Currently, European countries are experiencing a sharp increase in fuel prices. The Guardian came to this conclusion after observing the dynamics of prices for gasoline and diesel fuel in European countries.
According to the Western press, the cost of diesel fuel in Europe has increased by an average of 5% and exceeded $1000 per ton. The price of Brent oil yesterday increased by 1% to $94.
European analysts attribute the rise in prices for diesel fuel and gasoline to the corresponding restrictions introduced by the Russian Federation on September 21. The fact is that fuel has become more expensive in Russia itself - due to rising world prices, as well as the desire of companies to profit from this by selling part of the fuel to foreign markets. As a result, the government was forced to introduce restrictions on the export of gasoline and diesel fuel.
Currently, fuel exports from Russia are allowed only to the EAEU countries, including Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Even in this case, exports are carried out under intergovernmental agreements. Russian fuel is not supplied to European countries, and the situation in the sphere of energy supply to European countries was already very difficult, especially after the introduction of anti-Russian sanctions by the European Union.
It should be noted that there is now a shortage of diesel fuel in the world. This is due to a reduction in oil production and the general difficult situation in the global energy market.