Frankfurt/Main (dpa/lhe) - Just one day after the reduction in mineral oil taxes, fuel prices in Hesse rose again. According to an evaluation by the ADAC Hessen-Thüringen, a liter of Super E10 or diesel cost six cents more on Thursday at the cheapest gas station in Kassel, Frankfurt, Wiesbaden, Darmstadt and Fulda than on the previous day. On Wednesday, the mineral oil companies passed part of the tax cut on to consumers.
The ADAC assumes that the prices at the pump are still far higher than they should be. The tax advantage - for super petrol it is 35.2 cents per liter, for diesel 16.7 - was not fully received by the consumer on Wednesday. In addition, the providers would have increased the prices before the tax cut significantly. According to the ADAC, a fair price for a liter of Super-E10 should be around 1.60 euros - almost 30 cents below the value of 1.88 euros recorded in Hesse on Thursday morning.
Transport expert Wolfgang Herda explained: "Regardless of the reduction in energy tax, the prices at the pumps are clearly too high. The mineral oil companies are called upon to exploit the scope for price reductions and not to cash in at the expense of consumers." It is assumed that the prices will adjust in the coming days.