With the expiry of the so-called tank discount at the end of August, fuel in Germany is again more expensive than in all of the direct EU neighboring countries. As of September 5, average daily prices in Germany were 2.07 euros for a liter of Super E5 and 2.16 euros for a liter of diesel, as reported by the Federal Statistical Office on Monday.
Taxes on petrol and diesel were reduced in Germany between June and August, causing prices at petrol stations to drop. Including the VAT effects, the liter Super was relieved by 35.16 cents, for diesel it was 16.71 cents. The extent to which the tax relief was actually passed on to end customers was disputed. Normal tax rates have applied since September 1st. This means that Germany is once again one of the most expensive countries in the EU.
Overall, according to the Federal Office, fuel prices are still higher than before the start of the war in Ukraine. On February 21, 2022, a liter of E5 still cost 1.80 euros and diesel 1.66 euros per liter. The price increase for diesel fuel is particularly noticeable. Fuel was the most expensive in March.