The Army and Air Force Exchange Service has revised its November gas coupon prices, subtracting another 2 cents per gallon from the previously announced price cut.
“Overall, it’s going to be a 10-cent drop, rather than eight,” said Maj. David Accetta, spokesman for AAFES-Europe.
The only grade to increase in the affected areas is diesel, which goes up by about 2 cents per gallon more than the price during October.
The revisions came at the order of Maj. Gen. Kathryn Frost, the commander of AAFES operations worldwide. The decrease is consistent across fuel grades and affects prices in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Other areas in Europe with a U.S. military presence are either not on monthly contracts or aren’t serviced by AAFES.
Monthly AAFES price fluctuations are tied to average domestic prices logged by the Department of Energy.
Costs for the military overseas are still somewhat higher than domestic averages due to the cost of dispensing fuel coupons.
The Associated Press has reported that retail gas prices fell about 16 cents since Sept. 12 as the industry recovered from August’s peak driving season, East Coast blackouts affecting refineries and a West Coast pipeline that was shut down to avoid environmental problems.
U.S. prices for regular gasoline now average $1.54 per gallon; the October average was about $1.58 and is the figure AAFES uses to base its prices.
The AAFES prices always reflect the previous month’s average at home.
As of November, AAFES prices in Germany will be $1.75 for a gallon of normal unleaded, $1.85 for super unleaded, $1.94 for super plus unleaded and $1.67 for diesel.
In the Netherlands, a gallon of super unleaded will cost $1.85, super plus unleaded will be $1.96 and diesel will sell for $1.67.
In the United Kingdom, super unleaded will sell for $1.80 per gallon, super plus unleaded and LRP will sell for $1.89 and diesel will cost $1.62.