QUARTERLY IFA FUEL SURVEY SHOWS CONTINUED PRICE INCREASES

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01 Dec 2016

QUARTERLY IFA FUEL SURVEY SHOWS CONTINUED PRICE INCREASES

Environment & Rural Affairs

IFA’s Inputs Project Team Chairman John Coughlan has reported increases in all fuel types surveyed in the most recent quarterly survey published by the Association.

The results show that the cost of agricultural diesel has risen by 4% to 63 cent per litre, with similar increases being recorded for car diesel, which now costs almost 117 cent per litre.

Highest price increase in Connacht

Connacht has shown the highest increase in fuel prices, with the cost of agricultural diesel rising by over 10% in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. This compares to a 2% increase being recorded in Leinster, 4% in Munster and 5% in Ulster.

John Coughlan said, “The disproportionate increase in fuel prices in western counties is unjustifiable. Many of the farm families in these areas have had to endure the worst impact of the difficult weather conditions this year and are now faced with unexplainable increased fuel costs.”

IFA is encouraging all members to use the fuel price survey results to negotiate keener terms with fuel suppliers and to ensure that farm families are not being ripped off.


Fuel prices by county

All prices are quoted include VAT.

Region  Prices (c/litre) Agricultural Diesel Car Diesel Kerosene
Leinster 61.9 117.05 57.79
Carlow 63.56 115.89 56.75
Dublin 62 121.9 54.9
Kildare 61.5 120.9 55
Kilkenny 61 114 65
Laois 60 114.4 56
Longford 61 116 58
Louth 62 115.87 56
Meath 61 115 56
Offaly 62.65 117.47 56.52
Westmeath 62.21 116.83 60.93
Wexford 62.6 114.88 57.1
Wicklow 63 121.9 55
Munster 62.05 115.74 57.96
Clare 64.01 116.85 59.02
Limerick 64 116.9 62
Tipperary North 60.04 116.73 57.32
Tipperary South 62 116 59
Waterford 64 117.9 51.11
Cork 59.67 114.96 57.39
Kerry 63 114 60
Ulster (part) 60.54 115.85 56.22
Donegal 59.5 116.3 56.9
Cavan 60.84 115.62 55
Monaghan 61.29 115.62 56.75
Connacht 66.67 117.37 60.56
Galway 64.99 115.1 61.99
Leitrim 74.9 120.9 60
Mayo 62.99 121.9 59.47
Roscommon 64.63 115.6 60.63
Sligo 69.9 116.9 60
National Average 62.88 116.6 58.18

 

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