Petrol prices at Finnish filling stations have risen to record levels.
According to Polttoaine.net, an online price comparison site, the highest price for a litre of 95E petrol in Finland today is already EUR 1.72.
The price is about 10 cents higher than its previous peak, dating from 2008.
According to the Finnish Petroleum Federation, a litre of petrol cost EUR 1.63 on average in mid-February.
The previous price record was EUR 1.62 per litre, calculated in today’s value of money.
According to Deputy Managing Director Pekka Huttula of the Finnish Oil and Gas Federation, the current record-high prices can be explained by the development of the euro to the US dollar exchange rates. As a result, the euro prices of petrol and diesel have increased more than those of crude oil.
The prices of crude oil and oil products are quoted in US dollars.