U.S. drivers across much of Europe can expect to shell out about five cents extra per gallon in April when filling up at the pump.

Prices for gas will rise because of the fuel price escalations that took place in the States during the past four weeks, according to a release by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service.

A look at the per-gallon prices across the continent:


Normal unleaded — $2.543;

Super unleaded — $2.639;

diesel — $2.715.


Super unleaded — $2.752;

Diesel — $2.810.

Normal unleaded fuel not available.

United Kingdom:

Super unleaded — $2.586;

Diesel — $2.661.

Normal unleaded fuel not available.


Super unleaded — $2.706;

Diesel — $3.020.

Normal unleaded fuel not available.

Prices for fuel coupon booklets sold throughout Italy will remain the same in April, said Bart Di Muccio, administrator of the Tax-Free Gas Coupon Program used for U.S. and NATO bases in Italy. Because there are no gas stations on the military bases, U.S. drivers in Italy use gas coupon booklets to buy gas on the economy.

AAFES gas prices are determined using a four-week stateside average computed by the U.S. Department of Energy. Costs for distributing the fuel and other logistics are then tacked on to that average, AAFES officials have said.

For the four-week average ending March 20, a gallon of regular unleaded cost about $2.36, while a month ago the average sat at about $2.30. Diesel fuel rose from a $2.48 average used to set March’s gas prices, to a $2.53 average that determined April’s costs.

Drivers can still buy gas coupons at the lower per-gallon rate until Friday, said Debbie Byerly, an AAFES spokeswoman.

The average price for a gallon of gas in the States is about 40 cents higher than it was at the same time last year, according to an AAFES release.

March was a rough month for drivers in the States. The average retail price of gasoline jumped by almost 14 cents for the week of March 13, The Associated Press reported.

Drivers on the West Coast had it the worst during that same week, where a gallon of regular grade cost about $2.57. The Rocky Mountain region was the place to be for cheaper gas, where a gallon averaged $2.39.

Stars and Stripes reporter Sandra Jontz contributed to this story.

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