AAFES gas prices in Europe are going up in November
Stars and Stripes October 29, 2005
American drivers of diesel-fueled cars in Europe will be paying an average of 25 cents more per gallon in November, according to the latest round of prices announced by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service.
Those who drive gas-fueled cars also will see price increases of 6 to 10 cents per gallon.
AAFES cited the hurricanes along the Gulf Coast that stressed the petroleum industry and caused prices to go up in the U.S. for the price increase.
The agency, which operates gas stations for Department of Defense ID card holders in Germany, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Azores and Turkey, used the average stateside price of gas for the week of Oct. 24 to determine its prices in Europe for November.
“Wholesale and retail prices are just now beginning to level out after the events in the Gulf Coast,” Jack Morris, AAFES Europe senior vice president, said in a news release.
“Using the [Energy Department] average for the week of the 24th will ensure pump prices are consistent with what you’d find in the States today.”
In Germany, the price of diesel will increase from $2.72 to $2.97 per gallon.
Regular unleaded will go from $2.72 to $2.78. Higher grades of gas will cost 8 to 9 cents more per gallon.
In the United Kingdom, diesel fuel will rise in November from $2.66 to $2.92 per gallon while super unleaded goes from $2.75 to $2.84.
In the Azores, super unleaded next month will cost $2.95. In Turkey, super unleaded will cost $2.97 and diesel $3.02.
In the Netherlands, super unleaded will be $2.90, super-plus $3.07 and diesel $2.97, according to AAFES.
Purchasers of gas coupons, which can be redeemed at Esso stations in Germany and the Netherlands, as well as Aral stations on the German autobahn, could save some money by buying coupons before the end of the month.
Currently, a 100-liter booklet of diesel coupons costs $71.80. Starting Nov. 1, the same booklet would cost $78.49. A 200-liter booklet of regular unleaded will increase from $143.45 to $147.04, according to AAFES.
According to the Lundberg Survey, which surveys prices at 7,000 gas stations in the U.S., the average price per gallon of gas (not including diesel) dropped from $2.91 on Oct. 7 to $2.66 on Oct. 21.
According to AAFES, citing Energy Department figures, the average prices on Oct. 24 were $2.60 for regular unleaded, $2.72 for mid-grade, $2.82 for premium and $3.16 for diesel.