The price of petrol and diesel in Norway is at record levels on Monday. The reason is the US killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani last week.
On Monday morning, the price of a liter of 95 petrol at Circle K was 17,61 kroner, while the price of diesel was 16,96 kroner, Nettavisen writes.
Thus, the price record from last week of NOK 17.53 for petrol and NOK 16.86 for diesel has been broken.
“The reason is a new increase in the purchase prices of finished refined products in the international market. Not only was the oil price going up on Friday, but also the cost prices jumped after the killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani,” Circle K’s Knut Hilmar Hansen told Nettavisen.
With petrol prices on Monday morning, it will cost NOK 1,056.60 to fill the car tank with 60 liters of 95 petrol.
Hansen does not rule out that the diesel price at some gas stations on Monday can pass 17 kroner a liter because of the transport surcharge.
The price of a barrel of fuel oil is around $ 70 on Monday morning, which is up 5.6 per cent since Soleimani was killed in a US drone attack on Friday.
© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today