The tax reduction on fuel was the same in all federal states - the price reduction at the gas station was by no means the same. In North Rhine-Westphalia, it was slightly higher than the national average, as an analysis by the German Economic Institute shows.
Cologne (dpa / lnw) - After the tax cut on Wednesday, fuel prices in North Rhine-Westphalia fell a little more than the national average. An evaluation by the Institute of the German Economy (IW) in Cologne shows that diesel for NRW fell by 9.7 cents from Tuesday to Thursday. The national average was 9.4 cents. With the super grades E5 and E10, a liter of fuel cost 27.3 cents less on Thursday than two days earlier. Nationwide, the difference between the two types of fuel was 26.0 cents on average.
The strongest minus for E10 and E5 was 28.8 cents per liter in Saxony - ahead of Bremen and Thuringia. Bremen recorded the sharpest decline in diesel at 12.0 cents per liter - ahead of Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
The tax on fuel has been significantly reduced since Wednesday in order to relieve consumers. The tax advantage for E10 is 35.2 cents per liter, for diesel it is 16.7 cents. However, it does not become valid at the pump, but rather from the tank farm or refinery. Petrol stations may therefore still have stocks for which a higher tax was due.
Where the differences between the countries come from is not clear, said IW expert Thomas Puls. "But it looks like it plays a role from which refinery the gas stations are supplied." There are also big differences between the individual gas stations. Overall, the subsidence in the north is more pronounced than in the south.