How much does fuel cost in the Italian provinces? Which is the cheapest and which is the most expensive? Let’s clarify
January 12, 2023
From 1 January 2023, as we have been able to ascertain, the government has lifted the excise cut which has saved us a lot of money over the past year. At the moment, fuel prices are skyrocketing, reaching, and in some cases exceeding, 2.5 euros per litre.
As if that weren’t enough in the next few days we could find the distributors closed: the petrol stations of Faib, Fegica and Figisc/Anisa have called a national strike, both on the motorway and on ordinary roads, for the next 25 and 26 January. The protest, also foresees a demonstration in front of Montecitorio, “to restore the truth and put an end to the wave of mud unleashed by the government against an entire category of workers – write the promoters – just to try to cover up one’s political responsibilities and the choice of suddenly eliminate the cut in excise duties which caused the increase in fuel prices”.
But how much do petrol and diesel cost in the various Italian cities and provinces? Let’s clarify.
Very high prices on the Milano-Laghi line
The highest price in Italy was recorded at the Villoresi Ovest service station on the motorway to the lakes, which was perhaps a sporadic case. The cost exposed to the public was 2.512 euros per litre for diesel and 2.412 euros per liter for petrol, both in self-service mode.
Prices in the Italian provinces
Based on the latest average analyses, carried out by the specialized newspaper Staffetta Quotidiana, the most expensive province of our peninsula is Bolzano, where green is at 1.884 euros and diesel at 1.957 euros per litre, always in self mode. The cheapest is Ancona with 1.763 for self-service petrol and 1.841 euros per liter for diesel. Speaking of big cities: the cheapest is Rome where on average the Super sells for 1.8 and diesel at 1.857, followed in second place by Naples with the green at 1.818 euros and diesel at 1.868. Milan turns out to be more expensive, the average for green self-service is 1.836 euros and that of diesel 1.897 euros.
How is the price determined?
“First of all, the proximity to the refinery counts” explains Azzurra Pacces, expert on fuel markets for Staffetta Quotidiana. “For example, Ancona is close to the Falconara refinery, while Bolzano is far from the refineries. Cagliari has a nearby refinery and is cheaper than Olbia which is not. Then it also depends on the quantity of fuel dispensed, i.e. on how much the distributor bills”.
How much does fuel cost in Europe?
Italy is second in Europe for the cost of fuel with an average cost of 1.82 euros per liter for petrol. Finland beats us, with an average price of 1,910 euros per litre. In Sweden, on the other hand, diesel is charged very dearly: 2.152 euros per liter is the average price.
So are fuels so expensive everywhere? The answer is no, the cheapest country for green is Bulgaria with 0.665 euros per liter and Malta for diesel with 0.553 euros per liter