Gábor Egri, president of the Independent Petrol Stations Association, said that the partial closures of petrol stations on August 19th and 20th were a success, and called for the price freeze to be lifted as soon as possible.
Small petrol stations belonging to the association announced before the holiday weekend that they would hold a shutdown on the 19th and 20th of August, as “due to the resulting supply shortages, uncertainties and unpaid financial subsidies, they are forced to suspend their services.”
The president told Index news portal that despite the fueling restrictions in July, there was no significant drop in Hungarian fuel sales at the capped price of 480 forints (1.17 euros). MOL has already called for the capped price to be abolished, while drivers can prepare for a situation where they may not be able to get fuel in some places during the coming months.
From Wednesday, the market prices of gasoline and diesel will increase again, by 7 forints gross for gasoline and 26 forints gross for diesel, reports holtankoljak.hu, a Hungarian fueling price comparison website.
With the fixed price of 480 forints (1.17 euros) will remain, while the average market price of 95-gasoline (E10) at domestic gas stations will be 678.9 forints (1.65 euros) per liter, and the average price of diesel will be 771.9 forints (1.88 euros) per liter starting from tomorrow.
It is worth checking, as prices for products without a price cap can vary greatly at gas stations throughout the country.
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