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Gas prices in Germany and the United Kingdom will increase by a nickel per gallon, while the Netherlands will see a 21-cent increase beginning Sunday.

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service fuel rates are based on Department of Energy averages from the States for the previous four weeks. According to an AAFES news release, costs in the States have risen as much as 21 cents in the first weeks of 2004.

New prices per gallon at the pumps in Europe, according to the AAFES release, will be as follows.

• In Germany: normal unleaded, $1.728; super unleaded, $1.824; and diesel, $1.721.• In the United Kingdom: super unleaded, $1.768; super-plus unleaded, $1.864; and diesel, $1.665.• In the Netherlands: super unleaded, $1.994; super-plus unleaded, $2.210; and diesel $1.827.• Prices in the Azores and Turkey will not change.

The price in the Netherlands reflects the U.S. increase because of the higher cost there, according to the release.

New fuel prices in the Netherlands were set at the “floor” price by the AAFES board of directors. This occurs when the cost of fuel plus dispensing costs is greater than the Department of Energy average.

In Italy, the Navy-administered program announced in December that prices would rise by 11 percent with the new year. The increase brought a gallon of unleaded gasoline in Italy from $1.482 to $1.691.

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