Δευτέρα, 15-Οκτ-2018 18:32
Heating oil prices higher by 20%
The sale and distribution of heating oil started on Monday at a price higher by 20% that the previous year. The spike in the price is attributed to the increase in international oil prices.
According to the latest official figures released by the finance ministry, the average sale price of heating oil at the start of the winter season in October 2017 was 0.944 euros per litre and in April 2017 it was 1.025 euro per litre.
According to market's estimates the average price at the start of the current season is expected to be 1.14 euros per litre.
The last time the price of heating oil was over one euro per liter was in 2014, when the heating allowance was at 0.35 euros per liter, while the criteria were more flexible and there were more beneficiaries.