REGION DODGES FUEL PRICE HIKE
Diesel and petrol prices remain the same despite new national tax
By James Parkes THE PRICE of fuel at petrol stations throughout the Valencia region did not go up at midnight on Monday - unlike the majority of regions in Spain where the price per litre has increased by up to 4.8 cents.
The application of a new tax approved by the previous PP government replaces the optional regional tax. Some regions were applying the maximum rates (including Valencia and Murcia), others only partially – and others not at all and in these regions drivers faced a huge hike on Tuesday (January 1) of €2.4 to fill a 50-litre tank.
This tax modification is not the specific diesel fuel tax rise planned by the current PSOE government - which remains frozen due to the inability to pass the 2019 budget.
More New Year good news for consumers came from the pharmacy sector. From January 1 the prices of 1,200 commonly-used medications were reduced.
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