Cologne (dpa / lnw) - The reduction in the energy tax on fuels, which was lifted at midnight, is clearly noticeable at petrol stations in North Rhine-Westphalia. According to an initial sample by the ADAC at petrol stations in Cologne, Düsseldorf and Essen on Thursday, the prices for a liter of Super E10 rose by 30 to 35 cents in some cases. A spokesman for ADAC North Rhine said on Thursday that up to 2.26 euros had been charged for the fuel. In the case of diesel, an increase of 8 to 18 cents per liter was found, with liter prices of up to 2.17 euros.
ADAC strongly advised consumers to compare prices. "The price development is very dynamic," said an ADAC spokesman.