Fuel prices steadily rising

Fuel prices have continued to grow in the past week with the price of the top-selling petrol Natural 95 up by 1.10 crowns to 32.69 a litre, a five-year record high. The price of diesel oil increased by 97 halers to 31.83 a litre. Experts attribute the steady growth to growing oil prices on world markets. The weak rate of the Czech crown to the US dollar as well as higher VAT and excise duties are also contributing to the trend.