Prices at Dutch gas and diesel pumps reached an all-time high this weekend, RTV Drenthe reports, citing data from consumer organisation United Consumers.
The average price of gasoline hit 2.10 euros a litre on Sunday, beating all former records, while diesel prices exceeded 1.80 euros.
The consumer collective believes that tensions between Russia and Ukraine are pushing up already high fuel prices.
Ewout Klok, chairman of the petrol station owner’s association, believes, however, that the price increase has also to do with high excise duties on automobile fuel. More than half the price for gas and diesel in the Netherlands consists of taxes, he says.