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A full tank of petrol costs 8.9 euros more than it cost at the end of December: the calculation comes from Codacons which underlines how a greater annual expenditure of around 214 euros per motorist can be estimated. “Beyond the extreme cases recorded in the islands or on some motorway sections, where the price lists are even close to 2.5 euros per litre, Codacons states in a note, it is clear that something is not right on the pump prices front. The rise in petrol and diesel was widely expected as an effect of the increase in excise duties, but net of the higher taxation, the price component that is not affected by VAT and excise duties should have fallen due to the sharp drop in oil prices, which fell in these days well below 80 dollars a barrel. It is also not clear how two pumps of the same brand, but located in different areas, can sell the same fuel with price differences of even 20 euro cents”. “We are pleased that our complaint about fuel has led the Government to take immediate action to monitor the trend in price lists, but we believe that similar situations must be prevented through constant supervisory activity”, stated the chairman Carlo Rienzi..