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Gas prices will tumble significantly for the second week in a row at Army and Air Force Exchange Service stations in Europe.

As U.S. prices continue to slide, prices in Germany on Saturday will drop anywhere from 8.2 cents per gallon for regular gas to .3 cents per gallon for diesel. Midgrade and premium gasoline prices in the U.K. and Germany will fall 7.5 cents and 6.9 cents respectively.

The most significant price drops will be in the Netherlands, where midgrade gasoline will tumble 13.5 cents per gallon, and premium will plunge 13.8 cents.

AAFES’ fuel and distribution costs are so high in the Netherlands that average U.S. prices, used to determine AAFES fuel prices in most European locales, haven’t been factored into the exchange’s prices there.

Instead, “We have sold gas at cost all year” in the Netherlands, said Lt. Col. David A. Konop, a spokesman for AAFES Europe. That continues to be the case.

The price of regular gas in Germany will have dropped 17.3 cents a gallon in two weeks when the price cuts go into effect. In the Netherlands, midgrade gas will have dropped 24.2 cents in the same period, and premium will have dropped 24.5 cents.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the Netherlands has the most expensive gas prices in Europe — $7.76 per gallon by the latest figures. Fuel in the U.K. is second-most expensive at $7.49 a gallon and Germany’s third at $7.13 per gallon.

In Italy, where the fuel program is administered by the Navy’s Tax-Free Office in Naples, unleaded gas costs $3.496 per gallon and diesel $3.306 per gallon.


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