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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Petrol

This year
# fuel costs
Excise duty cuts on petrol and diesel to remain for now - but it will increase from June
The Cabinet today agreed a range of cost-of-living measures.
Last year
# factcheck
FactCheck: Do emissions from making electric cars mean they are not ‘green’?
Tesla has been criticised over the mining needed to make their batteries.
# Russia
Varadkar says Ireland has contingency plans if fuel rationing comes into effect
However, the Tánaiste said he doesn’t think the plans will need to be implemented.
# Cost of Living
No 'magic money tree' to help with fuel costs, says minister as pump prices jump above €2 a litre
Minister Heather Humphreys says remote working is a ‘sensible option’ for those looking to cut costs.
# fuel costs
Petrol prices rise over €2 per litre mark following EU announcement of Russian oil ban
Head of communications at AA Ireland Paddy Comyn told The Journal that prices are at a record high.
Rising fuel prices push motorists to reconsider their car usage
57% of adults surveyed said that they were changing or considering changing how frequently they use their car.
# Leaders' Questions
Criticism over soaring home heating oil costs as Martin says hands are tied due to EU VAT rules
Micheál Martin says they are working with the EU to see if there can be greater flexibility.
# fuel costs
Excise cut: Average tank of petrol should drop by €12 and diesel by €9, says government
Paschal Donohoe says a 60-litre tank will see excise duty reduce by an average of €12 for petrol and €9 for diesel.
# Ukraine
Govt expected to move on cut to fuel excise in the next week or two
The Tánaiste indicated to the Dáil this week that excise will need to be reduced in order to tackle price hikes at the pumps.
# Your Say
Have you cut down your car journeys because of the cost of fuel?
Petrol has hit the €2 per litre mark on some forecourts across the country this week.
# energy costs
Govt to take further action on rising cost of living before October's Budget, says Varadkar
Varadkar said the cost of living was rising even before the war in Ukraine, and now it has only gotten worse.
# Petrol Pumps
Varadkar says Govt may reduce excise duty on petrol as prices soar to €2 per litre
Senior ministers met today to discuss how to assist Ukraine and the impacts of energy costs domestically.
# Cost of Living
Coveney: EU states must be given 'extraordinary flexibilities' to deal with rise in fuel prices
Government sources say if the price of petrol or diesel hits €2 they will have to step in with emergency measures.
# Inflation
'Government doesn't get it': Opposition parties say cost of living package won't go far enough
The rising cost of living is ‘hurting people in the pocket’, said Leo Varadkar.
All time
# fuel for thought
UK army tankers to take to roads for fuel deliveries amid supply issues
Drivers in the UK are being warned that fuel prices could reach record levels.
# fuel crisis
Boris Johnson says crisis on petrol forecourts is ‘stabilising’
The British Prime Minister urged motorists to go about their business in the normal way.
# appeals court
Man who doused petrol on his wife and children jailed for one year
The man doused the woman and her children after he set alight petrol he spread in their home.
# Fuel
Cost of a litre of petrol at lowest level recorded since April 2016
The coronavirus pandemic and a significant drop in crude oil costs are among the factors behind the drop in price.
# pumped up prices
New Year starts with 'significant' increase in price of petrol and diesel
A litre of petrol now costs 144.5c on average.
# climate action plan
Draft law that aims to ban the sale of fossil fuel cars by 2030 published today
Minister Richard Bruton says today is a ‘hugely important step’ in underpinning measures of the Climate Action Plan.
# On The Road
117,000 new cars registered in Ireland in 2019 and just 3% were electric
The government is expected to soon publish draft legislation banning the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030.
Money from drivers paying 2c levy on petrol will soon be used for government climate action plans
The levy has been paid on petrol, oil and diesel since 1996.
# Petrol
'They're taking 2c off us that they don't need': Drivers paying levy on petrol that is no longer needed, committee hears
The levy has been paid on petrol, oil and diesel since 1996.
# end of free charging
Electric car drivers will have to pay for charging with ESB set to announce cost next month
Once the price structure is announced next month, there will be a lead-in time of a few weeks before charging kicks in.
# fuel tax
Increase in electric car take-up 'could pose a substantial risk to stability of the State’s finances'
A schedule of declining supports to buy electric cars should be considered, states department review.
# pumping it
The cost of motoring has come down - but not for everyone
Insurance and petrol costs are the biggest factors.
# don't have a cow man
What has the Taoiseach done to reduce his carbon footprint? He's eating less meat
Varadkar says lessons must be learned from water charges stating that cross-party buy-in for carbon taxes is needed.
# Budget
Welfare increase, fuel hike and income tax cuts: Here's what's coming in Budget 2019
Petrol, diesel, fuel and cigarettes are all set to rise.
# On The Road
Slight drop in cost of petrol and diesel, but we're still paying more than last year
Drivers are paying 10c more compared to July 2017.
# Prison
Man who stole over €5,200 worth of diesel from Applegreen station gets four-and-a-half years
The judge noted that he was a man of considerable abilities but said getting away with crime wasn’t one of them.
# Oil be damned
The price of petrol and diesel has gone up again
And it’s more expensive in Dublin.
# Net gains
Putting diesel fuel tax on par with petrol 'justifiable', report finds
Putting diesel tax on par with petrol would result in net gains for the exchequer and net reductions in pollution, the ESRI says.
# Electric Dreams
Poll: Will your next car be an electric one?
Is it time to finally go electric?
# racking up the miles
The average motorist in Ireland spends up to €125 a month on petrol
Most drivers would cover less than 500km a month, according to a survey from the AA.
# Your Say
Poll: Will your next car be an electric car?
The UK plans to phase out petrol and diesel cars by 2040, while Volvo will stop producing petrol cars in 2019.
# room to breathe
UK to ban sale of all diesel and petrol cars by 2040 'to clean up dirty air on roads'
The UK follows France in announcing plans to phase out such vehicles in just over 20 years’ time.
# Now we're sucking diesel
Petrol and diesel prices have fallen for four months in a row and are set to drop further
Prices are at a 12-month low.
# this is the end
Going climate neutral: Volvo to phase out traditional engines
The announcement “marks the end of the solely combustion engine-powered car,” the company’s CEO said.
# fuelling the boom
The price of fuel is going down but motorists are still paying far more than they did last year
The AA says it is concerned that, for every litre of petrol purchased, 63.67% goes to the government.
# pump it up
Petrol prices drop for first time in six months
On average, a litre of petrol now costs 136.6c, while a litre of diesel costs 126.0c.