Tax increases push petrol prices to new record

Monday’s increase in value-added tax has pushed petrol prices in the Netherlands to a new record, according to consumer website UnitedConsumers.

The website says the price of Euro95 is now €1.89 a litre, two cents up on Sunday’s price thanks to the rise in btw to 21%.
The previous record price was €1.887 and dates from September. Diesel has also reached a new record of €1.539 a litre, the website said.
UnitedConsumers calculates petrol prices on a daily basis using the national recommended prices of Shell, BP, Esso, Texaco and Total.
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