Croatian Government Limits Petrol to HRK 11.10, Diesel to HRK 11.00

By 14 October 2021

ZAGREB, 14 October, 2021 - The Croatian government passed a decree on Thursday limiting the retail price of petrol to HRK 11.10 (€1.48) per litre and the price of diesel to HRK 11.00 (€1.46) per litre for the next 30 days.

Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said that the aim of this move was to protect consumers.

"Considering the present economic situation, the unpredictability of petroleum prices on the global market and the impact of fuel prices on total economic activity and citizens' living standards, and in order to ensure further economic recovery, the government has decided to make use of the option to stabilise petrol and diesel prices over the next 30 days based on the Petroleum and Petroleum Products Market Act," the prime minister said at a cabinet meeting.

He added that the government would be closely monitoring the situation and trends on global markets and take further steps as necessary.

Fuel prices increased considerably in Croatia on Tuesday. According to the website cijenegoriva.info, the price of Eurosuper 95 rose by HRK 0.26 on average compared to last week, the price of diesel rose by HRK 0.40, and the price of autogas went up by HRK 0.13.

Eurosuper 95 now costs HRK 11.35 per litre at INA petrol stations, HRK 11.36 at Lukoil, HRK 11.39 at Tifon and HRK 11.40 at Petrol. Eurosuper 100 is sold at HRK 11.99 per litre.

Eurodiesel costs HRK 11.40 per litre at Crodux, HRK 11.42 at INA and HRK 11.43 at Lukoil, while the prices of autogas range from HRK 5.62 to 5.89.

The rise in fuel prices is due to the rise in petroleum prices on global markets and the high US dollar exchange rate.

(€1 = HRK 7.510550)