Sharp rise in petrol prices
Fuel prices have risen sharply in the last week with the most popular type, called “Natural 95”, increasing in average price by 58 halers to 37.40 crowns per litre. Other fuels such as diesel have also seen a similar trend. In Prague, prices have risen to as high as 38.2 crowns for “Natural 95”, while the Ústecký region has the lowest prices in the country, around two and a half crowns cheaper per litre. The rises reflect increasing crude oil prices on the global market – the Czech Republic has seen a consistent rise in fuel prices since mid-July and an overall trend of rising prices since January 2009.