largest debt in check, things don’t look like they could improve any time soon.

Now, in Italy, filling up one’s car which has a 60 liter tank now costs around €120, as opposed to the €111 that the average Italian household spends on food every week.

The manager of a metals trading company near Milan, Giovanni Cimmino filled up his Fiat Multipla in Croatia, to dodge the high prices, before returning home from his summer holiday. “You need a smart strategy to save on gas [. . .] I tend to use more public transportation and avoid driving when it’s not necessary,” said the 37 year-old.

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