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Energy: The price at the pump rose slightly on Wednesday, as the government’s official price for petrol climbed between half and one-and-a-half cents per litre.
The cost of petrol increased roughly 1% on Wednesday. Super 95 unleaded gas rose from €1.345 to €1.36 per litre and Super 98 unleaded went up from €1.40 to €1.405 per litre.
Those figures include an excise tax of approximately 46 cents per litre and 15% value added tax.
Super 95 cost €1.303 per litre in January and €1.316 per litre in June of last year, according to Luxembourg petroleum industry association GPL.
The cost of diesel remained steady at €1.204 per litre on Wednesday, the trade group said.
A recent Bloomberg study found that petrol in Luxembourg was roughly one-third less dear than in Norway, the most expensive place in its 61 country survey, and more than 10% cheaper than in all its Greater Region neighbours.
In Luxembourg, official fuel rates are set by the economy ministry and are the maximum price that petroleum products can be sold for in the Grand Duchy. However, there are no minimum price requirements.